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Blue Lagoon

A visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, the geothermal spa is a must. It is the most popular day trip included in Reykjanes day trip. Its surroundings alone is beautiful and spectacular 800 years old lava field. It is one of the world most famous attraction, an incredible experience to bath.

It is ranked as one of 12 best hot springs in the world according to Travel+Leisure

The warm water (37° C to 40° C) is a geothermal seawater which originates at 2000 meters below surface of the earth. When flowing to the earth surface due to pressure, it takes substances like silica, algae, and some minerals which are all proved to have positive impact for your skin.

The tour to the Blue Lagoon can be selected as a full day trip, a half day trip or simply as a layover destination during your stopover at Keflavik airport. All depending on your available time, and what else you like to see or explore during your time. Many other interesting places can be seen or explored in the Reykjanes surrounding, such as he geothermal site in Reykjanes, where you find the famous Gunnuhver, and beautiful lighthouse located at the coast with interesting bird watching during summer time. A short hiking tour to see the new lava in Geldingadalir volcanic eruption.

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Our standard setup for this trip is usually 5 to 7 hours. We can bespoke this tour which may take from 3 hours and up to 6 hours based on your available time, and preferences.

Keflavik International airport is situated on the southwest part of the Reykjanes peninsula. Still, most of visitors drive straight to the city without experiencing the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland. This is very interesting place seen from a geological point.  The landscape is rough and a bit alien looking.  Not much grass, but mostly lava field covered with moss.  In fact, everywhere you look, no matter in what direction, lava fields stretch to the horizon.  What we will find here are lot of high temperature geothermal activity, fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves, etc

The Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area at Reykjanes Peninsula is known as UNESCO Global Geopark 829 km2. The most famous attraction in this area is the Blue Lagoon. But in the year 2021 the volcanic eruption on the peninsula took over that role (not far away from the Blue Lagoon)

A visit to the “High temperature” Geothermal areas, you will find the famous hot spring “Gunnuhver”. Not far away we have a beautiful old lighthouse built in the year 1907. Only few hundred meters toward the coast we have Valahnúkur mountain which was formed in a volcanic eruption. Interesting geological formation having both Pillow lava, Breccia and Tuff.

High geothermal areas have several characters.  Fumaroles are common on the peninsula, and they sometimes erupt with blue grey clay splatters. The main features are diversity on colors. The clay gives a brown and white color, the Sulphur has a beautiful yellow texture, and the copper amalgamation are blue green.

The high temperature geothermal energy resources is harvested in the peninsula both by producing electricity around 175 MW and for district heating of all houses on the peninsula.  Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy.

Our standard setup for this trip is 5 hours. We can bespoke this tour which may take from 3 hours and up to 6 hours based on your available time, and preferences. If you want to include and experience the Blue lagoon in the tour then we need the whole day.

The Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland.  Since November 2015, this area at Reykjanes Peninsula is known as UNESCO Global Geopark 829 km2

The most famous attraction on the peninsula is the Blue Lagoon. If you want to learn more about the lagoon then click HERE.

Other very popular attractions today is the volcanic eruptions which started on the 19th of March when a fissure opened following frequent earthquakes the weeks before. The last eruption took place in the peninsula some 800 years ago.  Initially scientists predicted that the eruption would erupt for days and perhaps few weeks, but it was active until September or approx. 6 months. Scientists are not yet prepared to declare that the eruption is over or finished. A short hiking tours to see the new lava is still very popular among tourists. 

When taking this tour then you experiencing the beautiful magic scenery of the youngest part of Iceland. This is very interesting place seen from a geological point.  The landscape is rough and a bit alien looking.  Not much grass, but mostly lava field covered with moss.  In fact, everywhere you look, no matter in what direction, lava fields stretch to the horizon.  What we will find here are lot of high geothermal activity, Fissures, lava cracks, tectonic faults, volcanic craters, bubbling geysers, geothermal mud pools, lava fields, caves

There is a unique opportunity to see where the Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level displaying various forms of volcanic activity which has shaped this peninsula.  You will be able to see the boundaries between Europe and America, where the ocean plates drift away from each other.  You literally can walk over a bridge, between the tectonic plates dividing Europe from North America. 

By the sea, there are many places with amazing rock formation astonishing cliffs, most of them dark grey. Additionally, you may see some colonies of sea birds, black sand, and beaches.

A visit to the “High temperature” Geothermal areas, the famous hot spring “Gunnuhver”, Lighthouse if very popular. High geothermal areas have several characters.  The main features are diversity on colors. The clay gives a brown and white color, the fool’s gold seems dark grey, the Sulphur has a beautiful yellow texture, and the copper amalgamation are blue green. Fumaroles are common on the peninsula, and they sometimes erupt with blue grey clay splatters.

The high temperature geothermal energy resources is harvested in the peninsula both by producing electricity around 175 MW and for district heating of all houses on the peninsula.  Interesting development which started in the eighties utilizing the renewable and environment friendly energy.

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Reykjavik is the country capital with inhabitants of around 230.000 people if you count all the municipality around the main city.  The Viking, Ingólfur Arnarson was the first settler in Reykjavik, and in whole Iceland in the year 874.  It was not until the year 1785 that the city got its status as a trading town, with urban planning. Until that time not many people lived in the city.

The city which is the most northern capital in the world, is also among the cleanest, greenest, and safest city in the world.  Let us tailor make your Reykjavik tour based on your preferences and interest.

Whether you like to walk on foot or not, we will walk with you or drive you, and a combination of both of course. Whether you are artist lover and like to see museums, or simply walk around the old city we will guide you in the way you prefer on foot, or in driving around in a car.  There are many interesting places to see.   The most popular one is the big Church of Hallgrímur, and then it is worth visiting the sculpture museum of Asmundur Sveinson and Einar Jónsson, and the Reykjavík Art Museum.

The city pond is an iconic spot (a small shallow lake) situated in the central Reykjavik, next to the city hall (built in 1992). Many different species of birds can be seen on the lake or up to 50 types. Just to mention few then you will always see Graylag goose, Eider ducks, Mallards, Artic tern, Swans, and some seabirds. It has for a long time been popular to feed the birds with bread.

If you fancy to bath or swim in one of the many geothermal swimming pools, then that is a very good option.  The "Pearl" is a popular destination with its great view over the city, not to mention the interesting museums and restaurants inside the building with is constructed on five big geothermal tanks.

If you have limited time, and not able to travel outside Reykjavik, then we recommend including in the program a visit to “Fly over” Iceland which is a simulation tour in a helicopter over some beautiful natural wonders of Iceland.

Some like to take whale watching tour, which we can arrange if preferred.  Contact us and tell us about your interest and preferences, and we will send you a proposal.

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