Join this fantastic private tour and discover the hidden gems of the Reykjanes Peninsula. See colourful geothermal areas and spectacular natural features, visit charming fishing towns and a beautiful lighthouse, and walk between two continents. If you want to visit off-the-beaten-track attractions with your favourite people, then book this tour now.
You’ll be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning by your friendly guide. You’ll then travel through Hafnarfjörður township to the dark lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. About half the peninsula is covered in lava that is considered quite young as there was much volcanic activity in the region from the eleventh to the thirteenth century. However, the mountains, seen in the distance, were created in eruptions thousands of years ago.
The first stop on this tour is at the geothermal area of Seltún. You’ll see colourful hot springs, bubbling mud pots and hissing fumaroles as you follow a footpath through this beautiful region. Next up is Seltangar, on the edge of the coastline that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. This is where fishermen would set out to sea to fish on open rowing boats. There are still ruins of their dwellings and stone huts where they kept dried fish.
Next up is another fishing location, the village of Grindavík. With around 2,000 inhabitants, Grindavík is one of the biggest fishing towns in Iceland. Salted cod as played a big role in Iceland’s economy and at Grindavík, you’ll find a museum which will give you an insight into the rich maritime history of the area.
Then you’ll move on to the lava rock pool of Brimketill. It is a unique natural feature by the seaside where the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean have sculpted the soft lava rocks into a natural pool. From there, you’ll see the picturesque lighthouse at Reykjanestá cliff (‘Toe of Reykjanes’).
Before you return to Reykjavík city, you’ll take a walk between two continents. Just like Þingvellir National Park, the Reykjanes Peninsula sits on the mid-Atlantic ridge, and on the western tip of the peninsula, you’ll find a footbridge which connects the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates.
So don´t wait. Book this fun-filled tour of the lovely Reykjanes Peninsula now. Check availability by choosing a date.