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Reykjanes private tour

Reykjanes peninsula is a geological phenomenon

The Reykjanes private tour gives you insight into Iceland’s geology. 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, the youngest ones are only about 800 years old, 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 on average 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% but is now regaining it’s former size. From Kleifarvatn we go to Seltun, geothermal area of Krysuvik. There you can see bubbling mud springs and smell the extraordinary sulfur smell. 

 

We continue to the town of Grindavik, one of Iceland’s many fishing villages. 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 took her only pot instead of rent that she owed him. She died of rage and came back to kill him(more on the tour 🙂

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, Eldey is the home of one of the largest Gannet colony in the world.

Next up is the bridge between continents, where you can walk over the gap that is between the North-American plate and the Eur-Asian plate.

It is optional to stop at the Viking museum in Reykjanesbær, where the Icelandic viking ship ,, Islendingur” is preserved.

There is also an option to stop at the Blue Lagoon, if you want to take a dip. That increases the length of the tour which brings additional cost plus the admission cost. Let us know if you are interested in this.

We head back to Reykjavik. 

 

Does Iceland really have crazy weather?

Please keep in mind that the tour changes during the winter months, from October until April. It is impossible due to daylight conditions to operate the tour with as many stops as during summer. We do try our best though.

You can also check out our FAQ page if you have any questions and if you do not find what you are looking for there, please CONTACT us.

If you need more information about Reykjanes you can find it HERE or ask us.

Burial Rites Private Tour is hopefully a tour that you will enjoy and never forget.

  • Kleifarvatn
  • Seltún
  • Grindavík
  • Gunnuhver
  • Reykjanesviti
  • Sandgerði
  • Garður / Garðskagaviti
  • Keflavík
  • Víkingaheimar / Viking World
  • Blue Lagoon

Itineraries

Tour start - depart Reykjavik

Time : 9:00 am

drive for 34 minutes

Arrive at Kleifarvatn

Time : 9:35 am

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Seltún

Time : 10:30 am

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Grindavík

Time : 11:45 am

drive around - 15 minutes

Arrive at Gunnuhver

Time : 12:20 pm

Stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Reykjanesviti

Time : 12:50 pm

Stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Bridge between continents

Time : 1:25 pm

stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Hvalsneskirkja

Time : 2:30 pm

stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Gjögurtá lighthouse

Time : 3:30 pm

Stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Reykjavik

Time : 5:00 pm

end of tour

  • Pick up and drop off in the capital area.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iceland Glacial Water

 

Important: The prices are quoted per vehicle, not per passenger.

  • Food, beverages & entrance fees, unless specified.

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    Adult ( 1 - 7 Pax ) $1,399 /Group

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