Reykjanes Peninsula, Food And Drink Tour

See a geothermal area

Taste Icelandic food and beers

Walk between the European and North American continents

Enjoy the famous Icelandic Skyr

Visit the old ghost in Gunnuhver hot spring

See a natural sea tub

Taste grass- and seaweed-fed lamb

Walk through a mystical lava field

Tour description

A knowledgeable guide will pick you up at your hotel before you start your journey. While driving to one of Iceland´s oldest fishing village, Hafnir, he´ll tell you stories of elves and trolls, famous on the Reykjanes Peninsula. In Hafnir, you will have a look at a fascinating old black church, among other things.

A short drive from Hafnir we´ll see the most amazing cliffs named Hafnarberg. The ocean view there is mesmerizing, and you´ll probably see a lot of birds. There we will have a food tasting of different Icelandic cheeses and meat to give you energy for the next stop. 
 
Next, we´ll drive from the North American part of Iceland (geologically speaking) over to the European continent. We know, it’s a bit confusing, but your guide will explain everything. There, you can walk between the two continents and also take pictures of yourself holding the bridge between the continents. It’s a popular photo spot. There you can taste fermented shark and the famous Black Death liqueur. Don’t worry; it won’t give you the plague.

Now, Iceland has many geothermal areas, and we’re taking you to see a fantastic one. We will visit the female ghost named Gunna. She has a hot spring named after her, Gunnuhver. Some people say that they can feel the air getting colder when she visits.  The whole area is known for its colorful geothermal field of mud pools, and you´ll see steam vents almost boiling under your feet.

Not far from Gunnuhver is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland. It stands on a tall hill with great views. It´s incredible to be near the lighthouse and hear the stories the place has to keep. The whole peninsula is rich with history, and the guide will tell you everything he knows. At the lighthouse you can see other beautiful cliffs and marvel at the ocean, especially the islands close to the cliffs. While we drive between locations, we´ll give you a taste of Icelandic Skyr and dried fish jerky.

 
One of our favorite locations is next on the itinerary. Because Iceland is full of extremes, we tend to like extreme activities. This one is ideal. If you want extremes as well, you can take a bath in the seawater tub named Brimketill. It is situated right next to the ocean. It is freezing though and should be approached with caution because of the strong ocean currents and waves. But, some people think it’s incredible to bathe in Brimketill, so we keep that as an option.

 The last stop before heading back to the Reykjavik is the walking path next to the Blue Lagoon. There you can enjoy fantastic lava fields in a surreal nature environment. It’s a great way to end the tour since it leaves you in awe of Iceland and especially the volcanically active Reykjanes peninsula.

Highlights

The best thing about the Reykjanes Peninsula tour is that the peninsula is a kind of mini-version of Iceland. In six hours we can show you so many different things, like a geothermal area, fishing villages, magnificent cliffs, and lava fields.

Explore an intriguing part of Iceland in the best way possible, with a local guide. This excellent six-hour tour gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning scenery that Reykjanes peninsula has to offer. There is no better way to experience the youngest part of Iceland than with a local nature-loving guide who knows all the best spots and stories.

Duration:

6 hours

Language:

English, Icelandic

Meeting point:

Pick up at hotel

Included:

Hotel pick up & drop off

Starting time:

10:00

Duration

6 hours

Meeting point

Pick up at hotel

Language

English, Icelandic

Included

Hotel pick up & drop off

Starting time

10:00

Days

Every day

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