Reykjanes peninsula is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantik Ridge is visible above sea level and is a geothermal paradise.
More than just the home of the blue lagoon, Keflavik airport and the city of Reykjavik, Reykjanes has a lot to offer for nature lovers.
Reykjanes sits on the rift between the continents of America and Eurasia and it is thanks to this that the area is blessed with its vast array of geothermal delights and volcanic activities. The peninsula is home to a number of hot springs and geothermal energy plants that provide electricity and hot water to the towns and cities in the area.
Because of the volcanic activity of the area not much vegetation grows in the peninsula giving it a seemingly alien landscape that NASA has used in the past to assist astronauts with adapting to the sorts of landscapes that can be expected on the moon.
The Reykjanes Peninsula
Super Jeep ride
The Reykjanes Peninsula, also sometimes called the southern peninsula, is the southernmost peninsula on the western side of Iceland. The area is well known for its Geothermal activity as well as being the home of the islands main airport (Keflavik) and the geothermal resort of Bláa lónið (the blue lagoon)
Our Geothermal themed day tour will begin with our fast efficient pick up service that will come and pick you up in Reykjavik.
*Super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk a short distance from your hotel
The Reykjanes peninsula is located between two continents, on the rift between two tectonic plates; the North American plate and the Eurasian plate. It is a unique site where you can find different elements that exist because of the drift zone; geothermal energy, lava fields and other natural phenomena.
The geothermal area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver, after a woman who was buried there and has since haunted the area as a ghost! She caused great disturbance, until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the hot spring, about 400 years ago.
Krysuvik is a popular recreational destination with many interesting hiking paths. Columns of steam rise skywards, bubbling mud pools play their rhythmical symphony and the banks around the hot springs are colored green, yellow and red.
You don’t need to go far out of the city to experience Iceland at its finest!
Duration: 5-6 Hours
Operation: All year
Pick up time: 11.30-12.00
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended.
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
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