Guided 8 Hour Tour of Reykjanes with Lava Caving at Leidarendi & Arnarker & Transfer from Reykjavik
Jump aboard this Super Jeep tour to explore the geological wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and the hidden world of a natural lava tube. This excursion is ideal for all travelling nature enthusiasts in Iceland looking for adventure.
You will be picked up from Reykjavík City in a Super Jeep; the limited number of seats means that your tour promises to be comfortable and personalised. Furthermore, the vehicle's off-road capabilities make it possible for you to travel down trails that bigger busses never could.
Once you are all aboard, you will head southwest, onto the magnificent Reykjanes Peninsula. This region is defined by its stark, volcanic landscapes, with cone-shaped peaks, endless stretches of lava, gaping craters, and steaming hot springs.
Your first stop will be at the largest lake on the peninsula, Kleifarvatn. This serene location is a favourite amongst photographers, for the dramatic peaks that surround the sheltered water. This lake gained some fame back in 2000 when an earthquake opened ravines beneath it and reduced its surface area by 20%.
Next, you will head to the Seltún Geothermal Area. One of several geothermal areas on the peninsula, Seltún has dozens of bubbling hot pools and steaming hot vents. The minerals that rise through the earth here stain the surrounding landscape fascinating colours. Boardwalks take you safely from site to site, and information signs inform you about the strange and beautiful processes that you are watching.
The final point you will reach before moving onto the caving component of this adventure is Grænavatn, the ‘green lake’. Thermal algae in the lake and its photosynthesizing crystals give Grænavatn its fascinating seafoam colouration, and similar sites are very rare across Iceland.
Once you have spent enough time marvelling over these unique, otherworldly places, it is time to go caving. The tunnels that snake all beneath the lava landscape of Iceland are hidden worlds of unusual wonders, so fascinating that you will not just see one of them, but two.
With a light on your helmet and your experienced guide in front, you will start your adventure. Your exploration will take you by colourful rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and if you visit in winter, almost unbelievable natural sculptures of ice. You’ll want a camera with a decent flash to be able to capture these incredible sights.
Caving can require some degree of crawling, stooping, and walking over uneven ground, but if you have a reasonable level of fitness, it should be no trouble at all; it's all just part of the fun.
The two caves you will aim to visit are called Leiðarendi and Arnarker. If for some reason they are inaccessible, fear not; there are over 200 other caves on the peninsula that your guide can take you to instead. After this fascinating and entertaining adventure, you will return to Reykjavík in good time to enjoy the rest of your evening.
Do not hesitate to book this incredible adventure. Hop aboard this Super Jeep excursion for a sightseeing and caving experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
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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.