Volcano tours have played a major role in the Iceland tourism. Iceland become a perfect destination for Volcano tours since the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull Volcano last year. There are several volcanoes in Iceland that tourists should visit. Here is the guide of volcano tours in Iceland.
Hekla Volcano - Hekla volcano is among the most famous active volcanoes in the world. In ancient times Mount Hekla volcano is believed to be the Gateway to Hell. The last eruption in the Mount Hekla volcano took place in the year 2000. Tourists interested in visiting Mount Hekla volcano will have to reach Landmannalaugar. There is a hiking trail from Landmannalaugar to reach Mount Hekla Volcano.
Grimsvotn Volcano - Located in the Vatnajökull ice cap, Grimsvotn is the most active volcano in Iceland. Grimsvotn Volcano has erupted over 60 times in last 800 years. The volcano last erupted few weeks ago. The best way to reach Grimsvotn volcano is to hire a jeep from Hrauneyjar. There are several jeep tours available to reach Grimsvotn Volcano.
Reykjanes - Reykjanes volcanic system is situated near the captial of Iceland, Reykjavík. The Reykjanes volcanic system is also home of the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Blue Lagoon. Reykjanes is quite close to the Reykjavik. Tourists can hire a car and reach the volcanic system in one hour or so. You can also reach Reykjanes from Grindavík, Njarðvík and Keflavík.
Katla Volcano - Katla is one of the largest and the powerful and dangerous volcanoes in Iceland. The volcano is situated in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The region surrounding the Katla volcano is also famous for adventure sports like cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice hiking and snowmobile tours. You can reach the Katla volcano via guided jeep tours.
Hengill Volcano - Although Hengill volcano was last erupted 2000 years ago there are enough evidence to indicate that its still active. The area around the volcano has several hot springs and it suitable for hiking as well. Tourists can reach Hengill from Reykjavik. While visiting the volcano do not forget to visit Hellisheidi Geothermal plant for insight into Iceland volcanoes.
Surtsey volcano - Surtsey is located on one of the newest islands in the world. The island has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island has very restricted access. Tourists interested in watching the Surtsey volcano and the aftermath of its last eruption will to book a flight tours or boat tours around the island.
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano - Who can forget this unpronounceable volcano. Eyjafjallajökull volcano last erupted in 2010 and forced thousands of travelers to call airport their temporary home. Eyjafjallajökull volcano put Iceland on the tourism map. The volcano is located west of Mýrdalsjökull. Usually tourists visit both Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcano.