AH22 - Reykjanes Peninsula & Golden Circle Afternoon
Significant sightseeing in this ten hour tour
Adults: 17.000 ISK per person
Youth (12 -17): 50% discount
Child (0 – 11): free
Maximum 2 children / youth per full paying adult
Available: every day, from May 15th to September 15th
from December 26th to January 1st
Pick-up: at 07:30 from your hotel or guesthouse
Duration: 10 hours
Included: bus & English guidance
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After leaving the capital we head to the Reykjanes peninsula where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean.
Reykjanes peninsula is the southwestern most point of Iceland and also the youngest. The North Atlantic ridge comes ashore there and due to that visible signs of volcanic activity can be seen all over the peninsula. Lava fields, lava tubes, rifts and hot springs can be found in a number of locations.
More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava fields, some of which are only a few hundred years old. We head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. This is a magnificent area with rich bird life in the summer. At Reykjanesta (the toe of Reykjanes) you can hear the surf crashing against the beautiful basalt cliffs and see magnificent nature that can easily tempt many a photographer to test his skills with the camera.
After a short stop at the Blue Lagoon we continue to Reykjavík and from there we join the Golden Circle Afternoon tour.
We visit Thingvellir National Park, where the Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible, a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart. The Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930 AD at Thingvellir. And In 2004 Thingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and is now one of eight hundred places in the world that have been honored by UNESCO.
From there we continue to Gullfoss waterfall meaning “Golden Falls”. Gullfoss is in the river Hvita which originates from Hvitarvatn on the south east side of Langjokull. Gullfoss is Europe’s largest waterfall and it is always spectacular.
We visit the hot spring geothermal active valley of Haukadalur which contains the super Geysir which very rarely spouts, but when it does it can spew steaming water 200 feet upwards. But the more active one, the hot spring Strokkur, spouts hot water about 60-100 feet upwards every 5 minutes. In this area there are many wonderful walking paths where you can see steaming vents and colorful, mineral-rich mud formations.
We also stop at the green house village Hveragerdi, a small and beautiful horticultural town before traveling over the mountain heath Hellisheidi back to the capital.