Reykjanes Peninsula & Krýsuvík geothermal area
The Reykjanes Peninsula tour offers extreme variety of landscapes dotted with fissures, lava fields and geothermal activity. We depart from Reykjavík heading towards the community of Sandgerði, one of the countrys major fishing points. The tour continues along the coast line through Miðnesheiði moor which rises up from the lowland. The journey proceeds through lava fields onwards to Sandvík where two of the earths tectonic plate split. At Sandvík you will get the opportunity to walk over a symbolic footbridge which crosses a fissure which provides clear evidence of the rift between the European and the North American tectonic plates. We head towards the coast for the lighthouse of Reykjanesviti, one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland. Weather permitting you can glimpse at the island of Eldey, which rises from ocean, and witnes the foamy waves beating up on the dark rocks. Close by is the countrys largest mud pool, Gunnuhver, which will be our next stop. According to a legend a great ghost nicknamed Gunna caused great disturbance in the area until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the 300°C hot spring. The area offers unique colours which will not disappoint the photographer. Our next stop will be at Krýsuvík geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud pools and smelly solfatares.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Bus terminal at Laekjartorg, Hafnarstraeti 20, in downtown Reykjavik
Hours & minutes 9 horas
Start or opening time Daily at 8.00 am
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes, with a guide
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? Includes the bus and the guidance
Others Bathing fee to the Blue Lagoon