Reykjanes Peninsula | Blue Lagoon Tour with Lava Landscapes

Join this tour of the scenic Reykjanes peninsula surrounding Reykjavik, including geothermal hot spots, lava fields pebbled with ancient pieces of cooled lava, and whimsical fishing towns with only a few hundred residents. This tour is for anyone who wishes to explore the quiet country of Iceland and discover why it is one of the hottest places to get away at any time of year.

You’ll see the village of Eyrarbakki, from which a man named Bjarni Herjólfsson sailed in 985 C.E. He would go on to discover America after taking a wrong turn on the way to Greenland. Returning to Greenland, he told Viking explorer Leif Eriksson about his strange discovery and sold him the boat he would sail to the place he called Vinland. The rest is history!

After you’ve made your way through the town, you’ll pass the famous Strandarkirkja church. Built in the 12th century, the church was built when a group of sailors, caught in a storm, prayed to be saved and promised to build a church where they came ashore. After beholding a vision they thought was an angel, they were saved when they reached Selvogur, Iceland, and kept their vow. One of the richest churches in Iceland, people would come from all around the land in hopes of experiencing a miracle.

After taking in the divine, you’ll experience the earthly wonders of Iceland. Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver geothermal areas, full of mysterious hot pots, bubbling mud and steaming vents, before stopping at the town of Grindavík, where you can enjoy lobster soup fresh from the traps!

You’ll also be able to explore The Bridge Between the Continents, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Rift, where the two tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia don’t quite meet. You can stand with one foot on one continent and one in the other, staring into the fathomless crevasse below.

The Reykjanesviti lighthouse crowns this area of charming coastline, watching over the land since 1929.

On the way back to the city, you can choose to be dropped off at the Blue Lagoon spa, though admission to the spa is not included in this tour and must be purchased beforehand to ensure the Blue Lagoon is not at capacity.

Don’t miss out on your chance to discover an area of great beauty and historical importance, all in easy reach of the world-famous Blue Lagoon and the capital city. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Krýsuvík, Reykjanes, Grindavík
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide

  • Admission to ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Admission to the Blue Lagoon spa (must be purchased in advance)

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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