Sunday the 7th – Enjoy a day of volcanic adventure!

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When you arrive at the meeting point, look for the Reykjavík Global Forum logo to find your group!

This first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years provides a unique opportunity to study the geological mysteries of the region!

The tour starts in front of Harpa where you will meet your professional local guide before heading towards the otherworldly Reykjanes Peninsula. The first stop of the day will be at Kleifarvatn Lake, the largest lake in the peninsula, said to be the home of a mythical sea monster. The next stop will be close by at the Seltún Geothermal Area where you will be able to witness mudpots, fumaroles and minerals deposited from geothermal solutions that provide colorful sediments.

Continuing the journey to Geldingadalir, the newest volcanic eruption in Iceland where you get to hike up to the volcano, see the brand new lava and experience the heat coming from it. On the way there will be a mealbreak where everyone gets a typical Icelandic mealpack suitable for a hike. Return back to Harpa in Reykjavík after the hike.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exclusive Women Policital Leaders Tour
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Scenic stops at Kleifarvatn Lake and Seltún Geothermal Area
  • Geldingadalir Volcano Hike
Hiking details:

Difficulty level: Moderate

Distance: 8 km (5 miles)

Elevation: 300 m (985 feet)

This tour is organized and operated by Iceland Travel Conferences for Women Political Leaders (WPL). If there are any questions regarding this tour, please contact us at conferences@icelandtravel.is.

What’s included?

  • Transport by bus
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Scenic stops at Kleifarvatn Lake and Seltún Geothermal Area (Krýsuvík)
  • Guided volcano hike in Geldingadalir
  • Mealpack for the volcano hike

What do I need to bring?

  • Good outdoor clothing that protects you from wind and water
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Hats, gloves, warm woolen socks
  • Walking sticks (alpine poles) are recommended

What to wear general guidelines for outdoor activities in Iceland:

What you wear will depend on the weather you are typically used to. In the autumn, we recommend that you bring layers with you for your trip, and see how you feel. Leggings or long-johns under jeans/pants are always a good idea, as well as a fleece sweater over your shirt and under your winter coat. The winds can be strong here, so it might also be a good idea to bring a hat of some kind, as well as some gloves.

You want to bring water friendly boots and a water proof jacket as well. With the rain here, it is not common to use an umbrella because the winds are strong. Be sure to wear something to keep you dry!

An itemized list of recommended wardrobe for Iceland:

  • The inner layer could be lightweight woolens, a sweater or cardigan
  • The outer layer should be wind and a rainproof (weatherproof)
  • Gloves and hats are recommended when going on hikes.
  • It is a good idea to wear solid boots, waterproof shoes or sturdy rubber boots with a solid sole
  • We recommend wearing warm underwear and socks

 

This tour is organized and operated by Iceland Travel Conferences for the Reykjavík Global Forum. If you have any questions regarding this tour, please contact us at conferences@icelandtravel.is.