Volcano wonderland of Reykjanes Peninsula.
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula, the most recent part of Iceland made by a volcano eruption from the 13th century. Let your mind be blown away from this magical hidden place with lava fields, green/blue lakes, black beaches and all kinds of different colors and rock formations. If you ever wanted to visit the moon, Reykjanes is alot closer!
The peninsula, with its diversity of volcanic and geothermal activity, is a Geopark and is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. The Reykjanes Peninsula is a continuation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which rises from the sea at the very tip of the peninsula and diagonally crosses Iceland from the south-west to the north-east. You can read the area’s geological history several hundred thousand years back in time, although most of the strata are less than 100–200 thousand years old. The last series of eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula began around AD 1000 and ended 250 years later.
The landscape that makes up the peninsula is characterised by tuff mountains and hyaloclastite ridges that formed in subglacial eruptions, as well as several series of craters and other large shield volcanoes from more recent times. In many places, there are lava stacks that formed in fissure eruptions, when large volumes of lava flowed from craters in the faults. Eruptions in Reykjanes are rarely accompanied by ash except where the volcanic fissures opened underwater or in the sea.
ATV add-on at Reykjanes peninsula
To make this tour even more fun you can add an ATV tour where you ride for one hour in the lava fields and up to a mountain where you get an even better view of this beautiful area. Or if you want something more relaxed you can add the Blue Lagoon to the tour and go treat yourself for one hour. A must do tour while in Iceland.
Duration: 5-6 hours. With ATV or Blue Lagoon: 8 hours.
Tour starts at 9:15 am.