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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

1. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide. Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself. Be led by knowledgeable guides to the volcano site and be shown how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before your arrival, be the first to see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs; be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea. Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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What people are saying about Valahnúkamöl

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 75 reviews

We were delighted to see that we had David as our tour guide. He brought humour and entertainment to the day and was very informative about all the areas we went to visit. The experience itself was once in a lifetime being able to explore the natural treasures that Iceland has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed David’s “Why Not?” Stops that gave us a further experience around Iceland. I would recommend the company as well as our tour guide to anyone wishing to come to Iceland as it will give you unforgettable memories that you can cherish forever

It was a great experience however, my husband and I didn’t realize how rigorous the hiking was! Then again we are beginners so anything would probably make us breathless but it was difficult! Our guide though was so nice! The blue lagoon was surreal. The only thing I didn’t like about the lagoon is that they only have 2 changing rooms and everyone else basically changes in the locker room and so you see naked bodies all over and that took me by surprise. Other than that once you get in the lagoon it is so worth it!

We had such a great time doing this tour, it exceeded our expectations as it had so many stops we didn’t realise we were included. The guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and so friendly and he brought us to a great restaurant to have lunch. We were just going to do the blue lagoon and when I saw this tour included it and not much more in price than what we were originally going to pay for just the lagoon we jumped at the chance. Everything we did was fantastic and I would highly recommend this to everyone.

This tour was great! Arnar, our guide, was really fun and he gave information about Iceland that others don’t. The wind was very strong (126 km/h), which is why Arnar moved some activities on the schedule, hoping the wind would come down and we could go to the lava field, but the wind didn’t come down, so we had to skip it. We did still go to the blue lagoon, which was really nice. Even though we didn’t go to the lava fields, I still had the best day. Thanks!

Great tour - we saw so much and the guide was great too, with so much local knowledge. Highly recommended!