Reykjanes Peninsula Super Jeep Tour | Lakes, Craters and Lava Fields

The Reykjanes peninsula bathed in the soft light of the autumn sun.
The Seltún hot spring area.
The Reykjanes peninsula is within a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík.
The desolate lava landscapes on the Reykjanes peninsula.
The otherworldly landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula.
The lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula.

Jump aboard this Super Jeep adventure to explore the incredible geological wonders and awe-inspiring sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Look no further if you seek to immerse yourself in Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes.

You’ll be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation at 08:00 AM in a Super Jeep. Not only do the limited number of seats in the vehicle ensure that your tour will be as comfortable and personal as possible, but its all-terrain capabilities mean that you can reach places that big tour buses cannot.

The first stop is Kleifarvatn, the largest and deepest lake on the peninsula, surrounded by black sand shores and incredible, volcanic peaks. This lake gained its fame in 2000 when a series of earthquakes opened the earth beneath it and drained much of the waters away. It has mostly refilled now, but evidence of the fissure below is still evident; parts of the lake bubble with the geothermal activity that continues beneath the surface.

You’ll continue your journey to the beautiful hot spring area of Seltún. This area has many churning mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and the elements rising from the ground have stained the surrounding earth with vivid colours.

The next stop is Grænavatn, the Green Lake. The waters here shimmer a gorgeous emerald, caused by the thermal algae, and the sunlight-absorbing crystals that exist within it. After that, you will see two picturesque scoria craters, Stóra Eldborg and Litla Eldborg, which illustrate the raw volcanism of the region. 

The journey then proceeds to one of Iceland’s best-known bird-watching cliffs, Krýsuvíkurberg. Throughout summer, this dramatic place is a home to more than 60,000 birds. Most of these are gulls, guillemots, razorbills, and fulmars, but puffins also nest in the area.

The next location, Gunnuhver, is another enchanting geothermal area. It is home to the largest mud pot in Iceland, the steam from which can be seen from miles away. The area also has a haunting back story, said to be the place where the evil spirit Guðrun was trapped after spending years haunting Reykjanes.

The tour continues through magnificent lava fields, mountains, and volcanoes until you reach the Leifur Eiríksson Bridge. You will have the opportunity to walk over this footbridge, which crosses the fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This rift valley runs right along the peninsula before crossing the rest of the country.

Finally, you’ll visit Sogin, another fascinating geothermal area. The colouration of this part of the peninsula is so vivid and diverse, it seems painted; verdant green moss grows over yellow and red rock, and the area is dotted with mud pools, vents and shallow craters.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Reserve your space on the Super Jeep. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Krýsuvík, Reykjanes, Kleifarvatn, Sandvík & Continental Bridge, Gunnuhver, Grænavatn, Seltún Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

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.
Included:
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional guidance

  • Hot drinks on board

  • Free Wi-fi on board

  • Food


What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather


Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.



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