Reykjanes Peninsula
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Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

1. Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area — many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

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Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

2. 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.

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Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

3. 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.

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Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

4. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

Throughout your tour, you will stop at all the main places in the Golden Circle, starting in the national park of Thingvellir, the location where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart. From there, you will head up to the one and only Gullfoss Waterfall, before you stop for lunch in the Geysir area. Following this, you will head straight up to the Reykjanes Peninsula where your first stop will be at the Blue Lagoon. Once at the lagoon, those that have tickets for the 3:00PM-4:00PM slot will be able to enter the lagoon for 2-3 hours. Meanwhile, others will be taken on a sightseeing tour of this spectacular area. Your first stop will be to the lava rock pool Brimketill. Following a short stop there, you will go to the mud pools at Gunnuhver and the area around Reykjanesviti. If you have time, you will later drive towards the "Bridge Between Continents", before picking up those that visited the Blue Lagoon. You should later arrive to Reykjavík at around 7:00PM.

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Keflavik: Highlights Walking Tour

5. 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.

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Reykjanesbær: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

6. 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 Reykjanes Peninsula

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Our trip was absolutely fantastic. Both of our tour guides were so enthusiastic and took out their time to show us the amazing views and sights. They even dug into the ground to show us red hot lava! Amazing trip, with amazing hosts… one not to be missed!

It was great the guide was good. I wish I saw some red flowing lava but it’s okay it’s not the guide’s fault. He good a good care about us. And show us cool places. Thank you

The guide was great. He said a lot of interesting things about Iceland and was super entertaining on the way to the individual hotspots.

The Ice-man was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great day and one to remember for a long time to come.

Very interesting experience and super recommended. It's safe and the guide is very friendly.