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A day at Reykjanes Geopark and The Blue Lagoon

From £218 pp

Iceland

7 hours

Private group

A day at Reykjanes Geopark and The Blue Lagoon

What You'll Do

The volcano Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula started erupting in March 2021 after being dormant for over six thousand years! It is the first active volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula for 800 years.
The geothermal area of Reykjanes is just a short drive from Reykjavík, it is a vast wilderness, where lava formations remain untouched and there are magical holes with bubbling mud and the superheated water has a rainbow of colours. 

Iceland is a volcanic island and experiences 20-30 earthquakes per day and a volcanic eruption on average every 10-15 years. Usually, the eruptions take place in remote places that are difficult to access. The active volcano in Fagradalsfjall is happening in the backyard of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, and is very easy to reach.

This trip takes you on a tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula Geopark where the eruption is taking place. Your  expert geologist guide will lead the way and explain all about volcanic activity, why and how this happens in Iceland, they will explain geology, volcanology, geothermal formations, mud pools and steaming hot springs, and you will learn about the geological history of Iceland.

You will visit Kleifarvatn Lake, a lake formed by plate tectonics and the stunning Seltun geothermal area with bubbling mud pools, steaming ground and colourful solfataras. You will see one of the hottest places in Iceland, Gunnuhver where the temperature below the surface is around 300°C! There will be a stop at the Bridge Between Continents, a footbridge over a major fissure, formed by the rifting of the two continental plates from each other. You will pass the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, the oldest one in Iceland, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, against high cliffs and black rock formations.

At the end of this exhilarating day you will enjoy a wonderful relaxing soak in the warm mineral waters of Blue Lagoon before your transfer back to Reykjavík.

The tour will start at 9am from your accommodation and last around 8 hours.

Experience
Highlights

Visit Reykjanes Peninsula Geopark with an expert guide

Experience the Seltun Geothermal Area

Relax in the soothing warm water of the Blue Lagoon

Your Local Host:

Helga

I am a geologist with a doctorate in micropaleontology, with a special emphasis on past climatic and oceanic changes. Meeting people from all over the world and sharing the beautiful nature that exists in abundance in Iceland is my passion.

Location Information

You will start and end your tour in Reykjavik, a bustling seaside city full of life and culture. On this tour you will be taken just outside the city to experience  breathtaking landscapes all formed by the natural processes of plate tectonics and experience the power of geothermal activity up close.

Start time 9am and drop off time will be around 4pm

  • Pick up from accommodation
  • Expert local geologist guide
  • Comfort entrance to the Blue (including towel, Silica mask and 1 drink)