A visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, the geothermal spa is a must.

To experience a visit to the Blue Lagoon you may select different type of setup, a full-day tour, half-day tour, layover tour, or Airport pick up to Reykjavik. All depending on your available time, and what else you like to see or explore during your time.

The surroundings when bathing in the lagoon is other worldly, being in the middle of a 800 years old lava field. It is one of the world most famous attraction, an incredible experience.

It is ranked as one of 12 best hot springs in the world according to Travel+Leisure

The warm water (37° C to 40° C) is a geothermal seawater which originates at 2000 meters below surface of the earth. When flowing to the earth surface due to pressure as wet steam, it includes substances like silica, algae, and some minerals which are all proved to have positive impact for your skin.

If you like to learn more about Geothermal then click here

If you need further information pls do not hesitate to contact us; info@embracingiceland.is

Private Tours & Customized day tour packages

The best way to enjoy Iceland is to go on a private tour with experienced driver who also is Certified Tourist Guide.  If the predefined private day tour packages do not fit your agenda, then do not hesitate to contact us and ask us to bespoke your travel in line with your preferences.  Let us local experts assist you.

Before you leave your home for the Icelandic holiday, we will assist you preparing your trip in Iceland as you feel suitable for you.  We will send you a proposal for a fully prepared itinerary but remember, still you will always have the flexibility to change once you are in Iceland, based on your day-to-day experience.

Choose any of the existing tours we offer and give it your personalized twist by adding special activity and inclusion to the itinerary.  You could also adjust the itinerary to fit a certain theme. (History, geothermal, famous film setting, caves etc)

Or simply design a brand-new itinerary to any destination you like to visit in Iceland

Please fill in the form or just contact us by email info@07f717.sullivan.shared.1984.is, and we will be happy to assist you and send our day tour suggestion from “Spectacular Iceland Tours” based on your preference.

Remember we are here to help you plan your perfect trip.

If you have a hotel booked in Reykjavik, and if you are arriving early in Keflavik airport, then why not use the time efficiently and learn to know the city before the check-in time.

Reykjavík is the country capital, with inhabitants of around 230.000 people if you count all the municipality around the main city.

The city is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest city in the world.  We can tailor make your Reykjavik tour based on your interest.

Whether you like to walk on foot or not, we will walk with you or drive you or a combination of both. Whether you are an artist lover and like to see museums or simply walk around the old city, we will guide you in the way you prefer, either on foot or driving around in a car.  There are many interesting places to see. The most popular one is the big Church of Hallgrímur, and then it is worth visiting the sculpture museum of Asmundur Sveinson and Einar Jónsson, and the Reykjavík Art Museum. The city pond with the bird life and with its city hall which was built into the pond in 1992. If you fancy a bath or swimming in one of the many geothermal swimming pools, then that is a very good option, but then we must add time into the program.  The pearl is a popular destination with its great view over the city, not to mention the interesting museums and restaurants inside the building which is constructed on five big geothermal tanks.

If you have limited time, and not able to travel outside Reykjavik, then we recommend including in the program a visit to “Fly over Iceland" which is a simulation tour in a helicopter over some beautiful natural wonders of Iceland.

Some like to take whale watching tour, which we can be included in the program if preferred.  Contact us and tell us about your interest and preferences, and we will send you a proposal.

It you arrive early at the airport, then it is a great idea to have airport transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik and at the same time experience the wonders of high temperature area on Reykjanes peninsula, and possible have a stopover at the new volcanic area in "Geldingadalur". A guided hiking tour to see the newly formed lava and crater.

Two recent volcanic eruptions started in the peninsula. One eruption started on the 19th of March 2021 only about 30 min drive from the international airport. It was very soon a very popular destination for both Icelanders and tourist visiting Iceland. This eruption lasted until late September 2021. Then on the 3rd of August 2022 another eruption started in Meradalir only few hundred meters away from the first one. It only lasted for few weeks. But in spite of that, it is still a popular destination to visit, mainly to see the new lava and the new crater.  The last eruptions took place in the peninsula some 800 years ago. 

If you prefer then we will take you on a hiking tour to the hot lava with a view over the new crater. The hiking tour can be organized from an easy 1 hour hike up to more difficult 3 hours hiking tour, depending on your available time, ability and willingness to walk up mountains.  It takes only half an hour drive from the airport to the starting point of the hiking tour.  This is definitely once in a lifetime experience, which you will never forget.

