Reykjanes Peninsula Hidden Wonders

Explore Iceland´s most powerful area

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Price from 9.990 ISK

Difficulty Easy
Availability All year
Duration 8 hours. Departure at 9 AM

Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula

Get to know the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark which includes a visit to the ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Hellisheiði geothermal power plant, the geothermal areas in Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver. We will also explore the dramatic coastline and a shipwreck near the small fishing village Grindavík.

Tour set up;

About 30 minutes away from Reykjavík, we will stop at the ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition (admission included), where we get to explore the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland.

Following the visit there, we will stop at Strandakirkja, a small church by the coast. There has a been a church in the area since the 12th century, but the one standing now is much younger. The church was built after a young farmer was in danger of crashing into the rocks by the shore. He prayed to God and promised if he survived, he would build a church if he would survive the storm. A glowing angel appeared at the stem of the boat and directed him safely to safety.

The geothermal area of Krýsuvík includes solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs and sulfur was mined there early in the 18th century and then again in the 19th century. Gunnuhver is one of Iceland ´s majestic mud geyser in Iceland, about 20 meters wide.

Grindavík, the small fishing village with about 3000 inhabitants, has a long history, including when pirates from Morocco and Algeria arrived in the 17th century and took fifteen residents to sell as slaves. The reefs near the town can be very difficult to navigate, and many ships have crashed on land. We will see one shipwreck on this tour and see how ruthless the ocean can be.

Additionally, we will take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse and “The Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, we will get a feeling of the life and power of this beautiful peninsula.

Good to know;

Those who have pre-booked tickets to the Blue Lagoon after the tour are dropped off there. We recommend the 17:00 admission.

You can book your Blue Lagoon tickets here

Please dress according to weather

 

Tour highlights

ON Geothermal Energy Exibition

Strandakirkja Church

Krysuvik Geothermal Area

Grindavik

The "bridge between continents"

The Blue Lagoon (admission not included)

What's included

Guided tour in english

Bus fare

Admission to ON Geothermal Energy Exibition

Pick up that starts 30 min prior to departure

Discount for teenagers - Children under 11 years old travel for free

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