Reykjanes Peninsula

Duration
• 5 - 7 hours
Price
Taxi for 1 - 4 people
• Tour Rate = 60.000 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 10.000 ISK

Taxi for 5 - 8 people
• Tour Rate = 78.000 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 13.000 ISK
Included
• English speaking driving guide.
• Taxi Vehicle, Fuel, Road & Parking fees.
Not Included
• Admission Tickets to Museums, Bathing Areas & Activity Tours.
Payment & Cancellation
• You pay at the end of the tour (Cash or Credit).
• You can cancel whenever and without cost.

Tour Details

The Reykjanes peninsula is located on a drift zone, between two continents, the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is a unique site where you can find different elements that exist because of the drift zone: geothermal energy, lava fields, and other natural phenomena.

A 2-hour timeframe has been allocated for the Blue Lagoon on this tour. However, keep in mind that you will need to book your tickets and timeslots on the Blue Lagoons website well in advance.


Tour Highlights

Bridge Between Continents
The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.

Reykjanesviti
Reykjanesviti lighthouse on Reykjanes peninsula is an iconic historic structure. Few buildings in Iceland—or in the world—are as imposingly located. It was Iceland’s first lighthouse, and actually, there have been two versions of lighthouses with this name. The original one was built in 1878 but got severely damaged in a large earthquake that struck in 1887. The current version was built on safer ground in 1907 at Bæjarfell hill. Large steam clouds from geothermal fields at the bottom of the hill bring added drama to the surroundings.

Gunnuhver Hot Spring
The area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This happened about 400 years ago.

Blue Lagoon
A wonderful geothermal spa and a natural wonder that is located in a lava field nearby the town of Grindavík. The water's milky blue shade is due to its high silica content, that forms soft white mud on the bottom of the lake. When the silica mud gets reflected in the daylight, then the water will appear blue because of an optical illusion. The bathing here is simply fabulous and great for your skin and health. As this place is also one of the most visited attraction in the whole country, it is essential to book your ticket in advance.

Grindavik Shipwrecks
The Reykjanes coast is rugged and many ships have run aground on its rocky shore. Among the best known was the Jamestown, a sailing ship which drifted ashore in 1881, its load of precious timber providing building material for many houses in the area. The peninsula east of Grindavik has the remains of a steel-hulled vessel split in two parts by the force of the waves. It is a pity that there are not more signs erected to tell the story of these vessels and their crews. There is an information panel at Garðsskagi, which has a map of shipwreck sites and their dates. Visitors from countries whose ships were wrecked on this coast could be interested to learn more.

Krýsuvík Hot Springs
Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields, such as Seltún. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed, the soil is coloured bright yellow, red, and green hues. Sulphur deposits were mined in 1722 - 1728 and in the 19th century. German scientist Robert Bunsen visited the site in 1845 and, based on research there, proposed a hypothesis on formation of sulphuric acid in nature.

Kleifarvatn Lake
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula. It is located on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The lake has no visible water coming in or going out as most of its water comes and leaves underground. The lake can be reached via a track, and there are two areas with high temperature that can be found not far from it: Seltún/Krýsuvík and another to the east. The lake's greatest depth is 97 m. After the 2000 Iceland earthquakes, the lake began to diminish, and 20% of its surface has since disappeared.

