Reykjanes Peninsula

What is the first thing that you see when you touch down in Iceland?  Volcanic lava fields is the answer that we are looking for.  The Keflavik International Airport is located at the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is the youngest geological addition to Iceland.  With lava fields covering the entire peninsula, aging from 800-1000 years,  you are basically landing at an active volcano. Reykjanes is one of two areas in Iceland where the tectonic plates go through the country.  They glide by 2 cm each year.

We can start our tour either at Keflavik Airport if you are arriving or in Reykjavik.

We drive from Reykjavik towards Iceland’s 7.th deepest lake, Kleifarvatn.  Since the earthquakes of 2000 the lake has reduced in size by 20%.  From Kleifarvatn we go to Seltun, geothermal area of Krysuvik.  There you can see bubbling mud springs.  We continue to the town of Grindavik, one of Iceland’s many fishing villages.  In Grindavik, you can visit the ,, Saltfisksetrid” which is a museum about salt fish, if you want. We continue our journey to the hot spring of Gunna.  Gunna was a very angry lady that rented a small peace of land and the landowner stole her only pot.  She died and came back to haunt him.  From Gunnuhver we go to the oldest lighthouse in the country, Reykjanesviti.  Eldey is a small island about 10 miles from the shore and can be seen in a clear day.  We continue to the bridge between continents, where you can walk over the gap that is between the North-American plate and the EuroAsian plate.  Next stop is the Viking museum in Reykjanesbaer, where the Icelandic viking ship ,, Islendingur” is preserved.  If you like, you can then add a stop at the Blue Lagoon but that comes at an extra price.

Duration: 5 hours.
Included: Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area.
Not included: Food, beverages and entrance fees.
Attention: Prices are per vehicle, not per person.

Loading…

Loading…