The Reykjanes Peninsula Adventure
Located on the southwest corner of Iceland, the Reykjanes peninsula is a geothermal wonder, where lighthouses outnumber villages. As a matter of fact, the Reykjanes Peninsula is where you will first touchdown in Iceland as the main airport is located on it.
One of the highlights of the Reykjanes Peninsula is the recent volcanic eruptions near the Fagradalsfjall mountain. Having been dormant since the 12th century, the area saw two recent eruptions, one in 2021 and another in August of 2022, just ten months after the first one finished. We have the option of taking a short hike to where the lava field is. Although not as big as the eruption in the 12th century, when molten lava reached the north and south coasts of the peninsula playing a massive role in the formation and look of the area, the recent eruptions were thankfully smaller and isolated and away from any infrastructure.
The Reykjanes Peninsula has several high-temperature geothermal areas, three of which have been harnessed to generate electricity.
Nowhere on Earth is the junction in the Earth's crust between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates as clearly visible as on the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is a veritable hotbed for recreational activities. The dramatic, rugged landscape features volcanic craters, caves, lava fields, geothermal waters, and hot springs, in addition to a variety of restaurants, museums, churches, lighthouses, and festivals.
- Pick up time at hotel: 0800-0830 a.m.
- Time frame – approximately 4-5 hours
- Optional activities include: ATV´s, Inside the Volcano and the Blue Lagoon
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