If you like to learn more about volcanic eruptions in Iceland then CLICK HERE

What we will find here are lot of high geothermal activity, Fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves

The Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area at Reykjanes Peninsula is known as UNESCO Global Geopark 829 km2

The most famous attraction in this area is the Blue Lagoon.   There is a unique opportunity to see where the Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level displaying various forms of volcanic activity which has shaped this peninsula.  You will be able to see the boundaries between Europe and America, where the ocean plates drift away from each other.  You literally can walk over a bridge, between the tectonic plates dividing Europe from North America. 

By the sea, there are many places with amazing rock formation astonishing cliffs, most of them dark grey. Additionally, you may see some colonies of sea birds, black sand and beaches.

A visit to the “High temperature” Geothermal areas, the famous hot spring “Gunnuhver”, Lighthouse is very popular. High geothermal areas have several characters.  The main features are diversity in colors. The clay gives a brown and white color, the fool’s gold seems dark grey, the Sulphur has a beautiful yellow texture, and the copper amalgamation are blue green. Fumaroles are common on the peninsula, and they sometimes erupt with blue grey clay splatters.

The high temperature geothermal energy resources is harvested in the peninsula both by producing electricity around 175 MW and for district heating of all houses on the peninsula.  Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy. Read more about geothermal energy HERE

Keflavik International airport is situated on the southwest part of the Reykjanes peninsula. Still, most of visitors drive straight to the city without experiencing the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland.

The most famous attraction on the peninsula not far away from the international airport is the Blue Lagoon. Use the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Lagoon the geothermal pool, where you can relax and enrich your skin before checking in at your hotel.

If you want to learn more about the Blue Lagoon then click HERE

If you have extra time, then we have several options to visit other location at the Reykjanes peninsula, such as the geothermal site at Seltún. There you will see the colored soil which is bright yellow, red, and green caused by iron oxidation, Sulphur and calcite precipitation. In the 18th century the Sulphur deposits were mined in this location and exported as a valuable commodity, which was mainly used for gun powder.

Other interesting sites are the geothermal site in Reykjanes, where you find the famous Gunnuhver, and beautiful lighthouse located at the coast with interesting bird watching at the same time.

This tour is organized as a full day tour taking 8-9 hours, but can be arranged based on your available time, from only 3 hours and up to a full day tour of 8 hours. Please select one of the options below.

A half day tour to Reykjanes peninsula of 5 hours please click here

Airport transfer to Reykjavik with a stopover in the Blue Lagoon

Experience only the Blue lagoon 3 to 5 hours

Keflavik International airport is situated on the southwest part of the Reykjanes peninsula. Still, most of visitors drive straight to the city without experiencing the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland. This is very interesting place seen from a geological point.  The landscape is rough and a bit alien looking.  Not much grass, but mostly lava field covered with moss.  In fact, everywhere you look, no matter in what direction, lava fields stretch to the horizon.  On the peninsula you will find lot of high temperature geothermal activity, fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves, etc.

UNESCO Global Geopark

The Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area at Reykjanes Peninsula is known as UNESCO Global Geopark 829 km2. The most famous attraction in this area is the Blue Lagoon. But in the year 2021 the volcanic eruption on the peninsula took over that role (not far away from the Blue Lagoon)

During the tour you will have our certified guide who is a specialist in geothermal development illuminate how Icelanders have harnessed and utilized the thermal energy. We will visit the three “High temperature” Geothermal areas, such as the famous hot spring “Gunnuhver”. Not far away we have a beautiful old lighthouse built in the year 1907. Only few hundred meters toward the coast we have Valahnúkur mountain (43 meters high) which was formed in a one volcanic eruption. It has an interesting geological formation having both Pillow lava, Breccia and Tuff.

High temperature Geothermal areas

High geothermal areas have several characters.  Fumaroles are common on the peninsula, and they sometimes erupt with blue grey clay splatters. The main features are diversity on colors. The clay gives a brown and white color, the Sulphur has a beautiful yellow texture, and the copper amalgamation are blue green. Read more about Geothermal HERE

The high temperature geothermal energy resources is harvested in the peninsula both by producing electricity around 175 MW and for district heating of all houses on the peninsula.  Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy.

Our standard setup for this trip is 5-6 hours. We can tailor make this tour which may take up to 8 hours based on your available time, and preferences. If you want for example to include and experience the Blue lagoon in the tour then we need the whole day. Then please click here

The Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area at Reykjanes Peninsula is known as UNESCO Global Geopark 829 km2

The most famous attraction on the peninsula is the Blue Lagoon. If you want to learn more about the lagoon then click HERE.

