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From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

1. From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to Fagradalsfjall 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. Hike to the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Merdalir Volcanoes in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava descending from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. End your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

2. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Meradalir Volcano and go for a guided hike to see the new lava fields. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge, and the 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. Put on your high-quality hiking gear and set off towards Geldingadalur Valley to see the steaming, cooling lava fields formed by the recent eruption at Merdalir. The volcano erupted for much of August 2022, but has stopped for now. Please note that the hike is of moderate difficulty and takes 1.5-2 hours each way. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the immense lava fields surrounding the new crater. Drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos have shaped the area which is covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breath in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the the oldest lighthouse in Iceland at 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: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

3. Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes. Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field. Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

4. From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

Leave Reykjavik behind and set off for an exciting hike up an active volcano on this daytime tour. See the Geldingadalur Volcano which last erupted in 2021 and Meradalir Volcano which last erupted in August 2022. Explore the volcanic landscape before relaxing in warm geothermal waters. Depart from Reykjavik City Center and begin the journey by admiring boiling mud pools and colorful landscape at Seltún Geothermal area. Travel to the start of the hiking route and hike the most convenient way to witness the newly formed lava field. After the hike to the Volcano, head to the bridge between continents, where you get the chance to walk between the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate. After an exciting day exploring the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula travel back to Reykjavik to relax in the warm geothermal waters of the Sky Lagoon, admire the ocean views from their infinity pool, and experience the included 7-Step Spa Ritual.

Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

5. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

In the first half of this experience, take guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. The volcano was erupting for a period of 6 months and leaves a dramatic new lava field. Reykjanes Geopark offers dramatic views everywhere you look with endless ancient lava fields, the roaring Atlantic Ocean, colorful geothermal areas, and beautiful mountain views. After a hike around the volcano and sightseeing, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a silica mud mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to witness the newly formed crater in Geldingadalir and the Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Geopark, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Geopark Small-Group Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Geopark Small-Group Tour

Discover Iceland's "melting pot" where geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements can all be found on this small-group half-day tour. After being picked up in downtown Reykjavík, travel by minibus to the peninsula. Before long, the beautiful Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn lakes will appear in front of you. Have your cameras ready to frame the unique beauty of these Icelandic scenes, both here and when you arrive at the Krysuvik geothermal area. Visit Reykjanesviti lighthouse where you can spot various bird species or simply enjoy the Atlantic ocean.  The tour is perfect if you want to experience the rugged beauty of Iceland before boarding your flight. The bus will be make an optional drop-off at Keflavik International Airport as well as the Blue Lagoon. Expect to return to Reykjavik by around 3:30 PM.

From Reykjavik: ATV Ride and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer

7. From Reykjavik: ATV Ride and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer

Connect with the awe-striking natural landscapes of Iceland on this excursion from Reykjavik. Get your heart pumping with an ATV tour through the mountains and soak in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Indulge in a cleansing silica mask and a drink at the in-water bar.  Be picked up near your accommodation in downtown Reykjavik and relax on the drive to the ATV base camp. Get suited up with a helmet, gloves, and a ski mask. Listen to a short tutorial on driving the ATV before hitting the road and you're ready for your adventure. Feel your heart racing as you drive by stunning destinations like Hafrawater Lake and Reykjavik Peak. Take in sweeping views of the city of Reykjavik, Faxaflói Bay, and the Reykjanes Peninsula. Afterward, hop aboard a spacious bus for the transfer to the Blue Lagoon.  Melt away your stress with a dip in the world-famous thermal baths, nestled in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Treat your skin to a silica mask and sip on a drink at the bar. Stay as long as you like, with several scheduled buses traveling back to Reykjavik. 

Hvammsvik Hot Spring with Transportation

8. Hvammsvik Hot Spring with Transportation

We will then head out of the capital area into the valley of Mosfellsdalur which is a lush and scenic lowland that, despite sitting very close to the capital, is often forgotten by the locals. The picturesque valley is the perfect countryside getaway, where travelers can enjoy golfing, horse riding, sightseeing or hiking. Next up is Mosfellsheiði where you experience an extensive moorland area between the Mosfellssveit district and the lake Þingvallavatn. A shield–volcano from a warm period of the ice age, covered by basalt lava, some of which also reached the Reykjavík area. Are you a fan of Game of Thrones ? Þórufoss is next up, The waterfall makes up part of the 25 km (16 mi) river Laxá í Kjós which renowned for its healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The waterfall is less famous than its counterparts around the country and thus is not overly signposted. Þórufoss is known to freeze over in the winter time. The waterfall was also used as a shooting location for HBO's Game of Thrones as the home of the Children of the Forest. Next up is Hvalfjordur where the landscape is varied and beautiful, with wide areas of flat land along majestic mountains, green vegetation in summer and beaches cut with creeks. In Hvalfjordur you find the beautiful bay called Hvammsvik, which offers eight natural hot springs of various temperatures on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The temperatures of the pools vary from ocean temperatures (around 10 °C) to even 42 °C in some natural hot springs. There’s also a steam bath and outdoor showers located within the complex. Hvammsvik also offers their legendary seafood soup and drinks. Since hot springs are situated on the Atlantic Ocean, the water level changes depending on the time of the day. This provides you with a unique and ever-changing experience. After the quality time and relaxation in the hot spring, our driver takes you back to your drop off location.

