Reykjanes Safari Super-Jeep Tour
The Reykjavik Int. Airport (KEF) is at the tip of Reykjanes peninsula so it‘s the area you first see when visiting Iceland. Most drive the highway straight to Reykjavik but there is so much to see and explore there.
Reykjanes with all its volcanoes and different lava formations, gives you a good idea why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin came to Iceland to practice their moonwalk. Our adventure is not quite as extreme but still very extraterrestrial. You might call this a “hot” tour since we experience geothermal power, blowing steam, hot springs and endless lava before perhaps adding a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon*
This tour can easily be combined with a pick up or drop off at KEF airport on your arrival or departure day – or we can start and end in Reykjavik.
Enjoy a great geological exploration in the lunar-like landscape of Reykjanes in a great day tour – it‘s is a great way to make the most of your arrival or departure day, see very different landscape and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
* Blue Lagoon gets fully booked most days so better to book sooner than later
Itinerary for the Reykjanes Safari
Like all our tours, it‘s private tour, often done on an arrival or departure day, so we almost always adjust the itinerary a bit. The order is reversed if we start at KEF airport vs when we start in Reykjavik.
- A) Starting in Reykjavik and ending in KEF airport
We start by going driving up to the geothermal area around Hengill volcano and explore the area around the geothermal power plant. Next we drive through the lava fields to see we see how Icelanders still dry fish in the lava field just outside of the capital area – even if it’s just a few miles from the city, it still the middle of nowhere. A few minutes later we are again away from all city lights in a volcanic lunar-like landscape which is vast, barren and deserted with many volcanoes and endless lava. We are in fact driving right where the tectonic plates meet; the Eurasia-plate and the North America-plate. This is the reason why the Reykjanes Peninsula is so volcanic. We make our way along the scenic back roads to Lake Kleifarvatn, a secluded mountain lake with black sanded beaches. At Seltun in Krysuvik we will explore a large geothermal area with many hot springs, boiling mud pools and blowing steamvents. Some journalists have said this are to be more fascinating than the more famous Geysir area. There are certainly fewer people and it is a strange and colorful world. In the spring it’s worthwhile to take a look at the Atlantic Ocean from the sea cliffs at Krysuvik which is brimming with sea birds. Later in the afternoon we go by the back roads to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak before we drop you off in time for your afternoon flight back home.
- B) Starting in KEF airport and ending in Reykjavik
Our driver-guide will be waiting for you as soon as you clear customs at the airport and your Iceland adventure starts right away. We start by driving to the Bridge between Continents, which as the name indicates is where the Eur-Asian tectonic plate meets the North American plate. From there we drive to Gunnuhver, a fascinating geothermal area with an interesting troll-story. Next we drive to the Blue Lagoon where you can enjoy a relaxing soak and perhaps have some lunch.
Instead of taking the highway to Reykjavik, we drive the scenic back roads, through the lava fields and explore this lunar landscape. We visit Seltun in Krysuvik, a colorful geothermal area and lake Kleifarvatn with it’s black beaches. If you are up for a bit more adventure we might venture into a lava tube cave – or just take a short peak into the entrance if you prefer. Sometimes we pay a visit to the president’s house on the way into Reykjavik before dropping you off at your hotel.
Blue Lagoon (optional)
Geothermal areas of Krysuvik and Gunnuhver
Bridge between Continents
Lava, lava and more lava
Volcanoes and craters
Black sand beach at Lake Kleifarvatn
FAQ for Iceland
Q: Why do you recommend to connect the tour with the airport?
A: Keflavik International Airport is situated on Reykjanes peninsula and thus it is perfect, comfortable and less expensive to combine the tour with an airport transfer before your departure or after your arrival.
Q: Is it reasonable to include the Blue Lagoon on this tour?
A: If you wish to visit the Blue Lagoon – this tour is an ideal option for that. The Blue Lagoon is situated on Reykjanes peninsula, in about 20 minutes from Keflavik international Airport, so you can take a relaxing soak at the lagoon after your flight or before your departure and would not need to pay for an additional transportation to the Blue Lagoon.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@IcelandPrivateTours.is
– Private SUV tour for 1-5 persons,
ISK 135000 total
– Private Super-Truck for 5-9 persons,
ISK 198800 total
Available: All year
Duration: 5-8 hours
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