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Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Hiking Tour

1. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Hiking Tour

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. After a period on calm following eruption in 2012 and 2022, the Reykjanes Peninsula has awoken once more. In mid-July, a new volcano at Litli Hrutur erupted spewing lava and smoke over a vast area. Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Walk past the eruption site Meradalir and Fagraadalsfjall Volcano areas to see the new lava fields. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, The Bridge between Continents, and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Lace up your hiking boots and begin the long walk towards Litli Hrutur, north of Meradalir. Please note that the hike is of moderate to hard difficulty and takes around 2 hours each way. But please note that the route we take can vary depending on conditions on the day. We will always take you to the safest viewing point. This is a good moment to eat your packed lunch. Drive the Reykjanes Peninsula, where volcanoes have shaped the area, with immense ancient lava fields now covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breathe in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the oldest lighthouse in Iceland Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge. Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.

Reykjanes Peninsula : Private Guided Day Tour

2. Reykjanes Peninsula : Private Guided Day Tour

With a private day tour, you can explore all that this area has to offer in the comfort and privacy of your own group. You will explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is home to some of the most unique geological formations in Iceland. Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Join us on a private day tour of Reykjanesbaer and discover some of Iceland's most stunning natural attractions. Our first stop on the tour is the Bridge between Continents, where you can stand with one foot on the North American tectonic plate and the other on the Eurasian plate! This unique geological feature is a must-see for any visitor to Iceland. Next up, we'll head over to Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where you can witness the raw power of Iceland's geothermal activity. You'll be amazed by the bubbling mud pools and steam vents that surround you. We'll then make our way to Reykjanes Lighthouse, where you'll have the opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the ocean and nearby cliffs. The lighthouse itself is a beautiful and historic structure, and you'll learn about its fascinating history as we explore the area. After that, we'll visit Karlinn, a stunning volcanic crater that offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. It's a perfect spot for photos and to take in the natural beauty of Iceland. Our next stop is Seltún Geothermal Area, where you'll experience the full power of Iceland's geothermal activity. The area is filled with bubbling mud pools, steam vents, and colorful mineral deposits. It's a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Finally, we'll end our tour at Kleifarvatn, a beautiful lake surrounded by rugged volcanic terrain. You'll have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk along the shore and take in the stunning views. This private day tour of Reykjanesbaer is the perfect way to experience Iceland's incredible natural beauty. Our experienced guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, and you'll leave with memories that will last a lifetime Here are 5 Factors why should you book with us Exclusive access to hidden gems: Our private day tours of Reykjanebaer give you exclusive access to hidden gems that are not accessible to the general public. Personalized itinerary: We tailor our tours to your interests, allowing you to experience the local culture and natural wonders at your own pace. Expert local guide: Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about Reykjanebaer and can provide you with insider information and insights that you won't find in guidebooks. Comfortable and convenient transportation: Our tours include comfortable and convenient transportation, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery without worrying about driving or parking. Unforgettable memories: Our private day tours of Reykjanebaer are designed to create unforgettable memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Private Reykjanes Tour

3. Private Reykjanes Tour

Your private driver-guide will pick you up from the place of your accommodation at 9AM. (Pick up is scheduled at 10AM in the winter time) Your journey will begin with visititng beautiful Kleifarvatn lake. View from several view points of the lake is gorgeous, on the clear day water is mirror-like. The story says that a monster in the shape of a worm and size of a medium sized whale lives in the lake. Soon after you will make your way to Seltun Geothermal Area. Seltún has many mudpots and fumaroles, and minerals deposited from geothermal solutions provide colorful sediments. Further the journey will take you to the Brimketill Lava Rock Pool where by the legend trolls are taking bath sometimes. Next stop in the itinerary is the Gunnuhver Hot Springs The mud pools and steam, vents in south-west Reykjanes. Steaming of the ground at Reykjanes increased markedly as a consequence of a pressure drawdown in the geothermal reservoir upon the start of production from the reservoir in 2006. Close by stays gorgeous fully working Reykjanes Lighthouse. The lava-scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on one of the world's major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge. According to the continental drift theory the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are continuously drifting apart with great forces under the gaping rifts. Bridge between continents will be the last stop on this tour. After you have had an amazing tour in Reykjanes your driver-guide will drive you back to your accommodation. On this tour you will stop for the lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The duration of this tour is 6-7 hours.

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What people are saying about Gunnuhver Hot Springs

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4.6
(328 reviews)

Part of the tour got cancelled because of what is going on in Grindavik but Bus Tours Iceland offered an alternative which was similar and we still managed to do part of the Reykjanes hiking tour. Dave and Ragnar were great guides and despite the changes, they still made the tour very enjoyable while taking our safety into consideration. I enjoyed the commentary on the various places we went to and learnt a lot about Iceland and the Reykjanes Peninsula. The hike, while shorter than originally planned, still included seeing the lava fields and seeing the eruption sites (from a distance) and while challenging due to the high winds and mud, was definitely worth it to see the views. Also, thank you Jeff for being a great mascot.

Part of the tour had to be cancelled due to the eruption the week before but the guide and the remaining part of the tour were excellent. Karol and Ragnar were great, funny and entertaining whilst giving lots of interesting information. The hike up to the lava field required a reasonable level of fitness and some decent boots. The tour provided crampons but we didn’t actually need them. All in all a great experience for a family with two teenagers.

It was a great trek to see the recent volcanoes that had erupted. There should be more guides to do each of the routes available on the tour, as some people would like to walk all of it. I would have liked to have done the furtherest route.

Fantastic tour with fantastic guides. While there was no active eruption, the sights are still stunning. Probably our favorite thing we did while in Iceland.

Dave and Ragnar were excellent guides. Informative and funny. We had a great adventure with them and well worth the money