This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore Iceland’s geothermal energy and Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark by taking a visit to the ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Hellisheiði, as well as the geothermal areas Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver. Make a day of it and explore the dramatic coastlines and a shipwreck near the small fishing village Grindavík.
Duration: 8 hours
Departure time: 9 am
Group maximum: Unlimited
Available: June - December
Age limit: No Limit
- ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition
- Geothermal area of Krýsuvík
- Reykjanesviti lighthouse
- Bridge Between the Continents
- Hópsnes point and Shipwrecks
Pick-up is not Included
Children (0-13): FREE
The first stop on the tour we will be at the ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition, roughly 30 minutes from Reykjavík. We will get to explore the utilisation of geothermal energy in Iceland at the third-largest geothermal power station in the world.
Strandakirkja and Krýsuvík
After the exhibit we will take a short stop at Strandakirkja, a church of historical significance, set on the coast. After this we will be continuing on to the geothermal area of Krýsuvík, which operated as a sulfur mine during the 18th and 19th centuries, with naturally occuring solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs. We will get a chance to see Gunnuhver - the largest mud geyser in Iceland, which measures 20 metres wide.
Up next we will head to Grindavík, a small fishing village with a complicated history of pirates, reefs and shipwrecks. We will took a look at one shipwreck on this tour and see for ourselves just how ruthless the ocean can be.
Other highlights on the tour include the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves of the coastline, The Reykjanesviti lighthouse as well as the famous “Bridge Between the Continents,” connecting the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
If you have a prebooked ticket to the Blue Lagoon after the tour , you will be dropped off there.
We advise booking the 17:00 admission.