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Thrihnukagigur volcano tour rated highly by CNN

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2012 11:50 GMT

The own Thrihnukagigur volcano and its one-of-a-kind volcano tour in Iceland have received recognition in CNN’s 27 ‘must see places before you die’ list, ranking at number thirteen.

“Iceland is a spectacular living wilderness, and in summer it’s possible to journey right into the inner cavity of the Thrihnukagigur volcano, which has been dormant for 4,000 years,” explained CNN regarding Thrihnukagigur and the volcano tour.

According to the tour provider 3H Travel, the Thrihnukagigur 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; with the distance from top to bottom is about 150 meters (450 ft.).

Thrihnukagigur last erupted over 4000 years ago and it‘s located approximately 30km/20miles from Reykjavik. The operation of this unique and exclusive tour, only available until August 20th this year, is a part of an on-going environmental, geological, and marketing research on the volcano.

Future plans include making the phenomenon accessible to the public by building a ground tunnel leading into the chamber, hence creating one of the most unique tourist attractions in the world.

The tour will be operating until 20th August 2012, 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.

Iceland’s leading airline Icelandair is offering the Thrihnukagigur volcano tour as an add-on as part of any of its package deals to Iceland.

For information regarding flights to Iceland and packages to Iceland, visit

Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to and from Iceland, and an attractive option for cross-Atlantic flights. Icelandair provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic.

The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the country's geographical location mid-way between America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. 

Icelandair is a part of Icelandair Group.

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