Have you ever seen a volcanic eruption and bathed in magical waters? All this and more in an unforgettable day tour with Thor Travel.
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On the evening of March 19th, 2021 a fissure ripped open and lava poured out in Geldingadalur valley on the Reykjanes peninsula. The eruption was not unexpected since there had been thousands of earth tremors in previous weeks. The eruption has been a “best-case scenario” eruption in a country that experiences a major eruption every five years. Like Hawaii, Iceland sits atop a mantle plume where magma flows from deep within the earth´s core up to the shallow crust. In addition, Iceland straddles the boundary separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Both these geological features explain why Iceland is so prone to earth tremors and volcanic activity.
This day tour will include visiting three places. Firstly, Geldingadalur valley. In the company of an experienced guide, you’ll hike to view the volcanic eruption and enjoy a small picnic, weather permitting. The eruption might not be accessible, but you will see the lava and experience the intense heat from it. Secondly, Seltún (geothermal area). This is a short hike in a geothermal area with mud pools and fantastically coloured rocks. And thirdly, you’ll discover how the Second World War impacted Iceland. Tours typically last around 4 hours.
Some of the highlights of your trip are:
- The volcano
- The new lava
- Seltún – geothermal area
- L&D on US history