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Reykjanes Tour in Small Group | Optional Drop Off at the Blue Lagoon or Keflavik Airport

Reykjanes Tour in Small Group | Optional Drop Off at the Blue Lagoon or Keflavik Airport
Other than its lunar lava landscapes, the Reykjanes Peninsula, in west Iceland, is best known for its incredible, dramatic coastline.
Gunnuhver, a hot-spring area on the Reykjanes Peninsula in West Iceland, has the largest mud pit in the country.
At the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula is the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Iceland.
Grænavatn is one of many crater lakes on the Reykjanes Peninsula, best known for its green colour, which intensifies closer to the centre.
A summer sunset shot of Reykjanesviti lighthouse in southwest Iceland.
An old statue of the distinct great auk overlooks the craggy coast of Reykjanes, a peninsula in southwest Iceland.
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Enjoy the many geological marvels and geothermal wonders that reside on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This sightseeing tour is perfect for those who want to witness Iceland’s raw volcanism while avoiding the most crowded tourist destinations.

You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and be whisked south-west to Reykjanes. If, like almost every other traveller in the country, you arrived in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport, you will have seen some of this barren and haunting peninsula as you headed to the capital. To explore it in depth, however, will reveal hidden gem after hidden gem.

There are a multitude of sites to get to on this tour. First up will be several beautiful lakes. The largest of these, Kleifarvatn, is serene in itself, but surrounded by massive, jagged mountains; part of it also gently bubbles due to the geothermal activity beneath the surface. Grænavatn is also on the agenda, an unusual crater lake, that lives up to its name of the ‘Green Lake’.

Next up are the peninsula’s geothermal areas. Krýsuvík has a walkway that will lead you over multicoloured patches of earth to the site’s fumaroles and hot springs and has many signs explaining the subterranean forces at work here. Gunnuhver’s main attraction is the largest mud-pot in the country, and its signs, conversely, will tell you all about the region’s folklore.

You will spend the next part of the tour along the dramatic, craggy coastline of the Reykjanes Peninsula to look out for the birds. Dozens of species and tens of thousands of individuals nest on the peninsula, making it quite the birdwatcher’s paradise.

This tour is perfect to book if you want to get to the Blue Lagoon or the airport after your exploration, as your guide can drop you off at both locations. If you opt for the lagoon, you will need to book your ticket in advance, as well as the bus transfer back (buses run very regularly between the pools and capital).

Don’t miss this amazing day of sightseeing across the little-explored Reykjanes Peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Krýsuvík, Reykjanes, Valahnúkur, Kleifarvatn, Sandvík & Continental Bridge, Gunnuhver, Grænavatn, Reykjanesviti Light House
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

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.

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Reykjavik

  • Travelling in small group (4 - 19 passengers)

  • Experienced Driver Guide

  • Transfer from Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavík

  • Food

  • Entrance to the Blue lagoon

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • Decent shoes

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Stefan (hope his name is correctly spelt!) is our tour guide. He is punctual, informative and he walked with us on all attractions. The peninsula is a different experience from other popular tours but still worth to visit.
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This tour was really wonderful. A great choice to compliment any trip! My drop off spot was close to Keflavik and Gummi (the guide) was great and dropped me off right outside my Airbnb. Totally unexpected, and really appreciated. With the tour, it was brilliant to be with someone so knowledgable and so calm. We spent enough time at each location, and saw a lot. The way the landscape changes so dramatically is amazing. Highly recommend this day tour!
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I recommend this tour to everyone. With only one night in Iceland and an outbound flight at 4pm, it was just about the same price as getting the bus to the airport direct. The tour was an excellent introduction to the Reykjanes Peninsula. From lava field like mountains and lakes, to hot springs, to shipwrecks off the coast and cliff, the scenery was incredible, Trond was entertaining and informative and I really felt like it was the best possible use of my time in the country. Made it to the airport with time to spare and will definitely be taking more tours with Guide To Iceland when I am back in the country. Also, have the "Lobster" soup for lunch, it was great.
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I really reccomend this tour. It is not as popular as other tours but defenitely worth it! No crowds, amazing views and great guide!
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Tour was amazing! Our guide was Trond, and he was very knowledgeable, funny, and kind. He also sang for us and played Icelandic music. I had changed bus stops and was worried that perhaps the bus would try to pick me up at my originally listed stop, but nope! Trond picked me up right on time (even a few minutes before expected, which was great). The multiple hot springs were incredible, also the two famous lakes, the coast... Because it was winter, we arrived to the first stop in complete darkness, but as light started to come in, Trond also drove us back to the earlier stop so we can see them now that the sun had started to rise. Lunch was at a very cute cafe with delicious lobster soup. We were on time for all the drop-offs I think, and it felt like we got to see a lot and make a lot of good sightseeing stops. I highly recommend the tour! I think Reykjanes is less heard of than the south coast and the golden circle, so it was less crowded. Ultimately, you get to see a lot of cool sights, and it's worth the cost!
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