Tours to Operate Inside Dormant Icelandic Volcano

Travellers are being offered the opportunity of experiencing the inside of a dormant volcano in Iceland.

The Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland, which last erupted 4,000 years ago, will now be open for tourists who will be able to descend down into the crater to the volcanic magma chamber. The descent into the volcanic chamber will be made using a cable lift.

The Iceland volcano tour (http://www.insidethevolcano.com) will be available for six to eight weeks, from June 15, 2012, as part of an environmental, geological, and marketing study that is being conducted. The tour will be available to travellers in several daily departures to the volcano crater, for prices commencing from £182 per person.

The trip includes a 40-minute hike to the volcano, and a 120m descent into the crater via the cable lift. The tour operators, Iceland-based 3H Travel, will be offering transportation from several hotels in Reykjavik, and trained guides for the volcano’s visitors.

Iceland is a European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world.

Thrihnukagigur volcano is located around 20 miles from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The magma chamber is often referred to as the heart of a volcano, and it is where liquid rock builds up until is finally ejected as a volcanic eruption. In the Thrihnukagigur volcano, tourists will have a rare view of the empty magma chamber. Experts believe that the magma has solidified on the walls, leaving its bottle-shaped crater empty.