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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep

Activity provider: Try Iceland Tours

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep

Activity provider: Try Iceland Tours

From US$ 201.15 per person

Visit the Reykjanes Peninsula and discover incredible aspects of the local bird life and Iceland’s volcanic landscapes with cliffs, volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, and craters.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup at your accommodation in the Capital Area.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Kleifarvatn, a magical lake with barren shores
  • Explore the spectacular geothermal area of Seltún
  • Go to Stóra and Litla Eldborg – two natural shaped craters
  • Walk over the Leifur Eiríksson Bridge between two continents
  • See the colorful gorge of Sog
Full description
Iceland’s volcanic landscapes take center stage on the Reykjanes Peninsula, the country’s southwestern tip. This full-day trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik takes you into the peninsula to see multi-colored lava gorges, lakes, rock formations, wave-lashed cliffs, and more. Highlights include the Krisuvikurberg seabird cliffs, Seltún’s and Gunnuhver’s boiling pools and hissing vents, and the chance to cross between the continents. Following hotel pickup in Reykjavik, settle aboard your Super Jeep, a 4x4 specially built to tackle Iceland’s challenging terrain. Meet your group of no more than six, and then admire the views as you travel to the lava-scarred Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland’s southwestern tip. Listen as your guide talks about the peninsula’s geology, explaining how its rugged terrain is shaped by extreme underground volcanic activity. Learn how the cooled lava soil limits vegetation, creating lunar-like landscapes of sparse, moss-capped hills, and multi-hued rocks. Stop at Lake Kleifarvatn, Reykjanes’ largest lake, ringed by black beaches and volcanic hills. Learn how this eerie lake sits over an active volcanic fissure zone, and began to disappear into a fissure after an earthquake in 2000. Visit the Seltún geothermal area, and follow the boardwalks around boiling mud pools and hissing fumaroles. Then, view Lake Grænavatn, whose green waters are created by thermal algae and and sunlight-absorbing crystals. See the naturally perfect-shaped craters of Stóra and Litla Eldborg, and take in the Krisuvikurberg sea cliffs on the peninsula’s south coast. These towering cliffs attract nearly 60,000 pairs of nesting seabirds each summer, including gulls, guillemots, razorbills, and fulmars, as well as puffins between mid-March and late August. Other highlights include the Gunnuhver geothermal field, an atmospheric, steam-billowing swathe of mud pots, vents, and milky turquoise pools, and Sog, an area of multi-colored gorges. You’ll also see the stunning sea rock formations at Valahnukar, and visit Leifur Eiríksson Bridge, a man-made footbridge spanning a fissure between the Earth’s Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. If you wish, walk over the 59-foot (18-meter bridge), crossing between the two continents of Europe and North America in seconds. After a day of scenic wonders, finish with a hotel drop-off in Reykjavik.
Includes
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Free Wi-fi and hot drinks onboard
  • Food
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The weather changes quickly in Iceland, it is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm
  • Bring sturdy shoes for walking/hiking, warm clothing, and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather
  • Children's car seat is available upon request
  • Free of charge for children under the age of 1
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions, if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
Customer reviews

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The highlight was the new volcano. Our guide was extremely patient with us, assisting us in hiking up to the vantage point despite our being very slow, age and illness having taken its toll.

July 8, 2021

awesome tour!!

June 28, 2022

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Wir hatten das Glück, zu zweit mit Adam, unserem Guide, unterwegs zu sein. Er hat mit uns Wanderungen unternommen und uns all unsere Wünsche erfüllt. Die Halbinsel Reykjanes ist traumhaft schön und interessant, was wir nicht erwartet hätten. Diesen Tagesausflug mit diesem Unternehmen kann ich jedem nur wärmstens empfehlen.

July 2, 2022

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