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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:Flexible

Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Discover the moon-like landscapes of Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula and the beautiful Blue Lagoon on this full-day trip from Rekyjavik. Head southwest by air-conditioned coach to ogle the Reykjanes’ otherworldly volcanic craters, hot springs and lava combs; and stop at the peninsula lighthouse for views of the area’s abundant birdlife. Later, relax at leisure at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Bathe in the thermal waters or enjoy the spa treatments (additional cost) and finish with a transfer back to Reykjavik or Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport — your choice!

Highlights

  • Reykjavik day trip to Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon
  • See the lava combs and craters on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Admire the lighthouse and basalt cliffs on the peninsula's tip
  • At Blue Lagoon, relax in the geothermal waters or have a spa treatment
  • Hotel pickup; return to either your Reykjavik hotel or the Keflavik Airport
  • Visitor pass and entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon included

What You Can Expect

Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Thermal pools, Blue Lagoon

Leave Reyjavik in the morning by air-conditioned coach and journey southwest to your first destination, the starkly beautiful Reykjanes Peninsula.

As you travel, enjoy the views of the lunar-like, barren landscapes and hear about the geology of Reykjanes from your guide. Learn how most of the peninsula is covered by lava fields and sprinkled with volcanic formations, black sand beaches and hot springs.

Stop to view mud springs, lava combs and craters, and see the ridge caused by the slowly diverging American and Eurasian tectonic plates that makes up some of the headland’s scenery. Continue to the lighthouse that keeps a solitary vigil at the peninsula's western tip. Hop out of your coach to admire the views from this remote spit of land and glimpse some of the area’s incredible birdlife.

Gaze out over Eldey, a bare rock island just off the coast that's home to one of the Atlantic Ocean’s largest colonies of gannets. Watch the waves crashing against the island’s basalt cliffs and look for the nesting gannets with pointers from your guide.


After taking in Rekyjanes’ scenery, continue to its most popular attraction — the Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by a black basalt plateau, this fairy tale-like, bath-warm thermal pool boasts a mix of rich mineral waters and seawater.

On arrival, enjoy several hours to relax, either bathing in the therapeutic waters or indulging in the various spa treatments (additional cost) on offer. If you choose the standard bathing experience, the visitor pass and entrance free is included in your tour cost.

After time to enjoy the lagoon, enjoy a transfer back to either Reykjavik or Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport — your choice — at your selected departure time from those available.

Please note: the Blue Lagoon will be closed from January 5-11, 2016.

Customer Reviews

G T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good, must visit.

Fern L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic day out! Really knowledgeable tour guide and the Blue Lagoon was amazing, along with the beautiful scenery on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Lois K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved every minute. Very good friendly guide

Phil P United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A fantastic day! The guided tour was interesting and took us to some stunning places. The scenery is unlike anything we'd seen before. Then on to the Blue Lagoon, which is the most amazing place. It's fairly pricey, but well worth it. We also had massages, which I would highly recommend!!

Martin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

great day tour with Jacob, who was so knowledgeable. Blue Lagoon is awesome!

Charlotte D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a wonderful guide, full of information...terrible weather didn't stop us. I am hoping to visit again.

Tracy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Delightful guide. Great way to spend half a day before a flight home. They were very helpful with our luggage.

Kirsten W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I booked this tour for my husband's family as well as my family and they enjoyed it. It was nice to see the sea birds and the varying landscapes. The Blue Lagoon is nice, but take an early bus back--we spent about 3 hours there for lunch and swimming that was plenty of time. Most of our group promptly fell asleep on the bus ride back to the hotel from the Blue Lagoon.

Kirsten W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Very good tour. I liked the coffee and restroom stop at the airport as I didn't realize how quite and rural the area we were going to was! The scenery was very interesting--very much like a moonscape with the occasional town or geothermal spring. There were some beautiful views of the ocean and lighthouses/churches as well.

Frank M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

We planned a 10 hour layover in Iceland and filled it with this tour. It was very easy to do and the tour operator assisted in making sure we were on time for our flight. We managed to tour the peninsula and also spend an hour at the Blue Lagoon.
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