Private 8-Hour Reykjanes Peninsula Tour with Optional Blue Lagoon Visit
Discover the highlights of the beautiful Reykjanes Peninsula on this private eight-hour tour with an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon spa. Travelers who want to explore the Fagradalsfjall volcanic area and visit Iceland's most famous hot spring will love this excursion.
The adventure begins in Reykjavik. Your expert local guide will pick you up at a meeting point near your accommodation, and you'll make your way out of the city toward the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The peninsula is in Southwest Iceland, around 22 miles (36 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The area is home to the Mid-Atlantic Rift, where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates are moving apart. The peninsula has high levels of volcanic activity and is home to many lava fields, volcanoes, and natural hot springs.
Your first stop of the day will be the Seltun geothermal area, which is within the larger Krysuvik geothermal area. As the tectonic plates pull away from each other, magma rises to the Earth's surface and boils the groundwater. This activity creates hot springs, mud pots, and steaming vents.
The landscape isn't just fascinating. It's also beautiful. The geothermal activity leaves different colored mineral deposits on the ground. Seltun looks like something from another planet, so bring your camera to capture its striking appearance.
From here, you'll continue your journey to a nearby lighthouse to enjoy scenic ocean views. Your guide will then take you to the Bridge Between Continents.
The bridge is symbolic, as the North American and Eurasian plates are several kilometers apart. Still, it's a fantastic place to learn more about Iceland's tectonic activity and a great photo opportunity.
The tour's next stop is the Fagradalsfjall volcanic area. The volcano has erupted twice in recent years, once in March 2021 and again in August 2022. You'll see the newly created magma and part of the eruption site during your visit.
You'll have time to walk around the rocky terrain, so sturdy shoes are essential, but you won't be hiking long distances, so this tour is suitable for anyone with a good fitness level.
The tour's final stop is an optional trip to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's most famous natural hot spring. Most visitors to Iceland want to visit the iconic blue waters here to enjoy a relaxing soak, and your guide can take you as an add-on to your tour.
The mineral-rich water is thought to have healing properties, so it's a perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. From here, you'll return to Reykjavik for the evening.
Take your chance to visit the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula on this private excursion. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Entrance to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price of this tour. You can include entry as an add-on.