Season: All year round, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Duration: 6,5 hours
What can you expect to see on this Reykjanes Geopark tour? Included in the UNESCO Global Geopark, Reykjanes is truly a gem. This crucible of geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements is hidden in plain sight. It is a welcome sign to many tourists who come and visit Iceland by plane and, as such, Reykjanes has often been unjustly overlooked…until now.
We will start our Reykjanes Geopark tour by visiting two beautiful lakes: Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn. Both of them being spectacular places to be captured on photos and for everyone to enjoy. Have we mentioned there are rumors of odd creatures hiding in their depths? Prepare to be amazed when facing multi-colored hills of Krysuvik, before continuing your way to Gunnuhver – a geothermal area of mud pools with a ghost story embedded in its past.
You will take a refreshment stop in a fishing town Grindavík and after that, you will head out to lava cliffs Brimketill. The wild ocean waves carved a small “pool” into the edge of the cliffs. The waves are very wild there even in relatively calm weather. But the worse the weather the more exciting the experience. Be aware of the breaking waves otherwise, you might get wet.
For those of you interested in wildlife, you will have the chance to see many different types of birds when standing on the cliffs of Valahnukar. If your interest lies more in urban development, you will get to see Iceland’s oldest and most popular lighthouse – Reykjanesviti.
The highlight of the tour is walking between the two continental plates, crossing over the famous “Bridge between the continents”.
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All departures require a minimum of 4 participants in order to operate. Gateway to Iceland reserves the right to change the itinerary, as well as delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
Winter version: in case there is a heavy snow fall in winter, it can happen that the road along Kleifarvatn, Krýsuvík and Grænavatn is closed. In that case, other additional stops will be included.