When taking this tour then you experiencing the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland. This is very interesting place seen from a geological point.  The landscape is rough and a bit alien looking.  Not much grass, but mostly lava field covered with moss.  In fact, everywhere you look, no matter in what direction, lava fields stretch to the horizon.  What we will find here are lot of high geothermal activity, Fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves

Volcanic eruption started in Fagradalsfjall on the 19th of March 2021 following frequent earthquakes. It lasted until late September same year, but then in 3rd of August 2022 another eruption started only few hundred meters away from the last one in Meradalir. It only lasted few weeks. Both eruptions became very popular among tourists while it was active, and is still very popular to take a short hiking tour to see the new lava. A hiking tour to see the new lava can be arranged.

There is a unique opportunity to see where the Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level displaying various forms of volcanic activity which has shaped this peninsula.  You will be able to see the boundaries between Europe and America, where the ocean plates drift away from each other.  You literally can walk over a bridge, between the tectonic plates dividing Europe from North America. 

By the sea, there are many places with amazing rock formation astonishing cliffs, most of them dark grey. Additionally, you may see some colonies of sea birds, black sand, and beaches.

A visit to the “High temperature” Geothermal areas, the famous hot spring “Gunnuhver”, Lighthouse if very popular. High geothermal areas have several characters.  The main features are diversity on colors. The clay gives a brown and white color, the fool’s gold seems dark grey, the Sulphur has a beautiful yellow texture, and the copper amalgamation are blue green. Fumaroles are common on the peninsula, and they sometimes erupt with blue grey clay splatters.

The high temperature geothermal energy resources is harvested in the peninsula both by producing electricity around 175 MW and for district heating of all houses on the peninsula.  Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy.

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Reykjavik is the country capital with inhabitants of around 230.000 people if you count all the municipality around the main city.  The Viking, Ingólfur Arnarson was the first settler in Reykjavik, and in whole Iceland in the year 874.  It was not until the year 1785 that the city got its status as a trading town, with urban planning. Until that time not many people lived in the city.

The city which is the most northern capital in the world, is also among the cleanest, greenest, and safest city in the world.  Let us tailor make your Reykjavik tour based on your preferences and interest.

Whether you like to walk on foot or not, we will walk with you or drive you, and a combination of both of course. Whether you are artist lover and like to see museums, or simply walk around the old city we will guide you in the way you prefer on foot, or in driving around in a car.  There are many interesting places to see.   The most popular one is the big Church of Hallgrímur, and then it is worth visiting the sculpture museum of Asmundur Sveinson and Einar Jónsson, and the Reykjavík Art Museum.

The city pond is an iconic spot (a small shallow lake) situated in the central Reykjavik, next to the city hall (built in 1992). Many different species of birds can be seen on the lake or up to 50 types. Just to mention few then you will always see Graylag goose, Eider ducks, Mallards, Artic tern, Swans, and some seabirds. It has for a long time been popular to feed the birds with bread.

If you fancy to bath or swim in one of the many geothermal swimming pools, then that is a very good option.  The "Pearl" is a popular destination with its great view over the city, not to mention the interesting museums and restaurants inside the building with is constructed on five big geothermal tanks.

If you have limited time, and not able to travel outside Reykjavik, then we recommend including in the program a visit to “Fly over” Iceland which is a simulation tour in a helicopter over some beautiful natural wonders of Iceland.

Some like to take whale watching tour, which we can arrange if preferred.  Contact us and tell us about your interest and preferences, and we will send you a proposal.

This tour is only possible during summer time.

The highlands of Iceland are unique area which you should not miss when visiting Iceland.  Landmannalaugar is one of the most popular places to visit in Iceland.  You will see beautiful lava areas covered with moss, colorful mountains and geothermal areas allowing you to bath in the natural pool. Short hiking tours (1-2 hours) an option or a visit to a former volcanic craters. On the way back you have the option to visit the waterfall Haifoss and an old Viking cottage.

The name Landmannalaugar translated directly to English means “Peoples pool”.  The areas with its colorful mountains and lava fields are extremely beautiful and unique.  It is very popular hiking areas.  We will take an easy hiking circle around the area, or walk up a mountain, whichever you prefer. Geologically this area is interesting and rare mostly formed in an eruption in 1477.  You will see rhyolite mountains, and other type of stones. Shades like red, pink, green, blue and golden yellow makes this place ethereal beautiful.

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