Reykjanes peninsula is located about 30 minutes from Reykjavik and features great natural attractions. The Peninsula is an active Geothermal Area with 55 areas listed as Geosites. Here you can visit the ” The Bridge between the Continents ” and experience Iceland´s Volcanic activity.
Reykjanes Penisula is a great choice for those who want to see some less visited areas of the country. Being close to Reykjavik, it is also convenient for visitors traveling on a Cruise Ship and those who only have limited time in the Captial.
Tour Description Iceland Accessible Day Tour – Reykjanes:
You will be picked up by your private driver/ guide in an accessible vehicle. You will head to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you will explore its highlights. If the weather allows it, you will be able to get a glimpse of Keilir volcano mountain from a distance. Keilir is believed to be the plug of a large crater. Your first stop on the tour will be Seltún (Krýsuvík) where you can see boiling mud pools and colorful mountains.
As you continue your exploration of Reykajnes, your guide will bring you to the Gunnuhver geothermal area. Gunnuhver was named after a female ghost that was buried there about 400 years ago. She had caused great disturbance until she was trapped by a priest and fell into the spring. At Gunnuhver you can see boiling geothermal water.
The next stop of the tour will be the bridge between continents. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are drifting apart and form fissures. The bridge is built over a major fissure, to symbolize the connection between Europe and North America. The bridge is accessible and wheelchair users can cross it. The last time there was an eruption at Reykjanes was in the 13th centrury and you will see lava fields with moss during your accessible day tour today.
Accessible visit at the Blue Lagoon
The Reykjanes peninsula is home to the unique Blue Lagoon and you will have the choice to visit it today and enjoy the relaxing properties of the geothermal water (optional). The Blue Lagoon is fully accessible, with changing rooms for wheelchair users as well as a special wheelchair to enter the lagoon. The deepest point of the lagoon is 1.60m/5.2ft, but mostly it is much shallower than that. If you don´t choose to pay a visit at the Blue Lagoon, your guide can still make a quick stop for you to get a glimpse of the milky color of the water and take some photos of the pool as well as the geothermal power plant located next to the Blue Lagoon
Book your Iceland Accessible Reykjanes Tour:
If you would like to book this tour, please contact us, including in your request the code of the tour (AT-02). Please let us know the date of your visit, how many guests will be in your party, your age and where you would like to be picked up from. We can customize the tour to be shorter, if you are only in Iceland for a few hours and pick you up from Keflavik International Airport or your cruise ship.
What to bring?
From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
Please contact us if you wish to start the tour at a different time of the day. We can adjust to your preferences and needs, for example for cruise ship guests. In the summer, even an early afternoon departure is possible, due to the long daylight hours.
For an extra fee, a pick-up from Keflavik International Airport can be arranged.