The Reykjanes peninsula is a UNESCO Global Geopark, right in the backyard of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. A wonderland of geothermal energy and seismic activity, the Reykjanes peninsula is gem hidden in plain sight!
- Reykjanes peninsula & driving through lava fields
- Kleifarvatn, Grænavatn lakes
- Krýsuvík geothermal area
- Fishing town Grindavík
- Brimketill lava cliffs
- Gunnuhver steaming mud pools
- Reykjanesviti Lighthouse & bird cliffs
- The Bridge between the continents
What can you expect to see on this Reykjanes Geopark tour? Included in the UNESCO Global Geopark, Reykjanes is truly a gem. This crucible of geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements is hidden in plain sight. It is a welcome sign to many tourists who come and visit Iceland by plane and, as such, Reykjanes has often been unjustly overlooked…until now.
We will start our Reykjanes Geopark tour by visiting two beautiful lakes: Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn. Both of them being spectacular places to be captured on photos and for everyone to enjoy. Have we mentioned there are rumors of odd creatures hiding in their depths? Prepare to be amazed when facing multi-colored hills of Krýsuvík, before continuing your way to Gunnuhver – a geothermal area of mud pools with a ghost story embedded in its past.
You will take a refreshment stop in a fishing town Grindavík and after that, you will head out to lava cliffs Brimketill. The wild ocean waves carved a small “pool” into the edge of the cliffs. The waves are very wild there even in relatively calm weather. But the worse the weather the more exciting the experience. Be aware of the breaking waves otherwise, you might get wet.
For those of you interested in wildlife, you will have the chance to see many different types of birds when standing on the cliffs of Valahnúkar. If your interest lies more in urban development, you will get to see Iceland’s oldest and most popular lighthouse – Reykjanesviti.
The highlight of the tour is walking between the two continental plates, crossing over the famous “Bridge between the continents”.
This Reykjanes Geopark tour is perfect for your last day as it combines a relatively unexplored part of Iceland with transfers to either Keflavík (KEF- the international airport) or the Blue Lagoon. If you do not have a flight to catch, stay with the tour as we head back to Reykjavik. You are left with plenty of daytime to enjoy the capital after we drop you off back at your hotel/downtown Reykjavík.
The airport drop off is approximately 2.30 PM (14:30), which is suitable when your departure flight time is at 4:00 PM (16:00) and later.
Blue Lagoon: if you want to visit the Blue Lagoon, you need to book the entry by yourself (click here to book). We recommend to book for 3:00 PM (15:00) as drop off there would be around 2.45 PM (14:45). Make your reservation well in advance. You will have to take the bus back to Reykjavík by yourself, but there are regular buses and you can pay the fare on the bus.
Drop off in Reykjavík: Around 3:30 PM (15:30) which gives you time to rest and enjoy downtown Reykjavík.
Tour duration: 6 hours
Dates & prices
Departures and prices:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays all year
Price per person: ISK 9.900
Youth (6 -14 YR): ISK 4.950
Children (0 – 5 YRS): Free
Included in the price:
- Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops and hotels
- Professional and local driver/guide
- Live commentary on board
- Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibuses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
What do I need to bring?
Outdoor clothes, preferably the wind and waterproof, solid shoes