Adventure Travel in Iceland

Reykjanes peninsula

Reykjanes peninsula

Iceland is located on the border of two tectonic plates and Reykjanes peninsula is one of the places where you can see the border between continents. This tour has it all: volcanic caves and lava fields, black sand beaches, geothermal areas, basalt columns and a bridge between continents.

 

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel or designated bus stop downtown and we will head towards Bláfjöll or Blue Mountains, just 30 minutes from Reykjavik. We will put on helmets and after just a 5 minute walk we will enter an underground world. Leiðarendi is one of many volcanic caves in Iceland. It was formed during an eruption, when a river of lava flowed through the terrain and the ceiling cooled down faster than the inside, around 2000 years ago. The name means “End of the road” and it is a 900 meters circular tunnel. Inside we can find amazing rock formations such as stalagmites and stalactites. Walk through the cave takes about an hour and leads through narrow tunnels at parts, where crawling is necessary. Your guide will explain the geology and history of this amazing place. We will spend about an hour underground and afterwards we will head towards the geothermal area Seltún, a part of a much bigger geothermal area Krýsuvík. On our way there we will stop at the viewpoint next to the beautiful lake Kleifarvatn – the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula. Our next stop is the Gunnuhver geothermal area, with a beautiful view. You can take a short hike to the lighthouse at Reykjanesviti and further towards the coast, where you can admire amazing sea cliffs and Eldey island on the horizon. Our last  stop will be a bridge between continents. You will have a unique experience of walking between two continental tectonic plates. From there we will head back to Reykjavik, where your guide will drop you off to your hotels.