Day : Welcome to Iceland: Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon
Volcanic Peninsula – Bridge between Continents – Geothermal Lagoon
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time in Iceland, you might enjoy exploring the unique Reykjanes Peninsula (a UNESCO GeoPark site).
Reykjanes is a great introduction to Iceland’s unique geology and volcanoes. The 2021 Geldingadalur volcanic eruption took place here. You’ll see unusual and stunning features around the peninsula, including craters, lava cliffs, fissures, and the Mid-Atlantic ridge itself. You can even walk on a bridge that divides Europe and North America. We also recommend a stroll in the surreal Gunnuhver area where you can view quirky colorful mud pools and steam vents bubbling away. If you are a Viking history buff, we recommend the Viking World museum, famous for the Islendingur, a Viking ship replica that sailed between Iceland and North America in 2000.
Reykjanes is home to the renowned Blue Lagoon, and we recommend visiting here as a great introduction to Iceland’s hot spring culture. Important: admission to the Blue Lagoon needs to be booked in advance. We can help you with that!
Drive to your hotel in Reykjavik, the colorful capital of Iceland. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Please note check-in for most hotels begins at 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Our Recommended Hot Spring Experiences: The Blue Lagoon. We’re happy to book this experience for you!
Approximate distance: 95 km / 59 miles