VOLCANIC WONDERS OF THE REYKJANES PENINSULA
A day with Lava Caving, Hot Springs, Boiling MudPools and Volcanic Landscapes Being located on a drift zone between the continents of the North American and the Eurasian plates.
The Reykjanes Peninsula beholds some of the most interesting geological wonders in Iceland.
We start our day with a caving adventure where we explore the fascinating underground in one of the many caves in the lava fields just out of the city limits. Next we enjoy views over Lake Kleifarvatn where windblown palagonite and petrified troll formations catch the eye.
It has been claimed that mystical creatures live in the lake but many also know it from the famous crime novel written by Arnaldur Indriðason. A short drive from Lake Kleifarvatn lies Seltún, with its boiling mud pools and colorful steaming landscapes.
As we drive along the Reykjanes peninsula you can´t escape the views of the roaring Atlantic Ocean, endless lava fields and volcano craters. Passing Grindavík we make our way to Gunnuhver, Iceland´s largest mud pool.
A stop by the coastline of Reykjanesviti lighthouse is a must, before we visit the bridge between continents on our way back to the city. This impressive day tour is packed with geological wonders that will surely leave its mark on your Iceland memories.
Transport, guiding services, helmets and headlamp for caving
What do I need to bring?
Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. Lunch. Lunch can also be bought on the way.