Come along on a wonderful private day's journey, driving and exploring the Reykjanes peninsula in the southwest corner of Iceland. The sites we visit on Reykjanes are some of the most stunning natural phenomena in the whole of Iceland, most of them being made from rather young lava.
The tour begins in Reykjavík or at the Keflavík International Airport
After collecting you from your accommodations, our very first stop will be Kleifarvatn lake, the largest lake on the peninsula. Its southern part is warm from hot springs running into the lake but is otherwise very cold. It's a perfect place for photographing because of its volcanic surroundings and bright blue water.
Our second stop is the geothermal springs of Krýsuvík, located on the middle of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Dramatically coloured hills create a beautiful view over the volcanic vents and boiling hot springs.
The fishing town of Grindavík is our next stop. The town is somewhat isolated in a small inlet on the very southwesternmost corner of the peninsula.
Brimketill lava rock pool is next up. A little pool right on the edge of land is supposedly occupied by a giantess named Oddný by folklore tales. The viewing platform above offers the possibility of getting soaked from the waves splashing against the rocks.
Next, we travel to Gunnuhver hot spring. Its boiling water and mud pools were said in earlier times to get their energy from a ghost trapped underground by a priest.
Close by is the Reykjanes lighthouse, Iceland’s very first lighthouse, built in 1878 but destroyed by an earthquake eight years later and then rebuilt entirely in 1929. Right by the tower are Valahnúkar and Valahnúkamöl which are unique cliffs and rocks made out of some of the oldest lava on the peninsula.
Next up is a genuinely world-famous bridge—the bridge between Europe and America. The earth’s tectonic plates, namely the European and the North American plates, meet there and form the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Sandvík, a beautiful beach with almost entirely black sands, is our next stop. This beach was one of the main filming sites for Clint Eastwood’s Flags of our fathers.
The one and only Blue Lagoon will be our final sighting of the private day tour trip, and a remarkable sight at that. We offer a viewing of the lagoon that you will never forget.
Join us for a fantastic Reykjanes Peninsula private day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
If the available time for tours does not suit your schedule and needs, please contact us by clicking the “Ask about this tour” link on this page, and we will try and find a time that better suits you.
For those who also buy our Golden Circle Tour in May or June, we offer free airport transfers on the way home. You have to send us information about when you fly from Iceland and your flight number.