Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour
Visit the harsh and rugged Reykjanes.
We visit Krýsuvík Geothermal area as well as the sometimes steaming black beach at Kleifarvatn. We stop at Grindavík village where we can have some lunch and head to Gunnuhver Geothermal area where Europe's biggest mud spring is to be found. The Bridge Between Continents is a must and we might even check out one or two beautiful lighthouse locations. Young kids might also like a visit to a troll cave in the town of Keflavik.
This tour can be done straight from the airport. Perfect when you arrive in the morning and have to wait until you can check in at your hotel.
Blue Lagoon visit is optional (let us know when booking). Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 6 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and is the single most popular attraction in Iceland.
The water is rich in silica and sulphur that helps make your skin shine like a baby. The Blue Lagoon also operates a Research and Development facility that helps find cures for skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.
The temperature in the bathing and swimming area is very comfortable, and averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). There´s a restaurant there and it´s a truly romantic and beautiful place one should not miss while in Iceland.
Grindavík is a fishing town on the south side of the Reykjanes peninsula.
The town has one of the most active fishing industries in the country. The Natural Resources and Culture House in Grindavík features exhibitions on the history of the salt fish working in the country and on geothermal activity.
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland, 9,1 km², as well as one of Iceland's deepest lakes, reaching a depth of 97 meters. It lies on the fizzure sone of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
Kleifarvatn is is located in the southern part of Reykjanes, near the Krysuvik geothermal area and another geothermal area to the east. Following an earthquake in 2000 the lake started receding but has now recovered. However, steam may still be seen rising by the lake's border. The steam comes from hot springs that were revealed during the earthquake.
The crime novel Kleifarvatn by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason was named after this lake.
Gunnuhver is a collective name for an impressive and colourful geothermal field of various mud pools and fumaroles in the southwest part of Reykjanes.
The area is said to be haunted by the ghost of Gudrun Onundardottir, 'Gunna', said to have been tricked into holding an enchanted knotted-rope that pulled her over the field and into one of the fumaroles, resulting in her death.
Starting time : 08:30
Entry to the Blue Lagoon
What to bring:
Windproof clothes as the wind can be strong in the area.
Good to know:
Reykjanes tends to be very windy.