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Reykjanes Peninsula

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Keflavik Airport & Reykjavik Hotels: Economy Bus Transfer

1. Keflavik Airport & Reykjavik Hotels: Economy Bus Transfer

Relax on your holiday using a cost effective and efficient transfer, with professional and friendly drivers. With a fixed schedule coach transfer between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík bus Terminal, this is the easiest way to get about. This transfer between Reykjavík Terminal and Keflavík Airport takes approximately 45 minutes and all you have to do is sit back and relax. Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, locate the service desk outside the arrivals hall, and board your bus right in front of the airport. Buses are on time and depart according to the schedule in connection with every arriving passenger flight. When departing from Reykjavík, make your way to the easy-to-find Reykjavík bus terminal, or conveniently located bus stops in Kópavogur.  For an extra fee, add a hotel connection to your booking to get dropped off or picked-up at your accommodation or nearest bus stop. 

From Reykjavik or Keflavik: Blue Lagoon Transport

2. From Reykjavik or Keflavik: Blue Lagoon Transport

Relax and enjoy comfortable transport to the famous Blue Lagoon from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, or the international airport in Keflavík. The transfer from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon includes a free bus connection to your hotel, guesthouse, or nearest bus stop. If you’re traveling onwards to Keflavík International Airport, be aware that the trip from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavík takes approximately 20 minutes. Please note that you have to book each leg separately, i.e. from Keflavik International Airport to Blue Lagoon (one leg) and Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik (one leg).

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

3. From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Visit the young lavafields of the Fagradalsfjall volcano with a geologist/volcanologist on this guided hike from Reykjavík. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field. Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place. Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below. Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula. (Pick up and drop off depends on the booking option. PLEASE NOTICE: This hike doesn't go to the eruption side north of Grindavik, these area is not open hiking. The hike will be outside of any hazard zones or restricted areas. The last eruption at Fagradalsfjall ended in August 2023. Volcanic activity can change daily and the view on red glowing lava is not guaranteed. The tour can be cancelled with short noticed, because of bad weather conditions, road closures or dangerous volcanic activity.

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

4. Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

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. Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Recently a new eruption has begun at Litli Hrutur, transforming this once quiet region even more. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir, and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some lava flowing. Bring snacks and water along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. The hike to a good viewing point of the eruption takes around 2 hours+/-. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area, many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

Reykjavik: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to the Blue Lagoon

5. Reykjavik: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to the Blue Lagoon

Start your journey from Reykjavik's centrally-located BSI Bus Terminal. The drive from Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon takes approximately 50 minutes and promises to impress: along the way, marvel at the beautiful lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula. Once at the Blue Lagoon, relax in milky-blue waters with temperatures of around 100 degrees, at your leisure. When you have enjoyed everything that the Blue Lagoon has to offer, hop on the comfortable bus back to Reykjavik (50-minute drive) or to Keflavík International Airport (20-minute drive)* for your afternoon flight. The transfer to the Blue Lagoon operates according to a set timetable. • From Reykjavík to Blue Lagoon - 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM • From Blue Lagoon to Reykjavík - 1:15 PM; 2:15 PM; 4:15 PM; 6:15 PM; 8:15 PM • From Blue Lagoon to Keflavik Airport - 2:00 PM only

From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Area Helicopter Tour

6. From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Area Helicopter Tour

New Volcano erupted in an uninhabited area on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula but its not active now. A volcano erupted about 19 miles (30 km) from Iceland’s city, Reykjavik. This is the third time in the last two years that this area has seen an eruption. This eruption brings both amazing natural events and worries for the people who live nearby. Let us find out more about what is going on with this volcano. Only five or six seats per craft will be available, ensuring a spectacular perspective and an intimate interaction with the volcano. Please remember that eruptions are a natural occurrence that may or may not be active during your visit. Before this eruption, the Reykjanes peninsula witnessed such eruptions in the 14th century AD. More Interestingly, some 50000 earthquake jolts have taken place following this eruption. It is a catastrophic scenario in the area. The experts of seismology maintain that this volcanic eruption is no less than a surprise. A major benefit of a flying tour like this one is that you will be able to obtain the best view, away from the masses who have come here on foot, giving you a much more intimate experience while enjoying the best view. Remember our Helicopter tour will not provide you with landing at the site just to ensure the safety of our passengers. You’ll get some beautiful views of the environment surrounding Iceland’s capital as you loop around to the Reykjanes Peninsula, including the verdant Mount Esja and dazzling Faxafloi Bay. The total duration of the tour is approx. 35-50 minutes. Showing you the simmering crater, flowing lava stream, and the extensive lava field. We feel our passengers will get the best experience inside our helicopter. Be sure that our company is supposed to show you the lava scenes during this Icelandic helicopter tour. If the natural occurrence of lava does not take place during our flight, we are not responsible to carry on another flight or assume a new schedule. All of our flights are weather-dependent, and we must follow the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s rules and regulations to make our Icelandic helicopter tour for volcanoes secure.

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Hiking Tour

7. 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.

Reykjavik: Private Transfer to/from Keflavík Airport

8. Reykjavik: Private Transfer to/from Keflavík Airport

Book a reliable and convenient transfer between your accommodation in Reykjavik and Keflavík International Airport. Travel in a private car with a professional driver and benefit from free WiFi on board. Meet your driver and hop into a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, sit back and relax as your driver navigates the Icelandic roads, taking you to your destination without any hassle. Choose to book a one-way transfer to or from the airport, or opt for the round-trip option for ultimate convenience. 

From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

9. From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

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. Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to the erupting volcano at Litli Hrutur volcano on this day trip from Reykjavík. Have the option to select pickup and drop-off. Unwind after your hike with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and a complimentary drink. Start your adventure with a pickup in Reykjavík and head towards the Reykanes Peninsula. Peer out of the window to a landscape of mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, fishing villages, breathtaking coastal features, and mountain lakes. Explore hot springs and the black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. In July 2023, a new volcanic fissure opened in the hills of Reykjanes. Hike past to the 2021 eruption site at Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. The hike takes about 2 hours each way on generally flat terrain. You won´t regret the effort though as you are rewarded with a stunning display of natural force. Witness newly formed lava descending from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. After the unforgettable experience, hike back down the valley once more. Your bones might be weary so ending your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon is the perfect medicine. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

Reykjavik/Keflavik: Blue Lagoon Private Transfer

10. Reykjavik/Keflavik: Blue Lagoon Private Transfer

Indulge in a stress-free transfer to the renowned Blue Lagoon from either Reykjavík, Iceland's capital, or Keflavik International Airport, with comfortable and relaxing travel guaranteed. In case you're headed to Keflavik International Airport, keep in mind that the journey from the Blue Lagoon takes around 20 minutes. Please note that you need to reserve each segment separately - one for the transfer from Keflavik International Airport to Blue Lagoon and another for the transfer from Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik.

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Our guide Giuseppe was incredible! You could see that he is very passionate of his work and makes the tour very interesting with all the information and fun facts he knows. We were lucky to see some lava from the crater and also walk and had lunch in an actual lava field. We also could feel the warmth between the cracks in the lava field. We are very happy with this experience and we totally recommend. Grazie Giuseppe! We will not forget this day!!

Our Guide Giuseppe was very enthusiastic and so it was easy and fun listening to him while we walked through the volcano landscape. Absolute recommendation!!

This was a once in a lifetime trip made even better by Guisseppe our guide. It was amazing to hike among the lava flows and see the crater light up.

Very well organised, and the staff were amazing willing to help and make your trip easy.

Punctuality, cleanliness of the vehicle and the condition of the vehicle. All very well