Join us on the ultimate adventure through the Reykjanes Peninsula where you get to explore the lava and geothermal energies that only Iceland has in store. You can either meet us on location or have us pick you up. On this tour, we will get up close to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, which is the most recent volcano that has been created after countless earthquakes around the Reykjanes Peninsula earlier this year.
The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers a chance to experience variated scenery, natural phenomena, and places of stunning beauty! The senses are in for the ride of your life to the erupting volcano, amazing scenery, and geothermal activity out of this world.
There are many hot spots around Reykjavik that provide stunning scenery for both locals and travelers. These include Lava surrounded fish-hangars, Kleifarvatn Lake with its stunning beaches, Gunnuhver hot springs, Fagradalsfjall Eruption, the steam from the Blue Lagoon, Reykjanesviti lighthouse and the Bridge between two Continents where you can walk between two tectonic plates are just a few of the amazing places this tour has to offer.
Things to note:
Kleifarvatn is the biggest lake in the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula surrounded by mountains that once were formed in eruptions under the ice. Decorated with black basalt beaches and alien rock formations sculpted by the weather elements throughout the centuries. Kleifarvatn is affected by earthquakes and shifting plates that have formed underwater hot springs with bubbling warm water which is an amazing spectacle to see with your own eyes.
An active volcano and naturally warm healing waters is something that you don’t see every day and in this tour volcanic- and geothermal activity run the scene to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers variated scenery, natural phenomena and places of stunning beauty and is only a short distance from Reykjavík! Being so close to the nature-surrounded capital Reykjavík, a tour to the active volcano in Geldingadalir and gives you the great opportunity to visit a number of interesting places in a relaxed pace without much time spent on the road.
The Peninsula of Reykjanes is a true volcanic wonder hosting unique natural phenomenon’s: open rift zones, mossy covered lava-fields, geothermal fields, mountain lakes, fishing villages, and breathtaking coastal features. Reykjanes lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge in between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, drifting apart from one another resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.
On the North Shore of Iceland, Grindavík Fishing Village is a picturesque fishing town with a small population of only 3300. The fishing village is located on the shore of Skógá. The town’s history goes back to the 1850s when the town was founded “Grindavíkur-bær” in 1850 and bases its livelihood on the fishing or fish-related industry. Grindavík provides about half of Iceland’s salt fish (bacalao) production.
Named after a female ghost, Gunnuhver is Iceland’s largest mud pool with it’s 20 meters wide violently boiling earth alimented by overheated salted seawater. It’s a strong legend, loud roaring and powerful sulfurous vapor gives the sites a truly mystical atmosphere.
Gunnuhver is a popular, naturally occurring geothermal hot spring in the west of Iceland, near Reykjanes geothermal area. With a temperature of about 100°C, Gunnuhver is one of the hottest natural geothermal water sources in Europe. It’s been around since 1894 and has been developed continuously, so it’s always worth the visit.
Onwards to the majestic Reykjanesviti lighthouse to take in the breathtaking coastal features at the Reykjanes toe witnessing Valhnúkamöl boulder ridge, sea-cliffs, sea-stacks, and skerries very animated in spring and summer with sea birds nesting in the area.
Reykjanesviti lighthouse is Iceland’s oldest lighthouse and sits on the “toe” of the Reykjanes peninsula. It’s surrounded by spectacular coastal features; seacliffs, sea-stacks, skerries, and islands, under the constant attacks of the North Atlantic Ocean. Various types of sea birds nest in the area in spring and summer, creating one of the world’s gannet colonies on Eldey island.
A short drive takes us to the geological wonders of the Bridge between the continents, one of the very few places in the world where drifting apart of two tectonics places is visible on land and a unique opportunity to walk from the Eurasian tectonic plate to the American.
The Bridge between Continents is a 15-meter footbridge spanning a gaping rift between the Eurasian & North American tectonic plates. The lava-scarred peninsula lies on the Mid Atlantic Ridge where two major tectonic plates drift apart by the Earth’s forces, few centimeters each year. It’s the only place where this longest mountain ridge on the planet is not under sea level. The bridge between continents gives you a unique opportunity to walk between the two tectonic plates where North America and Europe drift apart.
We lounge the northern part of the Peninsula as we had back to the city. Count on an hour for your smooth ride back to Reykjavík.
Iceland Tourist Guide offers a variety of tours, packages tickets and services (“products”) through their websites (icelandtouristguide.com and icelandtouristguide.is).
Iceland Tourist Guide´s Terms and Conditions contain legal obligations; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by Iceland Tourist Guide
The purchase of any travel services offered by Iceland Tourist Guide constitutes a contractual arrangement between the person making the booking and Iceland Tourist Guide, and represents acceptance of Iceland Tourist Guide’s Terms and Conditions described here.
Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.