The Reykjanes peninsula is actually the first thing you see when you arrive in Iceland. It is the location of the international airport in Keflavík and the Blue Lagoon, but it has so much more to offer to travellers. Black beaches, massive bird cliffs, continental plate rifts, geothermal hot spots and lava tubes all dot this astounding Geopark in South Iceland.
We will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjanes and take the way to the Geopark. You will drive through lava fields and rugged mountainscapes on your way to Brimketill lava rock pool. When the ocean is feeling temperamental, you will see the waves crash up through the hole, splashing salty sea water all over the deck.
The Gunnuhver geothermal area is next, with all the array of stunning geothermal colours you can think of: red, yellow, green, grey, brown and even pink. The hot water is used to heat housing for local settlements in the area and is harvested for its energy all over the peninsula.
The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates drift apart every year, little by little, and you can clearly see this in select places in Iceland, such as Þingvellir National Park. At Reykjanes, however, they have built a bridge over the rift, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll from Europe to America.
The peninsula is furthermore dotted with ancient fishing villages which you will have the chance to visit. And where there are harbours, there are lighthouses. Garðskagaviti lighthouse is a fantastic photo opportunity and well worth visiting for an authentic glimpse into Iceland's seafaring past.
After sightseeing these fantastic sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula to finish the trip at Gardskagi - visiting the local Museum and climbing to the top of the highest Lighthouse in Iceland.
Don't miss this trip.
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Reykjanes area------1,500 ISK