Private 10-Hour Reykjanes Peninsula Tour with Volcano Hiking and Departure from Reykjavik
Explore the fascinating Reykjanes Peninsula with a private guide on this eco-friendly full-day tour. Travelers keen to safely hike on a recently-erupted volcano and discover otherworldly geothermal areas should book this 10-hour tour now.
Your day begins with a pick-up from Reykjavik in a private luxury vehicle. Today you’ll cruise across the Icelandic countryside in an electric Mercedes, the ultimate in style and sustainability.
First, your friendly guide will take you to the Seltun geothermal area for your first taste of the volcanic landscape the Reykjanes Peninsula is known for.
You’ll know you’ve arrived when you smell the strong sulfur and see gases rising through the air, characteristic features of geothermal areas such as these. Together with the colorful hills and surrounding landscape, it’s a feast for the senses.
Wooden walkways allow you to view the awe-inspiring scenery from a safe distance, and you’ll have opportunities to capture excellent photos from various viewpoints. You can also read the signs about the plants in this unique ecosystem.
Next, your driver will take you to the Fagradalsfjall volcano, the site of spectacular eruptions in 2021 and 2022. The volcano is no longer erupting, but the hot, steamy lava fields show its recent activity.
Exploring the terrain here is an unforgettable experience. You’ll enjoy a hike to the viewpoint where you can see the massive volcanic crater in the Geldingadalur valley, the site of the 2021 eruption.
The walk takes about 30 minutes each way, and you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the vistas, take photos, and rest if needed. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the area’s geology and answer any questions.
After your fascinating volcano visit, your guide will take you to purchase lunch at a local cafe. You can grab a light refreshment or try some local fish from the menu there.
Your Reykjanes Peninsula sightseeing continues in the afternoon with a visit to the Brimketill lava rock pool. These sea pools boast a picturesque spot on the coast where you can safely admire the massive waves crashing against the rocks from a viewing platform.
Next, your guide will take you to the Gunnuhver hot spring. Here, an impressive steam cloud billows from the earth, and you can see the remains of an old settlement. Ensure your camera is ready to capture some excellent shots from the boardwalk.
The day’s final stop is the Bridge Between Continents. This symbolic footbridge sits in the mid-Atlantic rift and runs in the direction between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The bridge is 50 feet (15 meters) long, whereas the distance between the tectonic plates is much larger.
After a fantastic day visiting natural wonders near Reykjavik, your guide will take you back to your accommodation.
Grab the chance to discover the Reykjanes Peninsula with sustainability in mind on this full-day private tour of volcanic and geothermal treasures in a luxury electric vehicle. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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The hike requires a moderate level of fitness, but because this is a private tour, you can choose how far you walk.