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Ever wondered what a volcano looks like on the inside? This unique volcano tour, only available during a short period in the summer of 2012, literally takes you inside a dormant volcano, through the top crater and to the bottom of its magma chamber.
Thrihnukagigur volcano is the only place on earth where it's safe to explore a magma chamber from the inside. The volcano has not erupted for 4.000 years and shows no signs of coming to live again anytime soon. Head out of Reykjavik by car to the volcano, approximately 25 minutes from the capital. You'll then walk over a genuine Icelandic lava field to approach the volcano (moderate level hiking, 2 out of 5, about 30-40 minutes. When you reach the volcano, your group will use an open elevator system to descend 400 feet into the ground. (All equipment and processes have been tested extensively and approved by the administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland) The view is amazing and intriguing. Tour includes pick up/drop off from hotel, all required safety gear (helmets, harnesses, etc, light refreshments.)
Note: Passengers should be in reasonable physical shape for this tour, moderate walking on unpaved surface required.
Wear: Hiking boots (essential), wind and waterproof outer jacket. Dress for cool temperatures, the crater is about 42-43°F year-round.
Bring: Bottled water, camera, good spirits- this tour is all about having fun!
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Park Inn Island ***
A family friendly hotel with large rooms ideally suited for business, leisure and family travel. Situated in a lively area near a variety of restaurants and shops. The Reykjavik main shopping street and Old Town center are within walking distance. Nearby is the Laugardalur area, an oasis with a year-round botanical garden, Reykjavik Zoo and Family Park, Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the city's largest geothermal swimming pool and state of the art spas. 119 rooms with private bathrooms, hair dryer, telephone, radio, satellite TV, and minibar.
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel ****A first class hotel perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood with scenic views. An easy walk along the Reykjavik Lakes takes you to the Old Town center. The Saga has been one of Reykjavik's key hotels for decades with quality accommodation and a first class restaurant with a breathtaking view. 209 rooms with private bath, hair dryer, complimentary wireless internet access, telephone, radio, satellite TV and minibar.Also on-site: health club/spa with fitness center, 2 gift shops, hairdresser. Room size: 20-25 sq meters.