Reykjanes Peninsula Day Tours

Categorized as Day Tours
Indian rock lake kleifarvatn

The Reykjanes Peninsular is experienced by most tourists as the road from the Keflavik International Airport. The tarmac and lava fields are nice, but this road hardly does the Reykjanes Peninsula justice.

The Geldingardalur Volcano changed things a bit and created an interest in the area. Now there are several tours where you can see quite a lot in a single day tour from the Reykjavik area.

Photo Tours

Viking International Photo Tours

  • 8-10 hours approx.
  • 24 hour cancellation policy.

This private tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula is with a professional photographer.

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Gunnuhver Hot Springs
  • Brimketill Rock Pool
  • Bridge Between Continents
  • Reykjanes Lighthouse
  • Kirkjuvogskirkja (Church Cove)
Brimketill – lava rock pool.

Arctic Shots

  • 7 hour tour
  • 24 hour cancellation policy

Photo infused tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula. This is a custom, private tour of Reykjanes that is also run by professional photographers.

Lake Kleifarvatn

Private Tours

  • 6 hour tour
  • 24 hour cancellation policy

These private tours are flexible for your needs and interests. They both include the bridge between continents, Gunnuhver geothermal zone, the blue lagoon and much more.

Small Group Tours

These small group tours will show you the Geological Wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

All Seasons

The Reykjanes Peninsular is well maintained to support the airport, fishing, geothermal energy and local skiing.

Spring – some of the mountain roads become available. Northern lights are good until early April.

Summer – it doesn’t get dark (unless you explore a lava cave). The light can get too harsh in the middle of the day. I recommend late afternoon-evening for the best photography. Birdlife is very strong. Camping is comfortable.

Autumn – Auroras start at the end of August. Fauna Colours can be amazing on the lava fields.

Winter – some locations might become difficult to get to. The light is great all day so head out of Reykjavik when it’s dark and come back when it’s dark. Northern lights are possible throughout the winter.

Reykjanes Highlights

For me, the natural highlights of the Reykjanes peninsula are its volcanic landscape and dramatic coastline. This is the youngest part of Iceland and the site of the most recent volcanic eruption.

Lake Kleifaratn is a volcanic lake and used to be the deepest lake in Iceland. The lake is unique because it has no rivers leading into or leading out of it. The lake is instead fed by lava tubes which create a network throughout Iceland.

Close to Kleifarvatn is a volatile geothermal zone known as Seltun. Here you can see bubbling hot-springs and lots of steam.

Geothermal Area Seltun Heated is a photograph by Martin Zwick on Pixels.

Around the coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula are many historical lighthouses, fishing villages and dramatic cliffs. One of the more famous fishing villages is Grindavik which offers nice lunches for sea-food fans.

Krysuvikurgerg – red cliffs on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

By Tony Prower

Tony Prower spent over 15 years photographing the landscapes of Iceland. Tony Prower is a pioneer of the Magic Cloth Technique and ran thousands of photo tours in Iceland over 10 years.