Price 12900 ISK per person
– Kleifavatn Lake
– Seltún Sulphur Springs
– Brimketill and Reykjanestá Sea Cliffs
– Gunnuhver Hot Spring
– Bridge Between Continents
– Reykjavik Sightseeing
Available from mid-May to mid-September
– Duration 5 to 6 hours.
– Pickup time 20 minutes before tour start.
– This tour scheduled for cruise ship passengers only.
– If the cruise ship is delayed then we adjust our departure time and we make sure that we will be back to cruise port before cruise ship closes for boarding.
– Free WiFi
– Parking and entrance fees
– During our tour we take break for refreshments at café or restaurant
– Refreshments are not incl. in tour price.
– We might change the order of stops on our tour due to weather and traffic.
We recommend bringing!
– Warm clothing (wind/waterproof coat and trousers).
– Base layers over wintertime (merino wool or similar).
– Good trainers or hiking boots.
– Water bottle.
– And of course good mood.
Let us know if car seat for child/children is needed or if there is any disability that we need to know of.
From Reykjavik we drive for about 20 minutes to Kleifarvatn Lake where we make a photo-stop.
After Kleifarvatn we drive for about 10 minutes to Seltún Geothermal Area where we stop for 20 minutes for sightseeing and facility.
After Seltún we drive for about 30 minutes to Brimketill where we stop for 15 minutes sightseeing.
After Brimketill we drive for about 10 minutes to Reykjanestá Sea Cliffs and Lighthouse where we make 20 minutes stop for sightseeing and facility.
After Reykjnestá we drive for about 5 minutes to Gunnuhver Hot Spring where we stop for 15 minutes sightseeing.
After Gunnuhver we drive for about 10 minutes to the Bridge Between Continents where we stop for 15 minutes sightseeing.
After the Bridge Between Continent we got about 60 minutes drive back to Reykjavik where we spend about 1 hour driving through downtown Reykjavik and make stops at Hallgrímskirkja and Sólfarið before the tour ends.
Lake Kleifarvatn, the biggest lake in the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. The lake is surrounded by fascinating geological features such as palagonite and sandstone mountains, formed in ancient subglacial volcanic eruptions. The lake is rimmed with black basalt beaches and beautiful rock formations sculpted by weather elements throughout the centuries.
Kleifarvatn has been severely affected by seismic activity in recent years which led to the lake partially draining. This activity also created a new hot-spring in one corner of the lake. The Lake’s folklore gives this stunning place an extra mysterious feeling.
Seltún Geothermal Area
Seltún, where you can view the effect that geothermal waters can have on an environment. Here one can walk along wooden paths winding between boiling and hissing mud pools and streams of natural hot water flowing over the colorful ground and rock. The air is thick with the smell of Sulphur emitted from these hot-springs.
Beneath the surface, the hot water dissolves minerals such as Sulphur from the rocks and ground soil, leading to this distinctive stench.
Two viewing platforms overhang the area allowing you a 360 degree point of view over the area.
Brimketill Sea cliffs
Brimketill is a beautiful sea cliffs that the furious waves of the North Atlantic Ocean has during ages swerved formations in the cliffs, and when the waves hit the cliffs it looks like a beautiful fountain.
Gunnuhver Hot Spring
Gunnuhver Hot Spring, the centerpiece of the UNESCO Global Geopark. This protected geothermal area is highly active, with steam vents and mud-pools dotting the landscape.
In myth, the mischievous ghost of Gúðrun or Gunna was trapped here in the mud-pools. Perhaps the violent, barely repressed nature of the area can be explained by the presence of this angry ghost!. Hver is the Icelandic word for hot spring. So this is the hot spring of Gunna or Gunnuhver.
Iceland’s largest mud-pool is located here and measures 20m in diameter. Like at Seltún, the smelly sulphuric steam lingers over the area.
Geothermal power plants are common in Iceland and Iceland is a world leader in harnessing this raw geothermal energy as well as in renewable energy. The nearby Reykjanes Power Station use this thermal water for electricity generation and district heating for the locality.
Reykjanesviti Lighthouse and Coastal Features
Reykjanesviti lighthouse. Dating from the early 20th century, this popular lighthouse has guided ships for over a century with its light a shining beacon at a height of 63m above sea-level. Situated on Bæjarfell hill, the lighthouse is popular with amateur photographers and is also a good place to take in the breathtaking coastal features.
Here you can also admire Valhnúkamöl boulder ridge, sea-cliffs, sea-stacks, and skerries which are a haven and nesting ground for sea-birds of all description.
Eldey Island in the distance is home to the world´s largest Northern Gannet colony, with over 16,000 breeding pairs. These coastal features are under constant attack by the furious waves of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Bridge between Continents
Bridge between Continents. After witnessing the effects of seismic activity over the course of this day, here is an opportunity to visualize the root cause of all the wonders you have seen.
In Reykjavík we drive through down town and tell stories of the city as well as we make a stop at the famous church Hallgrímskirkja and the famous sculpture Sólfarið.