Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour

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The Reykjanes Peninsula is best known for its lava lunar landscapes.
Steaming, seething pools and vents at Krýsuvík on Reykjanes.
Strange and dramatic coastal scenery is part of the great appeal of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The Blue Lagoon, far and away Iceland's most popular swimming pool.
The ever popular Blue Lagoon Spa under a stunning dusky sky
A woman enjoying the revitalising effects of a silica mask in the Blue Lagoon.

Spend the day exploring the geothermal and geological marvels that line the incredible Reykjanes Peninsula, and finish it at the Blue Lagoon. This private tour should not be missed by those fascinated with Iceland’s unique geography and active volcanism, nor those who want to enjoy hot-spring bathing.

You will be picked up in Reykjavík, and with your guide, will set off on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This stretch goes from the capital to Keflavík, the airport you are likely to have arrived to have arrived at. It is defined by the many volcanoes that line it, the mossy lava fields that coat it, its hot springs, its dramatic coast, and its overall lunar qualities.

Your first stop will be at the Krýsuvík Geothermal Area; this is a colourful landscape with many bubbling mud pots and seething fumaroles. You will follow a wooden footpath through the site and can educate yourself on how the processes beneath the surface of the earth here work from the many information signs.

Following Krýsuvík, you will head to the biggest lake on the peninsula, Kleifarvatn. This beautiful feature is surrounded by great mountains and has geothermal activity beneath its surface. There are several other lakes in the area you will visit, the most notable being Grænavatn, the Green Lake, named due to its very unusual colouration.

After lunch in the historic fishing town of Grindavík, you’ll continue with the tour. The next stop is the Gunnuhver Geothermal Area. This site has the largest mud pot in the country, which is quite ominous to look upon seeming as the old footpath lays in the middle of it, completely collapsed. There is a fascinating folk story of this area, of a murderous ghost who a priest trapped in the hot springs here.

Considering that the Reykjanes Peninsula is located on the Mid-Atlantic Rift, you will have a walk over the Bridge Between the Continents, passing from Eurasia onto North America and back. After that, you will see the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in the country.

After all of this fascinating sightseeing, you will no doubt want to relax. Luckily, the Reykjanes Peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon Spa, the most popular geothermal pool in the country. Your guide can take you there and allow you to enjoy the healing blue waters and silica masks while waiting for you. 

Please note, however, admission is not included in the tour price, and you will need to book in advance. 

Finally, you will return to Reykjavík, knowing you have fully explored all the mystical wonders of the barren but living Reykjanes Peninsula.

Don’t miss this exploration of Iceland’s geological and geothermal marvels. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Krýsuvík, Reykjanes, Grindavík, Kleifarvatn, Gunnuhver, Grænavatn, Keflavík, Reykjanesviti Light House
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup and Drop Off

  • Guidance

  • Entry to the Blue Lagoon

  • Lunch, snacks and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof, preferably windproof clothing

  • Sturdy boots

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