The Wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula | Super Jeep Tour

The geothermal activity in the Reykjanes Peninsula is the reason for why it is Iceland's candidate for being listed as a Geopark.
The Reykjanes Lighthouse is one of many beautiful lighthouses around Iceland, and an excellent photo opportunity.
These hotsprings are some of the geothermal wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland.
This abandoned house can be found on the Reykjanes Peninsula in South Iceland.
The Reykjanes Peninsula is characterised by vast fields of moss-coated lava.
The geothermal activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula is the reason for why it is the location of the one and only Blue Lagoon.

Join this day tour to discover one of Iceland's most overlooked gems, the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and its imminent Geopark. If you desire to discover diverse volcanic and geothermal landscapes within a close proximity to Reykjavík, this is the excursion for you. 

The Reykjanes peninsula is actually the first thing you see when you arrive in Iceland. It is the location of the international airport in Keflavík and the Blue Lagoon, but it has so much more to offer to travellers. Black beaches, massive bird cliffs, continental plate rifts, geothermal hot spots and lava tubes all dot this astounding Geopark in South Iceland.

Your local Super Jeep driver will pick you up in Reykjavík and take the outback way to the Geopark. You will drive through lava fields and rugged mountainscapes on your way to Brimketill lava rock pool. When the ocean is feeling temperamental, you will see the waves crash up through the hole, splashing salty sea water all over the deck.

The Gunnuhver geothermal area is next, with all the array of stunning geothermal colours you can think of: red, yellow, green, grey, brown and even pink. The hot water is used to heat housing for local settlements in the area and is harvested for its energy all over the peninsula.

The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates drift apart every year, little by little, and you can clearly see this in select places in Iceland, such as Þingvellir National Park. At Reykjanes, however, they have built a bridge over the rift, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll from Europe to America. 

The peninsula is furthermore dotted with ancient fishing villages which you will have the chance to visit. And where there are harbours, there are lighthouses. Garðskagaviti lighthouse is a fantastic photo opportunity and well worth visiting for an authentic glimpse into Iceland's seafaring past.

After sightseeing these fantastic sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula onboard a capable Super Jeep, it is time to head back to Reykjavík.

Don't miss exploring this hidden gem of Iceland, discovering the spectacular lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjanes, Gunnuhver, Brimketill lava rock pool, Bridge between continents, Garðskagaviti
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:00

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.

Included:
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík

  • English speaking driver-guide

  • Small group guaranteed

  • Super Jeep experience

  • Lunch, snacks and drinks


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Warm and water proof clothing

  • Good hiking shoes


Good to know:

We must always select the route of the trip based on conditions each day. Your expert Super Jeep driver will do their best to get some off road action into the tour, but this may not always be possible.



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