Reykjanes Peninsula offers visitors an unforgettable experience as one explores UNESCO Geopark and surroundings
Your private tour starts with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and a smooth drive out through the suburbs to the first stop at Kleifarvatn, the largest and deepest lake on the peninsula, ringed by black sand beaches and jagged lava cliffs. Local legend suggests a Loch Ness-like monster may lurk in the depths here.
Next on the itinerary is a stop at Krysuvik, a wild and fizzing geothermal area with numerous hot springs constantly bubbling and spitting lava-heated water and mud skyward. Carefully positioned walkways enable you to get close to see the mesmerizing mineral colors on display here.
Driving on rugged roads that pick their way across stark and dramatic landscapes, we then reach the southern edge of the peninsula.
The next stop sees us visit the Gunnuhver hot springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch where you step!
Nearby, you’ll have a chance to walk along the towering sea cliffs of Valahnukamol, home to colonies of birds, where earlier volcanic lava flows met the Atlantic Ocean thousands of years ago.
The views are breathtaking in all directions, and you’ll see Reykjanesviti, the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, as well as Karlinn, an enormous 60-meter column of volcanic rock that stands just offshore.
The furthest stage on our trip is the Bridge Between Continents, where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents.
The last part of our tour is the most popular place of all in Iceland – the iconic Blue Lagoon. Here the milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields.
Here you can soak all your cares away in two beautiful hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. It is a perfect way to reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula. (READ MORE ABOUT BLUE LAGOON VISIT HERE)
The Reykjanes Volcano Tour give you the chance to see Iceland at its wildest, where the “Land of Fire and Ice” is constantly changed by volcanic eruptions, glaciers and fierce winds.
*does not include extra services listed in Extras Section