Join this tour of the scenic Reykjanes peninsula where you'll visit geothermal hot spots, lava fields and whimsical fishing towns. You can also choose to stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa if you wish. This tour is for anyone who wants to explore the quiet country of Iceland and discover why it is one of the most desirable travel destinations on earth.
You’ll see the village of Eyrarbakki, from where a man named Bjarni Herjólfsson sailed in 985 C.E. He would go on to discover America after taking a wrong turn on the way to Greenland. Returning to Greenland, he told Viking explorer Leif Eriksson about his strange discovery and sold him the boat he would sail to the place he called Vinland. The rest is history!
After you’ve made your way through the town, you’ll pass the famous Strandarkirkja church. Built in the 12th century, the church was built when a group of sailors, caught in a storm, prayed to be saved and promised to build a church where they came ashore.
After beholding a vision they thought was an angel, they were saved when they reached Selvogur, Iceland, and kept their vow. One of the richest churches in Iceland, people would come from all around the land in hopes of experiencing a miracle.
After taking in the divine, you’ll experience the more earthly wonders of Iceland. This includes Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver geothermal areas, full of mysterious hot pots, bubbling mud and steaming vents. This is before stopping at the town of Grindavík, where you can enjoy lobster soup made from langoustine fresh from the traps!
You’ll also be able to explore The Bridge Between the Continents, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Rift, where the two tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia don’t quite meet. You can stand with one foot on one continent and one in the other.
The Reykjanesviti lighthouse crowns this area of charming coastline, watching over the land since 1929.
On the way back to the city, you can choose to be dropped off at the Blue Lagoon spa, though admission to the spa is not included in this tour and must be purchased beforehand to ensure the Blue Lagoon is not at capacity.
Don’t miss out on your chance to discover an area of great beauty and historical importance, all within easy reach of the world-famous Blue Lagoon and the capital city. Check availability by choosing a date.
Please note that tickets to the Blue Lagoon need to be booked in advance. You will be dropped off at the lagoon around 16:15 so the best time to book an entry time would be around 17:00.