The Past and the Present explored in a ECO friendly jeep

Ever since the settlement, Reykjanes Peninsula has been the home of many small fishing villages and outposts. During this daytour we will visit a modern fishing village as well as the ruins of an ancient one.

The tour starts in Reykjavik. We start by driving through the dramatic Bláfjallahraun lavafield. The cold water used in Reykjavik originates and is naturally filtered under this desert of lava.

(possible add-on a lavacave)

While driving through this lunar like landscape we find lake Kleifarvatn surrounded by lava cliffs and black sands and Krísuvík hotsprings with steamvents, colourful hotsprings and bubbling mudpools. We walk amongst these natural wonders to see, hear and SMELL them :)

About 30 minutes away we find the ruins of the 19th century fishing outpost of Selatangar. This place gives us a glimpse into the tough way of life back in the old days. It is hard for us modern people to imagine spending the cold winter months here in the lava and going out through the rough waves every day in open boats. Brrrrrrrr.

A nice Icelandic lunch awaits us in the modern fishing village of Grindavík where we see how the life of fishermen is today. ***

One of Iceland´s oldest lighthouses is located on the tip of Reykjanes Peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Here we also find the huge sea cliffs of Reykjanestá (the toe of Reykjanes), the large Gunnuhver hotspring and great birdlife. (depending on season)

The black sands of Sandvik cove and "The bridge between the continents" that bridges the gap created in the ground by the movement of the Tectonic plates are next in line before we start heading back through the lavafields to Reykjavik. Book now! Check availability by choosing a date!

*** Subject to seasonal availability

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon , Grindavík , Kleifarvatn , Krisuvik , Gunnuhver Geothermal Areas , Selatangar , Reykjanesta , Bridge America - Europe
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

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 from your accommodation, expert guidance, eco friendly vehicle

  • Food and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes and your camera.

Good to know:

Dress for the worst and hope for the best

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