Visit geologically very active region of Reykjanes Peninsula where volcanic eruptions and geothermal activity shaped an extraordinary landscape.
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(*) Displayed price based on self-drive with 4 people with a Navigate type vehicle in shoulder season.
Reykjanes Peninsula, although still rather underrated, in fact hides a lot of treasures. Its numerous craters, caves and vast lava fields were established as Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark in 2015. It is geologically one of Iceland's most active regions, with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises from the ocean and running right through it. Geothermal activity is visible on every step, incl. the unique Blue Lagoon as well as the geothermal sites of Gunnuhver and Krýsuvík. Both geothermal areas offer exciting boardwalks between bubbling mud pots, steaming vents and solfataras surrounded by multi-coloured soils.
You visit large Kleirfarvatn lake which is one of Iceland's deepest lakes. It has diminished in the last decades due to the earthquakes that most likely opened fissures at its bottom. Snorkeling tours are being organized in the area, and might be booked for an extra charge upon request.
Besides that, there is several historical and cultural points of interest, such as Reykjanesviti, Iceland oldest light house; Hvalsneskirkja, a tiny well-preserved church from the end of XIX century; or the symbolic bridge between Europe and North America.
Minor earthquakes are frequent in the area so you never know if you get to experience one!
What's included in the Reykjanes Peninsula tour?
Included in this tour
- Pickup & return from hotel in Reykjavík area
- Rental car with unlimited mileage, CDW insurance
- WiFi connectivity in the car
- Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary of your tour
- Pamphlet about driving in Iceland
- Optional meeting with travel consultant
- 24 hour emergency service
- Taxes & service fees
Not included in this tour
- Gasoline / Diesel
- Personal Travel Insurances
- Additional activities
- Meals or drinks
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Parking and road tunnel fees
- Any services not listed under list of included items
Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula tour day-by-day
Today you head to Reykjanes Peninsula. It is the very first place where you placed your feet in Iceland since Keflavik airport is located there. However, not many travelers take a close look at this region - which is a mistake! It hides many treasures between its dark vast lava fields. You firstly visit the large Kleirfarvatn lake, which is one of Iceland’s deepest lakes. It has diminished in the last decades due to an earthquake, which most likely opened up fissures at its bottom. Reykjanes is also geologically a very active region with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge running right through it and coming ashore. The best proof of it is the geothermal waters of the unique Blue Lagoon as well as the geothermal areas of Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark and Krýsuvík. Both geothermal areas offer exciting boardwalks between bubbling mud pots, steaming vents and solfataras surrounded by multi-coloured soils. You can have lunch in Grindavík, the biggest, and basically the only town in the southern part of the peninsula. Besides that, there are several smaller points of interest on the way such as Reykjanesviti, Iceland´s oldest lighthouse, Hvalsneskirkja, a tiny well-preserved church from the end of the XIX century, remotely located, and the symbolic bridge between Europe and North America. You also get a chance to see the rich bird life of the region.
Driving distance is +- 178km.