Super jeep through the lava field desert on the Reykjanes peninsula. We will see volcanoes, geothermal areas, cliffs and black sand beaches. Available as a private tour all year round.
Included: Pick up and drop off at hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik, guided tour in a super-jeep.
Excluded: Entrance fee to the bathing area is NOT included in the tour price. Please book your lagoon admission ticket at at 2pm (14:00)
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, bathing suit, towel.
Lunch: We will stop at a diner / restaurant on the way where you can buy lunch.
Groups: This tour is available as a private tour all year round.
For further information:
Available upon request.
For groups only (not scheduled tour)
We head south from the capital on this very popular Reykjavik excursion and head to Lake Kleifarvatn. Set within a volcanic fissure, this large lake, around 100 metres deep, is said to be home to a strange, mythical creature. The lake is eerie and surrounded by a jet black lavascape, black cliffs and black sand shores so beware!
A little further on we stop at the geothermal area at Seltun, also known as Krysuvik. Here you are able to walk amongst hissing steam vents, solfataras and bubbling mud pots with the unmistakable smell of sulfur hanging in the air.
You will also be able to feel the power of nature as the ground beneath your feet seems to rumble.
We will then make a short stop at Svartsengi Geothermal Power Station. We will walk around the area and smell the sulfur in the air. Today, the total production capability of the energy plant in Svartsengi is 75 MW in electrical energy and about 150 MW in thermal energy.
Next we visit the small fishing villages which dot this area before reaching the tip of the peninsula. Here you will find the roaring North Atlantic and huge bird cliffs which stand guardian over the moon-like and craggy lava fields. We will drive along the coast to the lighthouse Reykjanesviti, one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland. If weather allows you can glimpse at the island of Eldey (Fire Island), which rises from the ocean, and you can see the foamy waves crashing on the island.
We then proceed through lava fields onward to Sandvik where you can walk over a continental bridge, where two of the earth's tectonic plate split. Walk over the symbolic footbridge which provides clear evidence of the rift between the European and the North American tectonic plates.
The tour continues along the coast line through Midnesheidi moor which rises up from the lowland. We will stop at the stone built church of Hvalneskirkja from the year 1887. We head towards the community of Sandgerdi, one of the country's major fishing points.
After visiting Sandgerdi village we drive to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, where you can relax in the blue water before we drive back to Reykjavik.