Approximate distance: ca30km / 19miles
Volcanic Wonderland – UNESCO Geopark – Viking Heritage – Blue Lagoon
Pick up the car at the airport and drive to the Geohotel in charming Grindavik village (about 25 – 30 minute drive from the airport). Check in to your hotel.
If you are arriving on a morning flight, you are in a fantastic part of Iceland to explore and enjoy. The Reykjanes peninsula area is an ideal introduction to Iceland’s volcanic personality. The region has been designated a UNESCO Geopark for it’s otherworldly and beautiful volcanic features. There are 55 points of interest in the area. These include Krysuvik, a primoridial geothermal area of bubbling earth and steam, and the Midatlantic Ridge that divides the North American and European tectonic plates.