The Reykjanes Peninsula - where The Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises out of the Sea

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Tour Number

Activity Level

512671


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Swedish (basic), Norwegian (basic), Icelandic (fluent), Danish (conversational), English (fluent)

Moonwalking, hissing steam vents and a stroll over The Bridge between Continents!


Reykjanes Peninsula is a UNESCO Global Geopark and part of the European and Global Geopark network. The peninsula, with its diversity of volcanic and geothermal activity, is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. We will take a leisurely stroll over The Bridge between Continents, visit Reykjanesviti which is Iceland's oldest lighthouse and pat a sculpture of the extinct Great Auk (feeding prohibited;-). Continue to Gunnuhver, an active geothermal area with bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents and go to Brimketill, an extraordinary geological feature, right at the edge of the rugged coastline. We'll stop at Seltún which is another active geothermal area and then drive to lake Kleifarvatn the third largest lake of Southern Iceland, were we should have a clear view of "The Moon", which is the area where the first astronauts to set foot on the moon, practiced their moonwalk. On our way back "home" we'll pass some wooden racks with photogenic hanging stockfish.

Itinerary

09:00 Departure
09:45 The Bridge between Continents
10:30 Reykjanesviti - The oldest lighthouse in Iceland
11:00 Gunnuhver - bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents
11:30 Brimketill - extraordinary geological feature
12:30 Seltún - another active geothermal area
13:15 Kleifarvatn - the third largest lake of Southern Iceland,
14:00 Stockfish - wooden racks
14:15 Drive home through beautiful lava fields and moss
15:00 Arrival

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Weather and traffic might have some affect on the duration time, but I always do my best to stick to the time schedule.

Transportation

I drive a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A well equipped and eco-friendly vehicle.
I can of course, if needed, organize tours for bigger groups which includes renting a bigger vehicle/bus. I do have a licence to drive them.

What’s Included

Other: - Transportation, gas, taxes and guidance.
- Pickup and drop off at accommodation in the Reykjavik area (or KEF airport).
- Use of Crampons if necessary
- Blankets if needed
- A nice surprise from my magical "Gucci-bag"

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 Icelandic kronas - This would be covering food and beverages. Bear in mind that in Iceland Credit Cards are welcome.

What’s Extra

Other: Food, beverages and personal purchase
Don't forget:
- Warm and waterproof clothes, just to be on the safe side
- Good shoes (hiking or walking shoes)
- Camera
- Smile and a happy face

Restrictions

I am not a licensed glacier guide, so if wanting to go for a "glacier-walk" I would have to hire that kind of service upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

An extremely generous, lovely yet also knowledgeable, flexible and considerate guide who was very tuned into my husband's mobility issues. Erla took into account the sights we had seen on our tour with another guide the previous day and selected new wonderful places for us to explore. She provided us with brilliant insights into Icelandic history and culture as well as Icelandic treats which were delicious and so special. We will not forget her or the treats��
Rhoda Villone

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    512671


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Swedish (basic), Norwegian (basic), Icelandic (fluent), Danish (conversational), English (fluent)

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