Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano

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20 min

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Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano is only a short drive from Hotel Rangá. In fact, on clear days our guests can even spot its snow-capped peaks from the Rangá Restaurant. Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano is 1666m tall. What’s more, its icecap actually covers an active volcano. The latest eruption of Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano was in 2010. Flights across Europe were cancelled en masse as the volcano’s ash blew towards the continent. Guests at Hotel Rangá are able to take a guided tour of the glacier. You can experience the glacier either via Super Jeep or on snowmobiles. The glacier’s summit has fantastic views of Iceland’s south coast and is fabulous day trip from Hotel Rangá.

FAQ about Eyjafjallajökull glacier

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Eyjafjallajökull is just a short 20 minute drive from Hotel Rangá. In fact, the glacier volcano can be seen from our south facing rooms as well as the Rangá Restaurant. 

Actually, the word “Eyjafjallajökull” means “island mountain glacier.” 

Yes, you can! What’s more, guests at Hotel Rangá can take a variety of tours to the top of Eyjafjallajökull. From its summit, visitors are able to see craters that were formed in the 2010 eruption. Moreover, the glacier volcano offers fantastic views of Iceland’s South Coast. Please check with our  reception to see what tours are available. 

We recommend that you book a guided tour with a local tour company to visit the top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano. It is dangerous to visit the summit without a guide. 

Distances to Eyjafjallajökull glacier

On our social media channels we frequently post tips, tricks & fun facts about Iceland with the hashtag #knowIceland.

It takes 20 minutes to drive to the base of the glacier volcano from Hotel Rangá. Furthermore, it takes another 25 minutes to reach its summit. We highly recommend that you book a tour with a local tour company if you wish to visit the top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcnao. We can assist you to book a tour in our reception.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to the base of Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano.

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