Iceland volcano magma chamber tours open this summer

Þríhnúkagígur, a dormant volcano in Iceland, and its accessible magma chamber will be open for tours this summer, giving travellers the opportunity to see what the inside of a volcano looks like.

The volcano is the only place on earth where the magma chamber is accessible and currently safe to explore. The size of its chamber is enormous; the ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts. The distance from top to bottom is about 150 meters (450 ft.).

The operation of this unique and exclusive tour, only available for a 6-8 week period this summer, is part of an ongoing environmental, geological, and marketing research project of the volcano.

The tour involves participants descending into the chamber through the crater, accompanied by experienced and specially trained guides. An open elevator system is used in the operation, transporting participants up and down the chamber in a cable lift.

The tour will be operated 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.

For more information about the magma chamber tour, visit