Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula

Season: All year Operates: 3 x per week Duration: About 8-9 hours Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: EASY Minimum age: 8 years old

Tour description
€226 per person

Enjoy a day of exploring Lava Caves, beautiful Hot Springs, colorful boiling Mud Pools and Volcanic Landscapes.

Being located on a drift zone between the continents of the North American and the Eurasian plates, the Reykjanes Peninsula beholds some of the most interesting geological wonders in Iceland. We start our day with a caving adventure where we explore the fascinating underground in one of the many caves in the lava fields just out of the city limits.

Next we enjoy views over Lake Kleifarvatn where windblown palagonite and petrified troll formations catch the eye. A short drive from Lake Kleifarvatn lies Seltún, with its boiling mud pools and colorful steaming landscapes. As we drive along the Reykjanes peninsula you can´t escape the views of the roaring Atlantic Ocean, endless lava fields and volcano craters. Passing Grindavík we make our way to Gunnuhver, Iceland´s largest mud pool.

A stop by the coastline of Reykjanesviti lighthouse is a must, before we visit the bridge between continents on our way back to the city. This impressive day tour is packed with geological wonders that will surely leave its mark on your Iceland memories.

Tour highlights

  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Lava caving
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
  • View of the roaring Atlantic Ocean
  • Gunnuhver, Iceland largest mud pool
  • Reykjanesviti Lighthouse

Did you know?

The Draining Lake is a 2004 crime novel by Iceland´s most famous crime author Arnaldur Indridason. The title is based on a real Icelandic lake Kleifarvatn, which began draining away in 2000 following an earthquake. In the novel, the dropping water level reveals a body long hidden in the lake.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Helmet and headlamps for caving.

Good to know

Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes.

Boots and rain gear can be rented for a small price.

Bring your own lunch or buy it along the way.

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