Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik

Summary

Meet your dedicated guide at your hotel or residence in Reykjavik. Board a private tour vehicle for the ride to the southwest corner of the country, known as the Reykjanes peninsula. During your journey, get to know your guide and let them know any special interests you have. This private tour is customizable and ensures personal attention for you and your group.  Your first stop is at Grindavik, an Icelandic fishing village where you can visit the Saltfisksetrid Museum, dedicated to the role of the salted fish industry in Iceland's history. Continue west, past Gunnuhver to see the active geothermal areas.  Visit Reykjanesviti, the country's oldest lighthouse, home to a fantastic array of native bird life. If the conditions are right, you will be able to see the tiny island of Eldey which sits 10 miles (16km) offshore.  Continue to the 'Bridge Between Continents', the rift where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are cleaving apart. Then, see the viking ship Islendingur, preserved at the Viking World Museum, and make optional stops at the Sandgerdi and Gardur museums. Finish your tour with a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon (optional, additional fees apply).  At the conclusion of your 5-hour tour, return to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours - 6 hours
Group Size
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Why take this tour?

Discover the rugged beauty of Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on this private 6-hour tour from Reykjavik. Explore coastal towns and villages including Grindavík and Gunnuhver with a private guide, and gain insight into Iceland’s powerful geothermal activity. Watch native birds roosting on the shoreline beneath Reykjanesviti — the oldest lighthouse in Iceland — and see where the Eurasian and North American plates are moving deep underground. Perhaps visit museums at Garður, Reykjanesbær, or Sandgerdi (own expense) to learn of Iceland’s Viking history.

What’s included?

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Private driver/guide

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Bottled water

  • 4G WiFi in vehicle

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Private Hire Iceland is one of the largest Luxury DMC & Private Tour Operators in Iceland. We specialize in bespoke private & luxury travel on land, sea and air. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in Iceland. Our goal is to make our costumers visit in Iceland to be the most enjoyable and memorable time of their life. Private Hire Iceland drivers are experienced, qualified Professional Drivers and licensed by the Icelandic Road Administration. All of our vehicles are of high quality and maintained perfectly. We are a registered Booking Office and Tour Operator with the Icelandic Tourist Board.

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