Hot Stuff Memorial
On May 2nd 1943 a B-24 Liberator bomber in the US Air Force, Hot Stuff, crashed into the mountain Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. It was one of many aircraft accidents in Iceland during WWII but an exceptionally tragic one. As members of the plane were killed in the crash except one. The story of Hot Stuff is a remarkable one as the crew had completed 31 successful missions during the war and was the first to complete 25 missions. As a reward, Hot Stuff was chosen to tour the US to sell bonds to finance the war. The flight plan took a slide change as they were preparing to leave in England when General Frank Maxwell Andrews joined the crew. At the time General Andrews was the Commander of the European Theater of Operations. His mission, on the other hand, was to participate in critical high ranking meetings and to prepare the invasion of Normandy.  He had been selected to command the entire Allied Forces. It took the allies around 6 months to agree on a new commander. And General Eisenhower replaced General Andrews as the new Commander. And in the turmoil of events, the plane and most of the crew were all soon forgotten. Dwight D. Eisenhower later became the 34th President of the United States of America. In recent years Jim Lux from Texas made it his mission to restore the reputation of Hot Stuff and General Andrews. After working intensely for seven years with Icelandic brothers, Þorsteinn Marteinsson and Ólafur Marteinsson, owners and creators of the website stridsminjar.is, a monument was built and dedicated to honoring those on the B-24 when it crashed. The monument opened on May 3rd, 2018, 75 years after the accident. The monument it is located near Mt Fagradalsfjall, and the mountain can be seen in the background.

Gunnuhver is a highly active geothermal area of mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Named after an angry female ghost, Gudrun, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest 400 years ago. The steamy area has an eerie atmosphere and an incredible sulfur vapor. Learn more, link in bio☝️📸 pepix_outdoorfotografie #iceland #icelandtravel #myicelandtravel #gunnuhver #reykjanes #hotsprings #geothermal #bluelagoon #steam #inspiration
- Islandia 🇮🇸 '18
- KRYSUVIK GEOTHERMAL AREA.
__________________________________
- Good views, but take a nose clip. 🤣
__________________________________
- Buenas vistas , pero llevate una pinza para la nariz.🤣
__________________________________
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Sunrise by the lake⁠
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Sunrise at Reykjanes Peninsula⁠
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Fabulous scenery and fabulous horses.

What made this moment a little less dramatic, however, was the fact that these horses were extremely gassy and kept farting with every movement they made.

Gunnuhver is a highly active geothermal area of mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Named after an angry female ghost, Gudrun, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest 400 years ago. The steamy area has an eerie atmosphere and an incredible sulfur vapor. Learn more, link in bio☝️📸 pepix_outdoorfotografie #iceland #icelandtravel #myicelandtravel #gunnuhver #reykjanes #hotsprings #geothermal #bluelagoon #steam #inspiration
- Islandia 🇮🇸 '18
- KRYSUVIK GEOTHERMAL AREA.
__________________________________
- Good views, but take a nose clip. 🤣
__________________________________
- Buenas vistas , pero llevate una pinza para la nariz.🤣
__________________________________
#160blue #iceland🇮🇸 #iceland #islandia🇮🇸 #islandia #discovericeland #visiticeland #icelandadventure #iceland_photography #krysuvik #krýsuvík #geothermal #hollydays #travel #travelblogger #naturaphotography #nature #catalanspelmon #kikearnaiz #icelandtrip
Sunrise by the lake⁠
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Just nature #iceland #islandia #krysuvik #seltun #reykjanespeninsula #reykjanes #visitreykjanes #visiticeland #postcardfromiceland #wheniniceland #trip #geothermal #breathtaking #myicelandtravel #colors #bluesky #somethingbeautiful
Sunrise at Reykjanes Peninsula⁠
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Fabulous scenery and fabulous horses.

What made this moment a little less dramatic, however, was the fact that these horses were extremely gassy and kept farting with every movement they made.

Duration
• 5 - 7 hours
Price
Taxi for 1 - 4 people
• Tour Rate = 60.000 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 10.000 ISK

Taxi for 5 - 8 people
• Tour Rate = 78.000 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 13.000 ISK
Included
• English speaking driving guide.
• Taxi Vehicle, Fuel, Road & Parking fees.
Not Included
• Admission Tickets to Museums, Bathing Areas & Activity Tours.
Payment & Cancellation
• You pay at the end of the tour (Cash or Credit).
• You can cancel whenever and without cost.

Tour Details

The Reykjanes peninsula is located on a drift zone, between two continents, the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is a unique site where you can find different elements that exist because of the drift zone: geothermal energy, lava fields, and other natural phenomena.

