Guided 12 Hour Tour of the Lakes, Craters & Lava Fields of Reykjanes with Transfer from Reykjavik
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 bright and early 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 backstory, 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 and reserve your seat on the Super Jeep. Check availability by choosing a date.
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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.