From Reykjavik: Private Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

9. From Reykjavik: Private Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

Experience the Reykjanes Peninsula on a guided day tour and explore the natural beauty of the area in one day. Leave Reykjavik and travel to geothermal springs, a fishing village, and sea cliffs with an optional Blue Lagoon Spa trip. Start the trip with pickup in Reykjavik, and travel approximately 30 minutes to Kleifarvatn, a remarkable and beautiful geothermal area. Snap some beautiful photos driving along the lake and up to Seltun, another geothermal area. Admire the steam and mud hot springs and a hot stream at Seltun, before continuing west on Reykjaneshraun to arrive at the fishing town of Grindavík. Visit the bridge between continents, Reykjanes town, and the sea cliffs, and stop at Gunnuhver, another geothermal area. The last stop, if you choose the option, is the Blue Lagoon Spa, where you can relax and unwind.

From Reykjavik: Day Trip to Glymur and Hvammsvik Hot Springs

10. From Reykjavik: Day Trip to Glymur and Hvammsvik Hot Springs

Only accessible by hiking, the second-tallest waterfall Glymur is an amazing and rewarding location to visit in Iceland. The hiking path leading to the waterfall offers fabulous views of the surrounding landscape of Hvalfjordur which is widely known as one of the most beautiful locations in this part of Iceland. The trail includes many fun challenges of crossing the river, walking through a cave and steep at parts, but they only make reaching the top more gratifying. During the drive to Glymur you will be able to admire views of often overlooked but stunning Mosfellsdalur valley, lush and scenic lowland. We will also drive by Mosfellheiði, an extensive moorland area between the Mosfellssveit district and the lake Þingvallavatn. A shield–volcano from a warm period of the ice age, covered by basalt lava, some of which also reached the Reykjavík area. Glymur will not be the only waterfall visited, we will make a quick stop at Þórufoss waterfall, which was future in the Game of Thrones! We highly recommend adding a visit to the hot spring to experience the area to its fullest. Located in the heart of untouched nature of Hvalfjörður, Hvammsvik Hot Springs is one of the most unique baths in Iceland. You can soak in one of eight pools filled with fusion of hot geothermal water and cold ocean water, or dive directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Trust us, relaxing in hot water surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes is the perfect reward for finishing the hike! Hike details: Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles) Duration of the hike: Difficulty: Moderate The trail gets steep at some parts and follow high cliff, so it is not suitable for people with fear of heights. Please note that safety is always our priority. The hike requires moderate fitness level as well as proper footwear and clothing. Our guides have a right to refuse to let you join the tour if you are not wearing suitable shoes or clothes.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Great tour. Would recommend even I think we could do it on our own as we had car. But we really enjoyed. The hike could be longer as it was only 2 hours all together not 4 as advertised. The driver and tour guide were friendly and even we stuck in the snow they had to put big effort to get the bus back on the road. They keep us safe and comfortable. Well done. Over all great communication and organisation.

The guided walk into the lava fields was spectacular in every sense. The guide was informative and helpful during the walk and bus trip. Our experience included a stay at the blue lagoon, which was a perfect end to the day. Highly recommend this to anyone who is wanting to get out of the city and explore southern part of Iceland.

Truly amazing excursion! 12 km (round trip) to reach the main crater. A "lunar" scenario that is worth the effort. The guide Agnes is fantastic, prepared and always ready to give you energy. The added value of the excursion.

The hike was exhilarating and the guide was great: he clearly enjoys his work! The deep, fresh snow made everything beautiful. My family found the Blue Lagoon to be the perfect way to rest after so much exercise in the cold and wind.

Great hike, recommend you seriously follow the instructions provided by the organizer. Saw a few folks not dressed properly and that adds to a negative experience. Bring cleats if you have them as it will help, but not neccessary.