Reykjanes Peninsula Tour | Lava Landscapes & Blue Lagoon

Reykjanes Peninsula Tour | Lava Landscapes & Blue Lagoon
The Reykjanes Peninsula is known for its dark, rugged and haunting coastlines.
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The Blue Lagoon can be seen from afar thanks in large part due to the white steam clouds rising from the warm water surface.
The Blue Lagoon is an excellent location to spend a little downtime with your significant other.
The lava landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula resemble an entirely different planet from Earth!
'Petrified trolls', or basalt rock stacks protruding from the coastline of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
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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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Blue Lagoon, Krýsuvík, Reykjanes, Grindavík
Pickup information:
    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
    • Bus fare

    • English-speaking guide

    • Admission to ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition

    • Free WiFi on bus

    • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

    • Lunch and Dinner

    • Admission to the Blue Lagoon spa (must be purchased in advance)

    What to bring:
    • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    • Food and Snacks

    • Swimsuit and towel if you are stopping at the Blue Lagoon

    Good to know:

    The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

    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.

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    The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A very informative and interesting talks about the geothermal energy in Iceland. Lovely scenery around the coast and the hot mud and steaming vent. Enjoyed it very much.
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    This was a relaxing and highly informative tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and told us many stories about the land, how it was formed, and the history of the sites we explored. We learned a lot about geothermal energy, how it shapes Iceland, and how it is being harvested to warm homes and sidewalks. Very interesting!
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    Such an awesome experience! we had a small group so the tour was very personal. The views were amazing, and the lobster soup we tried was to die for! Definitely recommend
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    This trip is great. They get you in very beautiful places with the best bus and super organized deals. After the trip we stay at Blue Lagoon and it was amazing. They will give you a ticket to take anytime bus to return to the city. Perfect trip and agency. I really recommend.
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    It was really good and interesting, the tour guide had amazing info but sometimes it was hard to understand what he was saying. The bus was in perfect condition and the personal was very kind and friendly.
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