Private 8-Hour Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
2 years old

Description

Explore the natural volcanic beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula before ending the day relaxing at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on this private tour. Those who want to learn more about the geothermal activity that the area is famous for should book this fascinating day tour now.

Your tour starts with pick-up near your accommodation in Reykjavik in a luxury electric Mercedes. This is a private tour, so you'll have plenty of time with your expert guide to ask any questions.

A private tour also means you can choose how long you spend at each place without waiting for other guests. You can tailor the tour to suit your party's needs.

The first stop on this tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula is the Bridge Between Continents, which you can walk across. The Mid-Atlantic Rift runs through Iceland, separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The bridge is symbolic and represents walking between the two plates. It's a great photo opportunity, so bring your camera.

Next, you'll head to the Reykjanes Lighthouse, built on beautiful sea cliffs. The lighthouse was built in 1878 but was damaged by an earthquake soon after, so it was rebuilt in 1907.

The cliffs here were formed by lava in the 1800s, but they're unstable now as the ocean erodes them. The lighthouse will need to be rebuilt again within the next few years.

When you're ready, it'll be time to move on to the Gunnuhver geothermal area. Gunnuhver is home to hot springs and mud pools and is one of the best examples of a geothermal site in Iceland.

Here you'll find the remains of an early Icelandic settlement. People used geothermal energy to bathe, cook, and keep themselves warm. As you explore, your guide will tell you folklore stories about Gunnuhver.

The tour's next stop is the Brimketill lava rock pool. This coastal rock pool is made from lava rock created by volcanic activity. The ocean erodes the lava rock, which gives the pool its shape.

Although you can't bathe in the pool as it is too dangerous, it's an incredible sight, especially when the weather is windy. You can see for miles along the coastline on a clear day, and you may also spot seals swimming in the water.

After a busy morning, you'll stop for lunch at an Icelandic restaurant in Grindavik. Choose from local dishes, including soups, sandwiches, and fish.

You'll finish your tour with a visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The waters here are said to have beneficial properties for your skin, and it's a great way to relax after a day of adventure.

At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your accommodation in Reykjavik. 

Take advantage of this exciting tour and explore some of the most beautiful natural features on the Reykjanes Peninsula, followed by a soak in the Blue Lagoon spa. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

A tree will be planted when you book this tour
Transfer from Reykjavik in a luxury electric vehicle
Professional driver
Blue lagoon Comfort ticket
Towel
Local Icelandic snacks

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Money to buy lunch (or a packed lunch)
Swimwear for the Blue Lagoon
Hat and gloves
Fully charged camera
Refillable water bottle

Good to know

Tickets for the Blue Lagoon are limited. If tickets are unavailable for the date you choose, the provider may cancel the tour (you'll receive a refund).

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