This tour is organized as a full day tour taking 8-9 hours, a combination of Reykjanes peninsula tour and bathing in the Blue Lagoon. But you may choose different setup based on your available time, from only 3 hours and up to a full day tour of 8-9 hours. Please select one of the options below.
Reykjanes is very interesting area 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.
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 two recent eruptions which took place there, first in 2021 and then a year after in 2022 with the new lava are the most famous attractions on the peninsula, along with the Blue Lagoon.
During the tour you will be travelling with our certified guide who is a specialist in geothermal development illuminate how Icelanders have harnessed and utilized the thermal energy which is categorized as environment friendly and renewable energy source. You 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 about 10.000 years ago in a one volcanic eruption. It has an interesting geological formation having both Pillow lava, Breccia and Tuff.
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 184 MW and providing hot water for district heating of all houses on the peninsula. Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy. The deepest "well" was drilled there almost 5000 meters deep.