Private Jeep Tour | Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon, Lava Tunnel & the Northern Lights

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Capital Region, Iceland
Duration
12 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
Aug. - Mar.

The private Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon, Lava Tunnel and the Northern lights by jeep is a perfect tour for all the geology lovers. During this tour, you will be amazed by various types of Icelandic landscapes. From black sand deserts, basalt cliffs, blue geothermal Blue Lagoon, volcanoes, steaming geothermal areas, colourful lava caves and much more. 

In the morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik with a comfortable 4x4 jeep and head South to visit the fantastic Raufarhólshellir lava cave. You will spend 1h in the lava tunnel where an experienced local guide will share with you all the knowledge about the various lava formations, how the lava caves are created, different types of minerals and about volcanic nature of Iceland. You will also have enough time to take breath-taking photographs of the colourful lava formations and shinning bacteria that cover the walls.  

The next highlight of this incredible tour will be the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark, one of Iceland’s geological gems where tectonic movements are always present. The main attractions of the Reykjanes Geopark are the mesmerizing Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn lakes, the steamy geothermal hills of Krýsuvík and Seltún. 

On your next stop, you will have a walk on the paths between hot springs and mud pools in the Gunnuhver geothermal area. You will also visit one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland - Reykjanesviti. Later you will cross the bridge between two continents between the North American and the European tectonic plates which are continually spreading. 

After a day full of attractions, you will visit one of the most popular natural pools in Iceland - the famous Blue Lagoon (approx. 1,5 hours of geothermal relaxation). Please note that the Blue Lagoon ticket is not included in the price and must be booked at least two weeks in advance at www.bluelagoon.is. The visit to the Blue Lagoon is optional, and it is possible also take a walk around the geothermal area and take photos of steamy blue pools and green lava fields. It is also possible to have a coffee at the Blue Lagoon’s cafe. 

At the end of the tour, you will try your luck and hunt for the fantastic Northern Lights. During the trip, your guide will be continually checking the aurora forecast to find the best as possible spots for you to see this spectacular natural phenomenon away from the city light pollution and in the middle of the Icelandic breath-taking nature. Please note that the Northern Lights are the natural phenomenon and can never be guaranteed and the aurora season in Iceland is from mid-August to mid-April.

Don’t miss the chance to take in all of these attractions in comfort. Secure your place by selecting a date.

Included

hotel pick-up and drop-off, English speaking guide, complimentary water and coffee, free WiFi in the jeep, entrance to the Lava Tunnel 

Activities

Sightseeing
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Reykjanes
Northern Lights
The Lava Tunnel

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes and shoes, swim suit if you want to bathe in the Blue Lagoon. 

Good to know

This tour does not include the entry ticket to the Blue Lagoon spa. If you would like to use the geothermal pool facilities there, you will need to purchase your ticket before the tour. It is recommended you book at least two weeks in advance.

If you don't wish to swim at the Blue Lagoon, you will still be able to see the facilities without entering the pool section. The Blue Lagoon also has a cafe and restaurant as well as gift stores.

The Icelandic weather can change dramatically so it is important to dress accordingly. Warm, waterproof outer clothing is essential as well as good, waterproof shoes. As the temperature can change throughout the day, it is a good idea to wear layers.

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