Memorable Private 5-Hour Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula From Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
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Explore the hidden gems of the Reykjanes peninsula when you choose this five-hour private, fully customizable tour from Reykjavik. Travelers will have the chance to visit some of the top sights of this often-overlooked region of the country, such as the continental rift at Sandvik and the Gunnuhver geothermal area.

Almost every visitor to Iceland has seen the Reykjanes peninsula, but few get the chance to explore the area. The Keflavik International Airport is on the peninsula, but most people immediately head from the airport to Reykjavik and beyond.

This tour can be customized, allowing you to choose which attractions on the Reykjanes peninsula best suit your group. Your excursion can begin at Reykjavik, Keflavik Airport, or the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, whichever you prefer.

About 30 miles (49 kilometers) from Reykjavik is the town of Keflavik, best known for the airport but offering plenty of other amenities. Keflavik will be the first destination on your tour, and it is possible to make a stop at the Viking World history museum.

Continuing, you will drive through the quaint fishing village of Gardur and then pass the beautiful Hvalsneskirkja church before arriving in the town of Sandvik. Sandvik is on the Mid-Atlantic Rift, best known for being home to the Bridge Between the Continents.

The Bridge Between the Continents is a pedestrian walkway that symbolically bridges the gap between the Eurasian and North American continents. In reality, the rift between continents is several kilometers across, but the bridge is a great way to visualize this geological wonder. 

After your memorable experience between the continents, the Reykjanesviti lighthouse is next on the itinerary. First built in 1878, this lighthouse is the oldest in Iceland and offers a great photo opportunity.

The nearby Gunnuhver geothermal field is an amazing natural site steeped in Icelandic mythology. According to folklore, a vengeful ghost named Gunna was banished to the hot springs and, to this day, is still fighting to escape.

You have the option to make additional stops as you journey around the Reykjanes peninsula. Check out the small fishing village of Grindavik and perhaps the Brimketill lava rock pool. Brimketill was created by the ocean eroding the lava rocks, forming a picturesque natural feature for visitors to enjoy. 

Finally, you can make a stop at the luxurious Blue Lagoon spa. One of the most popular attractions in the entire country, the Blue Lagoon is a fantastic place to spend a few hours relaxing in the geothermal-heated pool or taking advantage of spa services.

This private five-hour tour of the Reykjanes peninsula is customizable and allows you to visit some of the top attractions in an often-overlooked region. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Private, customizable tour
Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik, Keflavik, or Blue Lagoon
English-speaking guide


Cultural Activity

What to bring

Snacks and water
Warm, waterproof clothing
Comfortable shoes

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A stop will be made for lunch. You can purchase your lunch at a local restaurant or bring a packed lunch.

The tour operator can provide car seats for children.

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