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Inside The Volcano
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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Journey towards the centre of the earth. Descend 120 meters into the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 6, 2012

If rugged hikes and awe-inspiring sights are your thing, visiting þrihnukagigur is for you. Nowhere else can you be lowered into a volcano of this kind to witness the aftermath of lava where it once flowed. The hike to and from the volcano is exhilarating with a constant, endless picturesque view of Iceland's renowned lava fields.

The guides are perfect for this kind of adventure: very helpful, fun, and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

it was a short trip to Island, Reykjavik and our finish was inside the volcano, near Reykjavik
The lava field was long and endless, but the weather was great, not to cold and not to hot, simple perfect for a day whit many experience and amazing volcano, inside the volcano.
After the visit inside the volcano, w eat a meat soup and drink an coffee on the volcano.
When you become an chance to do what we do on this day.

great great great
Andrea and Bert

2  Thank bertbeuthan
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was a phenomenal experience. I don't think words or pictures can do it justice. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was worth every penny!!

3  Thank Micaela W
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

At first, we joked about going into this volcano we had heard about, on our way to Iceland. 5 days later, we booked tickets even though it seemed quite pricey. If I had known then what I would get for the money, I would've gladly payed up! :)

I can honestly say that the visit inside Thrihnukagigur earlier this summer, is the most awesome thing I've done yet. A knowing and kind crew made the trip worth while, and the volcano itself... Wow. It makes more sense now a couple of months later, than it did right afterwards.

Of course it's an extra plus if you're ever so slightly into geology or the environmental side of life, which could bring out that extra "Oomph" in these kind of excursions. But then again, the colors of the volcano's inside, the physics behind the emptying of lava, and the fragility of it all - worth every penny and time.

Interesting how this will evolve as a tourist attraction.
Once again, big thanks to the tour crew - it's all much thanks to you!

3  Thank Petter L
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

A short coach ride from Reykjavik to the ski resort carpark. Then a tricky 50 min walk across lava fields - led by a guide which was essential as there was no clearly marked trail and very few signs. Dont be afraid to ask them to slow down as the walk is tiring - especially climbing over the rift. I was glad of my walking pole - those with 2 poles seemed to fare better.
At the base of the volcano we left our bags at base camp - donned helmets with torches and harnesses before a short steep climb to the summit - dont forget cameras or phones with cameras and plenty of battery life!
An expert mountaineer and caver took us out on a platform and then we climbed down into a window washer's cradle -roped on safely.
A narrow entrance and then it opened out like a huge bottle for the 120m descent into the magma chamber. Incredible colours well lit by lights in the chamber. We had about 30 mins at the bottom which was plenty of time to explore on a rocky rubble mound - though expert geologists may want longer!
After the trip we had a good bowl of meat stew before tackling the walk back to the coach.
A real adventure - moderately difficult but definitely worth the effort.

1  Thank Claire J
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