Volcanic penisula and Blue lagoon
Reykjanes is often a forgotten germ, with its beautiful lake Kleifarvatn, rugged lava landscape, smoking geothermal fields, and many iconic historic structures, Reykjanes peninsula will surprise and delight.
The Reykjanes Nature Reserve is about 300 square km in size and is one of Iceland’s largest nature reserves. The land is very hilly, and two very distinctive ridges cut through the landscape.
Some say that the desolate nature of the area make parts of the reserve look similar to the moon. That might be why Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, the first men to the moon practiced walking at Reykjanes, not because the gravity is the same. Flags of our Fathers was also filmed there.
Fjallhalla will bring you on a road trip through Reykjanes peninsula, stopping at Kleifarvatn lake, only because it is so picturesque,
Seltún, that has many mud pots and fumaroles, and minerals deposited from geothermal solutions provide colorful sediments.
at Grindavik fishing village for lunch, where you can see the heart of the Icelandic fishing industry, first-hand, with numerous fishing ships entering and exiting the harbor on a daily basis.
Then we visit the Gunnuhver. Gunna was a female ghost, who fell into the spring over 400 years ago. Today, steam rises up from the natural boiling water in the mud pools, with the largest pool stretching over 20 meters wide inside a rim of mud
The Power Plant Earth Exhibition gives visitors a tour through the universe starting from the Big Bang up until present day. The interactive nature of the tour contributes to the popularity of the exhibition. Visitors can experience various inventions that have changed people’s lives, through the touch screens and displays found in the facility.
We will see Iceland´s oldest lighthouse, Reykjanesviti from the road. The lighthouse is an iconic historic structure, and few buildings in Iceland—or in the world—are as imposingly located. It was Iceland’s first lighthouse, and actually, there have been two versions of lighthouses with this name.
The original one was built in 1878 but got severely damaged in a large earthquake that struck in 1887. The current version was built on the safer ground in 1907 at Baejarfell hill. Large steam clouds from geothermal fields at the bottom of the hill bring added drama to the surroundings
The bridge between continents. Did you know that Iceland is drifting apart at almost 2 cm per year? Iceland is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; therefore, the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can see the ridge rise above sea level, marks the boundary between Europe and North America. At the “Bridge Between Continents,” you can observe the tectonic plates drifting apart from each other. You can actually set foot in two different continents.
The last stop will be at the lovely Blue lagoon, where the stark contrast between the neon blue water and the dark volcanic rocks is an awe-inspiring image that characterizes one of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations.
Access is included in the price.
- Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
- All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
- Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
- Experienced guides