Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

1. Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes. Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field. Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

From Reykjavik: ATV Ride and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer

2. From Reykjavik: ATV Ride and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer

Connect with the awe-striking natural landscapes of Iceland on this excursion from Reykjavik. Get your heart pumping with an ATV tour through the mountains and soak in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Indulge in a cleansing silica mask and a drink at the in-water bar.  Be picked up near your accommodation in downtown Reykjavik and relax on the drive to the ATV base camp. Get suited up with a helmet, gloves, and a ski mask. Listen to a short tutorial on driving the ATV before hitting the road and you're ready for your adventure. Feel your heart racing as you drive by stunning destinations like Hafrawater Lake and Reykjavik Peak. Take in sweeping views of the city of Reykjavik, Faxaflói Bay, and the Reykjanes Peninsula. Afterward, hop aboard a spacious bus for the transfer to the Blue Lagoon.  Melt away your stress with a dip in the world-famous thermal baths, nestled in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Treat your skin to a silica mask and sip on a drink at the bar. Stay as long as you like, with several scheduled buses traveling back to Reykjavik. 

From Reykjavik: Private Hike to Active Reykjanes Volcanoes

3. From Reykjavik: Private Hike to Active Reykjanes Volcanoes

Head out of Reykjavik on a private guided hike to Reykjanes to see where two volcanic eruptions recently happened. Walk through dried black lava fields as you immerse yourself in Iceland's impressive landscape. See how these two volcanoes are still active and learn about their history. Embark on a hiking journey of 13 kilometers to see the active volcanoes of the peninsula of Reykjanes. These two volcanoes erupted on the 19th of March, 2021 and the 3rd of August, 2022, with the eruptions lasting 6 months and 3 weeks, respectively. Learn how, even if the eruptions are now over, these volcanoes are still very active. Notice how the black and fresh lava fields surrounding you are still steaming. Iceland is the most volcanic island on the planet, with an average of a volcanic eruption every 4 years. Along your hike, besides the newly formed volcanoes and the fresh and solidified lava, marvel at the most incredible views of the surroundings mountains and valleys that extend all the way to the ocean.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 152 reviews

Loved the tour. My only negative is the tour notes stated it would have a guide and be 1.5-2 hour hike each way. We didn’t have a guide and only stopped at this location for 1 hour 40 minutes. However we made the most of our time and swiftly made our way up and thoroughly enjoyed it.

In addition to the volcano we visited two geothermal springs and the fracture between the two tectonic plates. Very smart guide who told very well

you can't see the active lava from the volcano, it's already dry but still worthwhile

It was a wonderful ride with nice stops and a great view after the hike!

The volcano experience was out of the world. Very informative guide