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The forces of nature collide at the dramatic Reykjanes Peninsula, an expanse of lava flows, protruding lava cones and craters where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises from the ocean. Observe one of the world's biggest northern gannet breeding colonies before visiting the bubbling mud pools of Grunnuhver.

Tracing the peninsula headland, you begin at the major fishing point of Sandgerdi before heading up and over moorlands to a 19th-century stone Lutheran church. Proceed through lava fields to a site where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates split, and cross the symbolic footbridge over the fissure.

Have your binoculars and camera ready for the view of Eldey Island and the large Gannet population – its dramatic location in the ocean is worthy of a photograph or two. Hear ghostly legends at the geothermal mud pools in Gunnuhver. Take the opportunity to leave the tour and soak in the Blue Lagoon's healing waters and make use of its spa, or return to Reykjavik.

The forces of nature collide at the dramatic Reykjanes Peninsula, an expanse of lava flows, protruding lava cones and craters where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises from the ocean. Observe one of the world's biggest northern gannet breeding colonies before visiting the bubbling mud pools of Grunnuhver.

Tracing the peninsula headland, you begin at the major fishing point of Sandgerdi before heading up and over moorlands to a 19th-century stone Lutheran church. Proceed through lava fields to a site where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates split, and cross the symbolic footbridge over the fissure.

Have your binoculars and camera ready for the view of Eldey Island and the large Gannet population – its dramatic location in the ocean is worthy of a photograph or two. Hear ghostly legends at the geothermal mud pools in Gunnuhver. Take the opportunity to leave the tour and soak in the Blue Lagoon's healing waters and make use of its spa, or return to Reykjavik.

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Reykjanes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Activity/Location

Reykjanes

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Iceland Main Bus Terminal

    Holtavegur 10

    Reykjavik, 104

  • Reykjavik City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Reykjavik


Description

The forces of nature collide at the dramatic Reykjanes Peninsula, an expanse of lava flows, protruding lava cones and craters where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises from the ocean. Observe one of the world's biggest northern gannet breeding colonies before visiting the bubbling mud pools of Grunnuhver.

Tracing the peninsula headland, you begin at the major fishing point of Sandgerdi before heading up and over moorlands to a 19th-century stone Lutheran church. Proceed through lava fields to a site where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates split, and cross the symbolic footbridge over the fissure.

Have your binoculars and camera ready for the view of Eldey Island and the large Gannet population – its dramatic location in the ocean is worthy of a photograph or two. Hear ghostly legends at the geothermal mud pools in Gunnuhver. Take the opportunity to leave the tour and soak in the Blue Lagoon's healing waters and make use of its spa, or return to Reykjavik.


Highlights

  • Volcanic landscape of South-west Iceland

  • Point at which the Mid-Atlantic Ridge surfaces

  • Coastal views with excellent bird-spotting opportunities

  • Region with lively geothermal activity

  • Traditional 19th-century church in stunning surroundings


Inclusions

  • Guided coach tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fee to the Blue Lagoon

  • Lunch

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 11 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Reykjanes, Iceland