Reykjanes Peninsula: Iceland’s Youngest Wonder
This is a short half day tour, but eventful all the same. We drive through beautiful lava fields, go caving in a lava cave, experience several geothermal hot springs, drive to a sea cliff to see breathtaking birdlife and the thundering North-Atlantic.
The Reykjanes Peninsula, on which the Keflavik International Airport is located, is geologically the youngest part of Iceland and is where the North-Atlantic ridge comes ashore. The peninsula offers an interesting volcanic landscape with craters, lava fields, lava caves and huge amounts of geothermal activity. And all this right next door to Reykjavík which offers a unique opportunity for a short afternoon adventure excursion.
Shortly after you leave Reykjavík on this jeep safari tour you will see the places where fish is dried in the lava field, just like it has been in Iceland for centuries. After a short drive through the lava field there is no more trace of civilisation and your Iceland adventure really begins - if you have never been into a lava cave it’s time for you to experience something new!
When you surface again from the cave you may be a bit disorientated having spent some time in the darkness underground; but when you find the super jeep again it’s time to head for the next place of interest. The rough tracks on a volcanic ridge take you along the beautiful lake of Kleifarvatn and at its western end you reach a geothermal area with hot springs and boiling mud pools.
After having walked through the geothermal area and seen how a small portion of the power that lies underneath Iceland is tapped off, it’s time to get taken away by another powerful natural phenomenon – the North-Atlantic. The thundering North-Atlantic batters the south coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula and adds an impressive element to the diversity the area offers. Small detours from the main track lead to sea cliffs where in summer many different types of birds roam in the updraft as the waves of the North-Atlantic come in.
Note: This tour can be adapted according to special wishes of customers. If travelling in a group of three or more, the tour can include a stop at the Blue Lagoon where it’s possible to take a dip in the healing waters. Also, as the tour takes you close to the Keflavik International Airport it’s a good opportunity to combine this tour with an afternoon departure. In this case departure from Reykjavik may have to be earlier in the morning, depending on when the flight is due to depart.
Departure at 12:30
Duration 4 to 5 hours
Minimum 2 passengers per booking
Price 24.900.- ISK Per Person