The Reykjanes Peninsula

The Reykjanes Peninsula

The Reykjanes Peninsula is one of our favourite places to visit. What draws us there again and again is the unbelievable variation in the landscape and ever surrounding evidence of volcanic activity. And it is also easy to reach, a mere 30 minutes' drive from Reykjavik and you are at lake Kleyfarvatn, our fist destination on the Reykjanes Peninsula tour.

 

The Reykjanes Peninsula is where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level. The ridge is a 65,000km long mid-ocean ridge that encircles the earth like a seam of a baseball, where American and European tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart.

 

Reykjanes is home to many important geological formations, some of which are utterly unique, including numerous types of volcanoes in at least four separate volcanic zones, with hundreds of open fissures and faults. You can read the area’s geological history several hundred thousand years back in time, although most of the strata are less than 100–200 thousand years old. The last series of eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula began around AD 1000 and ended 250 years later.

 

Our recommended stops:

  • Lake Kleyfarvatn

  • Seltun geothermal area

  • Graenavatn explosion crater

  • Stora Eldborg volcanic crater

  • Brimketill

  • Reykjanestá cliffs

  • Gunnuhver hot spring

  • Stampar crater row

  • The Bridge Between Continents

  • Hvalsneskirkja church

  • Garðskagaviti lighthouse and museum

  • The Viking World museum

 

Optional:

  • Krysuvikurbjarg cliffs

  • Husholmi ruins

  • Seltangar ruins

Reykjanes

Peninsula

Duration: 6 hours

Availability: June 1 - August 31

Departure: At the time of your choosing but no later than 12:00

For 4 persons:

€449

€119

RideShare pr. seat:

What is RideShare?

If you are travelling alone or with one or two others, and therefore not filling four seats, and if you are willing to share the ride with others, you can choose the RideShare option.

All RideShare tours will be cancelled if we cannot fill all four seats. We will inform you s soon as all four seats are filled and the tour will proceed as planned. We will also let you know should the tour be cancelled.

All cancelled tours will be refunded in full.

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