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Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

1. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now had multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano crater being the most active. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll stop by the photogenic Reykjanes Lighthouse and the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge to admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavík is the Bridge Between Continents where earthquakes have made a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It's a fun photo opportunity and a chance to walk between the continents.

To/From Reykjavik: Private Airport Transfer

2. To/From Reykjavik: Private Airport Transfer

Don't worry about finding your accommodation in Reykjavik with a private transfer from Keflavik International Airport. Experience a warm welcome from your driver, luggage assistance, and direct transport to your hotel. Don't stress about missing your flight home and book a hotel pick up for a timely arrival. Wait outside and ready 3 hours before your departure and finish your trip the right way, without stress. Appreciate free WiFi, music, and air-condition on board for ultimate comfort.

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

3. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide. Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself. Be led by knowledgeable guides to the volcano site and be shown how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before your arrival, be the first to see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs; be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea. Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

4. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide. Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

5. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark rocks and gaping craters.

Keflavik: Highlights Walking Tour

6. Keflavik: Highlights Walking Tour

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming corners in Keflavik. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. What is Keflavik famous for? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Keflavik. Your local guide will tell you what is special and unique about living here. The tour is perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time, and want to get the most out of it.

Reykjanesbær: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

7. Reykjanesbær: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in Reykjanesbær, Iceland. Together with a professional local guide, see the most festively decorated places and learn local Christmas stories and legends. Magical things can happen during the holidays in Reykjanesbær. Visit the Christmas supermarkets, get a chance to taste local Christmas products, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by Reykjanesbær's charming Christmas atmosphere, something you can only experience this time of year.

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What people are saying about Reykjanesbær

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 285 reviews

This tour was fantastic! Our friendly guide James was brilliant and made the tour fun, interesting and safe. The lava fields were fantastic, it was amazing to see the lava still steaming. The natural hot springs were awesome too. It really puts life into perspective when you see the phenomenal force of mother nature. Finally, the sky lagoon to finish. What else can I say but ahhhhhhh. Do this tour. Do it. Do it. Do it.

Very interesting tour, definetely to recommend! It covered many places but without being too rushed or tiring. The hike to Fagradalsfjall was quite exciting and my favourite part, though the geothermical spots and the bridge between the two continents are worth the visit too! Really well organised, the guide was giving good explanations about the locations and a fun person!

The guide was very friendly and thoughtful. He stopped to show more places than the planned, so we could know amazing landscapes near by the volcano. The group was small (8 persons), and all were very nice and easy to interact. The landscapes are terrific! It is worth!

Simon was amazing, valvue for money throughlly enjoyed the whole day

coolest thing I’ve ever done. Omar is the greatest.