Reykjanes Peninsula and a visit to the Blue Lagoon
After leaving the capital we head to the Reykjanes peninsula where you can see the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean. This is where the tectonic plates of Europe and America are slowly drifting apart by about 1 cm a year.
More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava fields, some of which are only a few hundred years old. We head for the old lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. This is a magnificent area with rich bird life in the summer. From there we continue through the lava fields to the nearby fishing village of Grindavík.
Our next stop is at The Blue Lagoon where you have three different options; stay for a visit to The Blue Lagoon, transfer to Keflavík Airport or return back to Reykjavík according to the transfer schedule below.
Transfers from the Lagoon to Reykjavik are available at 12:00, 15:00, 17:15 and 19:00.
Transfers from the Blue Lagoon to the Airport are available at 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Free for children under the age of 11. Youth 12-17 years, 50% off.
Not Included: Bathing fee to the Blue Lagoon, €28.
Departures: 9:00 AM. Daily from May 15 to September 15, 2011.
Pick-up at your hotel 0-30 min. prior to departure.
At the Blue Lagoon, it is possible to rent a towel (€5), a bathing suit (€5), and a bath robe (€9). For additional information on the Blue Lagoon, visit the Blue Lagoon website.