Private Airport transfer to Reykjavik - including Reykjanes

Pick up time: 
At your arrival in Keflavik airport
Duration: 
4-7 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Flexible cancellation

Currently the hiking tour to the New Lava is closed. Click here for more information

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

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.

Five volcanic eruptions have taken place at the Reykjanes peninsula in the last 3-4 years.

  • First eruption started on the 19th of March 2021. This eruption lasted until late September 2021.
  • Second eruption started on the 3rd of August 2022
  • Third eruption started on the 10th of July 2023 in Meradalir only few hundred meters away from the first ones. It only lasted for few weeks.
  • Forth eruption started 3 km (1.9mi) north of Grindavík on the 18th of Decemeber 2023 and only lasted for 3 days.
  • Fifth eruption started very close to Grindavík on the 14th of January 2024. It only lasted few days, but lava destroyed both infrastructure and few houses in the village.

Already in 2021 the area became very popular destination for both Icelanders and tourist visiting Iceland. It is still a popular destination to visit, mainly to see the new lava and the new crater.  The duration of the hiking tours at Reykjanes are minimum 1 hour and can last up to 4 hours depending on the length your prefer. Now, because of dangerous fissures around Grindavík village, authorities have closed certain roads, limiting specific entrances.

If you prefer then we will take you on a hiking tour to the new lava with a view over the new craters. We may organize the hiking tour ranging from an easy 1-hour hike to more difficult 3-4 hours hiking tour, depending on your available time, ability and willingness to hike up mountains.  It takes only half an hour drive from Keflavik 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

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