This magical tour combines the geological wonders of the volcanic Reykjanes peninsula, and the ultimate geothermal bathing experience of the Blue Lagoon.
The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula empowers and brings you closer to the forces of Icelandic nature highlighted with the wellbeing of the Turkish blue waters of the Blue Lagoon at the end of the day. The GeoWonderland of Reykjanes Peninsula offers extremely rich itinerary with little time spent on the road and good time to enjoy on location.
Seltún geothermal area
Grindavík fishing village
Reykjanes lighthouse & coastal features
Bridge between the continents
The Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon Tour starts with a very scenic drive through a fairy like lava fields covered in thick layer of green moss. Once over the pass of Sveifluháls mountain range the landscape drastically changes. Lake Kleifarvatn reveals itself on the other side, with it’s beautiful black sand beaches, troll like rock formations and weathered sandstones. The scenic road zigzags the rocky coastline until its highest point where we’ll stop to take in the magnificent view. A few minutes’ drive is from the lake to the next place of interest; Seltún geothermal field. Seltún offers great variety of geothermal features like mud pots, steam-vents and bubbling pits decorated with very vivid range of colors, patterns and smelly sulfuric steam.
We lounge the southern part of the peninsula where the thick lava-fields meet the Atlantic Ocean creating dramatic scenery all the way to Grindavík fishing village. Grindavík is one of Iceland’s main fishing harbors where everything turns around fishing. It’s the ultimate place to get into the Icelandic fishing culture and to have fresh fish lunch.
The saltwater fueled bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents at Gunnuhver hot springs are next in line after lunch. The hunted mud spring at Gunnuhver is constantly spewing dense, cloudy steam reaching up to 300 degrees Celcius. Close to it stands one if Iceland’s Geothermal station, producing electricity from the hot steam and harnessing hot water for the central heating. The combination of the steamy cooking ground along the station house and its boreholes and pipelines create a surreal scenery that could easily be mistaken for a setting in an out of this world science fiction movie. Onwards to the majestic Reykjanesviti lighthouse to take in the breathtaking coastal features at the Reykjanes toe with its sea-cliffs, sea-stacks and skerries very animated in spring and summer with sea birds nesting in the area.
A short drive takes us to the geological wonders of the Bridge between the continents, one of very few places in the world where drifting apart of two tectonics place is visible on land and a unique opportunity to walk from the Eurasian tectonic plate to the American.
All the remarkable sites on Reykjanes peninsula bring you closer, step and step at a time, to truly understanding the creational beauty of the Blue Lagoon. We are ending the day in the warm Turkish blue waters of the Blue Lagoon (Comfort admission ticket included) where you’ll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters surrounded. After approximately 2 hours we will depart from the Blue Lagoon and finish the day off with drop off in Reykjavik.
The duration of the tour is 8 hours.
There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food.
Make sure to note down your pickup times and Departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guesthouse in this time span. We collect our guests with several mini buses, so please be aware that you may need to change buses at a meeting point before the tour begins!
Blue Lagoon comfort admission
Pick-up and drop-off from Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (Þórunnartún)