Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Geopark
After no less than 800 years, the Reykjanes Peninsula has experienced another volcanic eruption. This tour provides a unique opportunity to study the geological wonders with your own eyes.
This first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. After being shaken by months of increasingly disruptive earthquakes, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula finally experienced the volcanic eruption that many geologists suspected was on its way for months prior.
Reykjanes Geopark is located on a peninsula divided between two continents. This unique place is on the drift zone between the North American and the Eurasian continental plates making it a true Volcanic Wonder.
We start the day by exploring one of the most iconic features of the Icelandic volcanic landscape, the boiling mud pools of Seltún, and the steaming and colorful surrounding landscape. As we drive along the Reykjanes peninsula, you are constantly in the presence of the roaring Atlantic Ocean, endless lava fields, and volcanic craters. It surely is an alien landscape, decorated by windblown palagonite and petrified troll formations.
Next up on our adventure is the youngest volcano in Iceland, Fagradalsfjall Volcano, and its surrounding lava fields. The hike up to the craters takes about 40 minutes, where you will be able to explore the devastating yet beautiful aftermath of this recent volcanic eruption.
After the volcano hike, we stop by the bridge between continents, where you can walk between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. This stop underlines this unique placement directly on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
On our way back to Reykjavík, we stop by the largest mud pool in Iceland, Gunnuhver where you can feel the ground shake from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam released.
- Pick-up in Reykjavik.
- Bus fare (Free Wi-Fi).
- This is a guided tour & hike.
- No meals included, bring your own food & drink.
- Period : Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat - all year.
- Departure : 10:00
- Length : 8 hours.
- Requirements : Travellers need to bring their own face mask and are required to use it onboard all buses.
- Difficulty : Moderate.
- Product code : A16.
- Other : The hike is about 1.5 hours, each way Distance: 8 km Elevation: 300 m Hikers will have approximately 1,5 hours to view the volcanic eruption
- Remember to dress according to weather and to bring comfortable shoes to hike in.