Reykjanes peninsula

Pick up time: 
09:00 am at your hotel
5 to 8 hours
Easy to moderate
Flexible cancellation

A tour to Reykjanes peninsula can be organized, depending on your available time, and preferences. The tour may take from 5 hours to 9 hours. If you want for example to include and experience the Blue lagoon in the agenda, then we need the whole day. To include the Blue Lagoon then please click here

It can be said that the Peninsula is one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area is known as UNESCO Global Geopark being 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 choosing this tour then you experience the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland. An 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.  High temperature geothermal activity, fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves are all spectacular scenario existing at Reykjanes.

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 a area named 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 184 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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