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REYKJANES PENINSULA | OFF-ROAD | PRIVATE DEFENDER TOUR | PHOTOGRAPHER INCLUDED

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  • ~6h
  • max 4 pax
  • Avaliable: All Year
  • level: easy
  • Pickup: Your accommodation(in Reykjavik)
  • Pick up time: 9:00-9:30

One of the best ways to visit the Reykjanes Peninsula is to book plenty of time and let our guide drive you around the region. Not in a car or a bus, oh no. This tour calls for a super DEFENDER jeep, to make traversing the landscape even more exciting. The natural beauty of Reykjanes will enchant you with its coastline, massive lava fields, mud pots and hot springs bubbling beneath the surface. All of this literally exploding with energy! Our route, after all, goes around the still active Fagradalsfjall volcano, fret not though – we will keep a very safe distance, not even catching a glimpse of its crater.

We’ll start our tour calmly, to warm up before the temperature rises. Our guide will take you to his favourite spot – Kleifarvatn, the largest lake in the peninsula and one of the deepest in Iceland. To reach it, we’ll drive through picturesque lava fields and the surrounding mountains will give our Defender the chance to prove its nickname is well deserved. Challenge accepted! Looking at this gorgeous lake it’s hard to imagine it was almost completely drained by the 2000’s earthquake. Luckily, Kleifarvatn recovered and the unfortunate calamity even inspired an Icelandic writer of crime fiction, Arnaldur Indriðason, to write a novel titled after the lake! Well such beauty definitely deserves being immortalized, not only through the pages of a book, but also on stunning photos our guide provides as part of the tour price.

Moving on, it’s time for a walk in the colorful geothermal area of Seltún. Do resist the temptation of jumping into bubbling, simmering mud pools we’ll go between, as they’re definitely not meant for beauty baths! Our next stop will be the Krýsuvíkurbjarg cliffs that invite thousands of birds in the summer, despite harsh, never-ending winds. It won’t discourage us either, as the impressive view of the black rock face dropping dramatically straight to the sea makes up for unfavorable weather conditions. Then off we go to the lovely town of Grindavik to fill up our energy tanks with arguably the best lobster soup you’ve ever tasted.

After lunch, with satisfied stomachs and power recharged, we’ll let the Defender take us to see one of innumerable geological gems that Reykjanes hides. Sitting at the bottom of the cliff there’s Brimektill, a natural lava pool, carved by marine erosion. This beautiful phenomena is also part of the local troll legends, which say it was troll Oddný’s favourite place for a bath and… doing laundry. The landscape stretching around the pool mesmerizes with a deep blue ocean, golden sand and the lush green of Valahnúkamöl sea stacks. Not far from our observation point we’ll easily spot the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, Reykjanesviti, blinking at us flirtatiously from the tip of the peninsula.

Passing by another active geothermal area, the colorful field of Gunnuhver, boiling steam vents and fumaroles will accompany us on the way to Sandvík. Arriving at the beach we’ll be welcomed by incredible dunes and remarkable black sand painting enigmatic,unforgettable coastline panorama. Sandvík is best known as a home to the Bridge Between Continents, a small bridge spanning a fissure between Europe and North America. To stand above the tectonic plates and feel like being on two different continents at the same time – could you imagine a better grand finale of our trip? Needless to say, your travel album will be enriched by very original shots!

Fierce geothermal activity of this huge UNESCO geopark makes Reykjanes an irresistible destination for those seeking truly intense experiences. Do not hesitate to put it on your must-see list of places in Iceland and let us take you on a private tour you’ll never forget!

 

Highlights

  • UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Kleifarvatn lake
  • Seltún
  • Krisuvikurberg Cliffs
  • Gunnuhver Geothermal Mud Pools/Hot springs
  • Sandvík beach
  • The bridge between continents – North American and Euroasian Plate
  • Secret spots ;)

Price Includes

  • Pick up & drop off from/to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Pictures from a trip
  • Visit amazing natural wonders of Iceland

Price Excludes

  • Food (but we can make a stop for lunch at local restaurant in fishing village, they have great lobster soup!)
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FAQ

What should I wear?

Icelandic weather is unpredictable. Bring warm and waterproof clothes, gloves & hat. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. 

How many pictures will I get and how you delivier it?

We’ll delivier to you up to 20, fully edited pictures*. You’ll get afterwards link to our dropbox where your pictures will be uploaded. It take us 1-3 days to delivier photos. 

*there’s possibility of purchasing more photos. 

 

Which language does guide speaks?

Our guide speaks English and Polish.

What is cancellation policy?

More than 24 hours’ notice: Full refund
Less than 24 hours’ notice: No refund

To cancel your booking and get refund you should email hello@icelandicroamers.is.

The 24-hour policy does not honor cancellation requests sent through other channels.

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