Let's Go Volcano!
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure discovering the volcanic environs of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The adrenaline kicks in pierside as you board your specially modified super truck -- your transportation for today’s volcanic journey. Your first stop is at the perfectly formed lava ring and crater of Stóra Eldborg (3,000 years old) where you will take an invigorating hike up the steep flanks of the crater, enjoying breath-taking views of the lunar-like surroundings on your way to the way to the top.
Next on the agenda is a lava-tube caving experience. Following a short drive, and subsequent walk over spongy moss and uneven ground, your guide will locate the almost undetectable cave entrance via GPS. Gear up, donning a safety helmet, and grab a high-beam flashlight to embark on a journey into the mysterious depths of the Icelandic underworld.
Visit the bubbling hot springs and fumaroles at the high temperature geothermal field of Krýsuvík, located in the middle of the fissure zone that traverses Iceland.
In the nearby fishing village of Grindavík, a lunch of lobster soup is served with freshly baked bread.
Returning by civilized roads, you will head back to Reykjavik and the ship.
Substantial walking, hiking and caving are required of all participants. Suitable only for guests who are physically fit. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability prior to booking. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. Not suitable for guests with back or neck problems. Minimum age is 8 years. Dress warmly and in layers for the day’s weather conditions. Wear sturdy, closed-toe, non-skid shoes.