Life is short, so why not take a plunge into a volcano “Joe versus the Volcano” style, if possible, right? Well… we don’t want to instantly burn up in a second, and we definitely don’t want to venture into a journey of with no return. The good news is that the “Inside the Volcano” day tour is a real-life “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” as you do descend 120 meters via a cable lift into the magma chamber of the Icelandic volcano called Thrihnukagigur (“Three Peaks Crater”). From the bottom of the magma chamber, you’ll be able to marvel at the colorfully textured lava-rock walls. How cool is that?!?
Thrihnukagigur volcano is a dormant volcano which erupted over 4,000 years ago. And the ONLY PLACE on earth you can actually go inside a volcano.
Fun fact: The 1864 science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Verne, has professor Lidenbrock and company descending into another Icelandic volcano, Snæfellsjökull (“Snow fell glacier”); little did Verne know that he had the wrong volcano as the entrance to Thrihnukagigur was only discovered in 1974 by Árni B Stefánsson.
When I first heard about this place, I knew that my husband would love to check it out. Rocks, crystals, gems, and fossils fascinate him, and so do volcanoes. There was no way we’d skip this adventure, and we are always up for a challenge as well.
I booked our tour with “Inside the Volcano,” and there is no other better way to schedule and book this tour but with them. It was easy, fast and they’re very reliable.