Unique volcano magma chamber tours in Iceland are being offered this summer to the Thrihnukagigur volcano, a volcano that has been dormant for around 4,000 years.
The Thrihnukagigur volcano is the only place on earth where the magma chamber is accessible and currently safe to explore. The size of its chamber is very large; the ground space is roughly the size of a football pitch. The distance from top to bottom is about 150 meters (450 ft.).
The site of the volcano is roughly 25 minutes’ drive away from Reykjavik, but once there visitors must trek for 40 minutes across a lava field to reach the volcano’s summit. Visitors will then take an open cable lift 120 metres down to the bottom of the crater before beginning the hour-long tour with a team of expert guides.
This unique volcano tour will only be in operation from June 15th to July 31st, with several confirmed departures each day during that period. The tour is operated in small groups and takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete, including up to one hour inside the volcano.
Icelandair, Iceland’s leading airline Icelandair, in-conjunction with www.insidethevolcano.com, is offering tours to the Thrihnukagigur volcano as an add-on option for any of the airline’s current package deals.