Reykjanes Tours

Reykjanes Tours

Embark on a journey to explore the Reykjanes peninsula. This volcanic region of Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity, rugged coastlines, charming fishing villages, and the famous Blue Lagoon.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the Reykjanes peninsula located in Iceland?

The Reykjanes peninsula is located in southwestern Iceland and is known for its diverse geological features, including its mossy lava fields, volcanic craters, geothermal areas, and rugged coastlines.

What are the main attractions on tours of Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland?

Some of the main attractions on Reykjanes tours include the eruption site of Fagradalsfjall volcano, the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, the fascinating Bridge Between Continents, the historic Reykjanesviti lighthouse, unique Brimketill lava rock pool, and the beautiful Kleifarvatn lake.

Additionally, there are many towns on the peninsula that are worth a visit such as the fishing village of Grindavik, and the "rock 'n' roll capital" of Iceland, Keflavik.

What are some fun museums to visit on Reykjanes peninsula?

You can visit the Viking World Museum in the town of Njardvik, near Keflavik. The museum has four active exhibitions highlighting various aspects of Icelandic Viking history, the highlight being a full-scale replica of a Viking ship.

You can also visit the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll which is located in Keflavik, sometimes called Bítlabærinn, or "The Beatle Town," because of its role in popularizing rock music in Iceland during the 1960s and 70s. You can book entry to the Rock 'n' Roll Museum beforehand if you prefer.

If you're traveling with kids, we also recommend visiting the Giantess in the Cave by the harbor in Keflavik. Located inside a natural cave is a large-scale puppet of a sleeping troll, with a giant bed and chair as well.

How long do Reykjanes tours typically last?

Tours of the Reykjanes peninsula can vary in length, with half-day tours typically lasting around 4-6 hours and full-day tours lasting approximately 8-10 hours. Reykjanes peninsula is a popular region to explore from above on helicopter tours because of its relative proximity to Reykjavik Airport. Helicopter tours over Reykjanes last about 1-2 hours.

Can I visit the Blue Lagoon on a Reykjanes tour?

Yes, some Reykjanes tours include a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a world-famous geothermal spa known for its mineral-rich waters and the magical setting amidst lava fields. If a visit is not part of your tour, you can book admission to the Blue Lagoon and go on your own after the tour is over.

Can I go directly to the Blue Lagoon from Keflavik Airport?

Yes, you can book this affordable Blue Lagoon transfer from Keflavik airport and start your visit to Iceland by visiting this iconic location on the Reykjanes peninsula. You can conveniently store your luggage while bathing in the geothermal waters at the lagoon. After you're done, you can transfer to Reykjavik from the Blue Lagoon or continue to explore more of Reykjanes.

When did Fagradalsfjall volcano on Reykjanes peninsula last erupt?

After thousands of earthquakes were detected in the area, the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption began on March 19, 2021, and lasted for seven months. Just ten months later, on August 3rd, 2022, the volcano started erupting again and that lasted for about one month.

These two recent eruptions marked the first volcanic activity in Reykjanes peninsula in over 800 years.

Are there any wildlife spotting opportunities on Reykjanes tours?

While wildlife may not be the main focus of Reykjanes tours, you may have the opportunity to spot various bird species, including seabirds such as whimbrels, oystercatchers, golden plovers, guillemots, and kittiwakes, particularly along the coastal areas. However, for dedicated wildlife viewing, consider booking a whale watching or puffin tour from Reykjavik.