Marvel over the volcanic wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula at your own pace and without any other tourists with this fantastic private tour from Reykjavik. Those looking to get off the beaten track and witness a range of dramatic sites should not miss this unique, exclusive offer.
This excursion begins when a friendly local guide picks you up from Reykjavik and drives you out of the city to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Almost all travelers get a glimpse of this region as they travel from Keflavik International Aiport to the capital, but few plumb its depths to discover its countless hidden wonders. Luckily, your expert guide can locate them all and tell you about their nature, folklore, and history.
Though you have a general route and plan, you can tailor the itinerary to your interests as this is a private tour catering solely to your needs. Those interested in Iceland's history and fishing culture may want to add on visits to traditional villages such as Grindavik. In contrast, those who enjoy hiking may want to add on a trek to the new lava at Fagradalsfjall volcano. If you book in advance, you can even head to the Blue Lagoon for a luxury spa experience.
The Reykjanes Peninsula is renowned for its barren, moss-coated landscapes, cone-shaped volcanoes, and rocky shores. Few places on the planet appear so primordial and otherworldly. Your first significant attraction will be at the region's largest lake, Kleifarvatn, which was once almost emptied due to an earthquake just beneath the surface and now has hot springs bubbling from its bed.
Next, you will head to the cliffs of Krysuvikjarbjarg. These dramatic walls, which fall sheerly into the ocean, are breathtaking throughout the year but particularly impressive in summer when they become home to hundreds of thousands of nesting seabirds. Continuing around the peninsula, you'll explore geothermal areas, such as the hot springs of Krysuvik and the mud pits of Gunnuhver, and visit lighthouses, such as the oldest in the country, Reykjanesviti.
You'll also get to see attractions such as the Bridge Between the Continents, where you can walk from the North America tectonic plate to the Eurasian one and back. This continental rift runs along the peninsula's length before intersecting the rest of Iceland and is responsible for the region's and country's intense volcanic activity.
After a spectacular journey around the Reykjanes Peninsula, customized to your interests, you'll be driven back to your accommodation in the capital.
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