Lava Safari - UNESCO Reykjanes Geopark
Day tours from Reykjavík
The Reykjanes geothermal lava day tour is unmissable and an ideal choice for visitors wanting to spend half a day outside of Reykjavík. Reykjanes Peninsula has been chosen as a UNESCO Global Geopark due to its volcanism and beauty, the whole peninsula being The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where it rises above sea level.
Duration: 4 1/2 - 5 hours
Departure: 11.00 (pick up starts 10.15)
Availability: See booking form
Price: 9.800 ISK (approx. 90 USD / 80 EUR)
Guidance: English (other languages for groups on request)
Additional information: Remember to dress warmly, and to have good shoes. Refreshments not included.
- Lake Kleifarvatn
- Lava fields
- Mud pools and solfataras
- Grindavík fisherman Village
What we will experience in our day tour:
We see volcanic craters and calderas
Small lava craters and calderas are everywhere. We drive through large lava fields which are now covered with moss and higher flora.
We drive by Lake Kleifarvatn
It is the largest lake in the Geopark and has no rivers running into it or out of it. Beautiful sandstone formation and hanging cliffs surround the lake.
We see unique moss and lichen
The moss in Iceland is like the softest carpet you can imagine. The Geopark is a home to more than 560 types of moss, lichen and liverworts.
We experience geothermal action
When we drive through Krýsuvík, we will visit the solfataras and hot springs. A small warning: There is a distinct Sulphur smell originating from all the geothermal hot springs in the area.
Fascinating Geological formations
We drive through fantastic lava formations on our way to Grindavík, a small fishing village. We see where the lava has magically fallen down steep cliffs on its way to the ocean.
This tour offers an extreme variety of landscapes: a beautiful lake (Kleifarvatn), fissures, lava fields and geothermal activity. You visit the geothermal area Krýsuvík, which offers unique colours and the fisherman village Grindavík.