A 2-hour timeframe has been allocated for the Blue Lagoon on this tour. However, keep in mind that you will need to book your tickets and timeslots on the Blue Lagoons website well in advance.


Tour Highlights

Bridge Between Continents
The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.

Reykjanesviti
Reykjanesviti lighthouse on Reykjanes peninsula is an iconic historic structure. Few buildings in Iceland—or in the world—are as imposingly located. It was Iceland’s first lighthouse, and actually, there have been two versions of lighthouses with this name. The original one was built in 1878 but got severely damaged in a large earthquake that struck in 1887. The current version was built on safer ground in 1907 at Bæjarfell hill. Large steam clouds from geothermal fields at the bottom of the hill bring added drama to the surroundings.

Gunnuhver Hot Spring
The area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This happened about 400 years ago.

Blue Lagoon
A wonderful geothermal spa and a natural wonder that is located in a lava field nearby the town of Grindavík. The water's milky blue shade is due to its high silica content, that forms soft white mud on the bottom of the lake. When the silica mud gets reflected in the daylight, then the water will appear blue because of an optical illusion. The bathing here is simply fabulous and great for your skin and health. As this place is also one of the most visited attraction in the whole country, it is essential to book your ticket in advance.

Grindavik Shipwrecks
The Reykjanes coast is rugged and many ships have run aground on its rocky shore. Among the best known was the Jamestown, a sailing ship which drifted ashore in 1881, its load of precious timber providing building material for many houses in the area. The peninsula east of Grindavik has the remains of a steel-hulled vessel split in two parts by the force of the waves. It is a pity that there are not more signs erected to tell the story of these vessels and their crews. There is an information panel at Garðsskagi, which has a map of shipwreck sites and their dates. Visitors from countries whose ships were wrecked on this coast could be interested to learn more.

Krýsuvík Hot Springs
Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields, such as Seltún. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed, the soil is coloured bright yellow, red, and green hues. Sulphur deposits were mined in 1722 - 1728 and in the 19th century. German scientist Robert Bunsen visited the site in 1845 and, based on research there, proposed a hypothesis on formation of sulphuric acid in nature.

Kleifarvatn Lake
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula. It is located on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The lake has no visible water coming in or going out as most of its water comes and leaves underground. The lake can be reached via a track, and there are two areas with high temperature that can be found not far from it: Seltún/Krýsuvík and another to the east. The lake's greatest depth is 97 m. After the 2000 Iceland earthquakes, the lake began to diminish, and 20% of its surface has since disappeared.

Hot Stuff Memorial
On May 2nd 1943 a B-24 Liberator bomber in the US Air Force, Hot Stuff, crashed into the mountain Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. It was one of many aircraft accidents in Iceland during WWII but an exceptionally tragic one. As members of the plane were killed in the crash except one. The story of Hot Stuff is a remarkable one as the crew had completed 31 successful missions during the war and was the first to complete 25 missions. As a reward, Hot Stuff was chosen to tour the US to sell bonds to finance the war. The flight plan took a slide change as they were preparing to leave in England when General Frank Maxwell Andrews joined the crew. At the time General Andrews was the Commander of the European Theater of Operations. His mission, on the other hand, was to participate in critical high ranking meetings and to prepare the invasion of Normandy.  He had been selected to command the entire Allied Forces. It took the allies around 6 months to agree on a new commander. And General Eisenhower replaced General Andrews as the new Commander. And in the turmoil of events, the plane and most of the crew were all soon forgotten. Dwight D. Eisenhower later became the 34th President of the United States of America. In recent years Jim Lux from Texas made it his mission to restore the reputation of Hot Stuff and General Andrews. After working intensely for seven years with Icelandic brothers, Þorsteinn Marteinsson and Ólafur Marteinsson, owners and creators of the website stridsminjar.is, a monument was built and dedicated to honoring those on the B-24 when it crashed. The monument opened on May 3rd, 2018, 75 years after the accident. The monument it is located near Mt Fagradalsfjall, and the mountain can be seen in the background.