The Volcano Hike

Búrfell canyon - hike through the lava pathway.

Reykjavík hiking offers magnificent trip through lava and history with local guide to a top of a volcano. The trip takes you trough Búrfellsgjá canyon which is 3,5 km long lava pathway running from the volcano Búrfell which is 179 meters high. The canyon that we walk trough was the channel through which red-hot magma flowed when Búrfell eruption took place 7000 years ago. The hike is an easy 7 km hike that tells a story of history, caves and geology.



The Hiking Bus will pick you up from your hotel between 9 and 9:30 am and a 30 minute drive will take you to the start of the hike. The climb and descent takes between 2,5 and 4 hours and the bus brings you back to your hotel in the early afternoon. The hike is in small grupes at a leisurely pace that suits all ages and levels of fitness. 



The Reykjavik Hiking guides are highly experienced mountain guides with academic backgrounds in natural sciences, geology and geography. They are all born and raised in Reykjavík and will, during the hike, be sharing with participants their knowledge of the natural surroundings, as well as the history and culture of the area.



Good hiking and outdoor equipment is important for hiking in Iceland. Participants will need to have good hiking boots, warm clothing and a wind and waterproof shell.  A backpack and trekking poles are also useful. All the necessary equipment can be rented for a small fee.


  • Transport to and from hotels in Reykjavik

  • Local guide

Reykjavik Hiking

Búðavaði 12

IS 110 Reykjavik


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