This first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region and is open for all to enjoy! After being shaken by months of increasingly disruptive earthquakes, including thousands in the past weeks, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula is finally experiencing the volcanic eruption that many geologists suspected was on its way. The eruption was ongoing for 6 months straight and leaves a dramatic new and warm lava field.
As we drive along the Reykjanes peninsula, you are constantly in the presence of the roaring Atlantic Ocean, endless lava fields, and volcanic craters. An alien landscape, decorated by windblown palagonite and petrified troll formations.
After an exciting sightseeing around the Reykjanes Geopark we end the day at the Blue Lagoon. Immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel and 1st drink of your choice.
Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery during winter.
Our partners at Iceland Camping Equipmentcan provide you with the perfect gear for a small fee, please rent your gear at least 24 hours prior to departure.
*Please note one paying adult is allowed to supervise and be responsible for no more than two children.
Visiting the Blue Lagoon and seeing the geological wonder that is the Reykjanes Peninsula – plus a new volcano – ALL in one day? There’s probably nothing better!
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