Reykjanes peninsula is just half an hour from Reykjavik and offers some amazing landscape and natural wonders. It is an area of lava, volcanoes and strong geothermal activity. This is where the continents meet and where you can experience Iceland’s volcanic activities.
Most people seem to overlook the Reykjanes peninsula when planning their Iceland trip. So this accessible day tour is designed for travelers who are interested to see some lesser known areas of Iceland. It is also suitable for cruise ship passengers who stay only for a few hours in Reykjavik.
This accessible day tour takes place in a comfortable accessible minibus with a wheelchair ramp. This minibus is equipped with a special ramp and belts and you do not have to leave the wheelchair during the tour.
Book your Iceland Accessible Reykjanes Tour:
Please contact us to book this tour and include the tour code (AT-02), date, total number and age of passengers and pickup location in your request. If you stay only for a few hours in Iceland we can also create a shorter tour to Reykjanes for you. Pick up from the International Airport in Keflavik or the cruise ship dock in Reykjavik is available. We can customize this accessible day tour based on your individual needs and interests.
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During this accessible private guided tour, you visit Reykjanes peninsula, an active geothermal area and a diamond in the rough. On a clear day, you will see the volcano mountain Keilir from the distance. Scientists believe Mount Keilir is actually the plug of a large crater. The first highlight for today is Seltún (Krýsuvík) where you will find boiling mud pools and colorful mountains.
Continuing the tour, you drive to the Gunnuhver geothermal area. There you can see the hot spring and boiling water as well as get an impression of the surroundings. Gunnuhver has enlarged in recent years and is therefore also a good proof of the volcanic activities on the Reykjanes peninsula. What might have an added value to the excitement of visiting Gunnuhver is that it got its name from a female ghost causing disturbances to the area until she was finally trapped by a priest and fell into the spring.
The next highlight of the tour is the bridge between continents. You have the chance to see one of the world’s major tectonic plate boundaries. Cross the small bridge which was built as a symbol of the connection between Europe and North America. This plate boundary lies across Iceland and is the reason why Iceland has a high concentration of active volcanoes. The latest volcanic eruption on Reykjanes was in the 13. century. You will see many old lava fields covered with moss during your Iceland accessible day tour.
On your way back to Reykjavik you can visit the famous blue lagoon to relax in the milky blue water (optional). The Blue Lagoon is easily accessible to everyone, containing special changing rooms and a special wheelchair to enter the lagoon itself. The deepest part of Blue Lagoon is around 1.60m/5.2ft ft but most parts of the lagoon are far shallower. If you are no interested to bathe in the blue lagoon, your guide can make a short photo stop to show you the special color of the water and the geothermal power plant right next to it.
A wheelchair accessible van which accommodates 1 wheelchair user along with up to 5 passengers. The minibus has a wheelchair ramp and the wheelchair user can stay in the wheelchair during the tour. This option is suitable both for manual and automatic wheelchair users.
The Reykjanes peninsula is located on a drift zone, between two continents, the North American and Eurasian plate. It is a unique area where you can see different elements of the drift zone; very active geothermal energy, lava fields and other natural phenomenon. The Blue Lagoon and Keflavik international airport are also located in the area.
Seltún is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a highly active geothermal area. Seltún consists of boiling mud pools and colourful mountains.
The Bridge Between the Continents is a small footbridge over a large fissure, where the continental plates are diverging. The bridge is located on the Reykjanes peninsula and is a symbol of the connection between Europe and North America.
Here you can have one foot in each continent at the same time.
The Blue Lagoon is a famous geothermal spa located in Reykjanes peninsula nearby the International Airport of Iceland. It was formed during an operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. Reservations in advance are necessary for those who are planning a visit.
Gunnuhver is an active geothermal area. It is located within the Reykjanes UNESCO Geo park and there you can find mud pools, boiling hot springs and steam coming up from the ground.
Gunnuhver is named after a female ghost named Gunna and she had caused great disturbance in the area until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring.