Lunar Landscape & Blue Lagoon
Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
The lunar landscape at Reykjanes, with all its volcanoes and different lava formations, gives you a good idea why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin came to Iceland to practice their moonwalk. Our adventure is not quite as extreme but still very extraterrestrial.
You might call this a “hot” tour since we experience geothermal power, blowing steam, hot springs and endless lava before a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon.
This tour can easily be combined with a pick up or drop off at KEF airport.
One idea is to start after lunch and have dinner at the Blue Lagoon restaurant and search for the auroras on the way back.
Join us on a great geological exploration in the lunar-like landscape of Reykjanes in a great day tour – and do it in style and comfort of our Super Jeeps. The Nature Explorer Lunar Landscape adventure is a great way to see very different landscape and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Note: Blue Lagoon entrance is not included for a few reasons:
– You can choose different entry packages at different prices
– The Blue Lagoon is very popular and can be fully booked
We can book any Blue Lagoon package for you as long as there is availability.
You can see the Blue Lagoon packages here:
Itinerary for Lunar Landscape & Blue Lagoon
Since this is only offered as a private tour, often done on an arrival or departure day, we usually adjust the itinerary a bit. The order is reversed if we start at KEF airport vs when we start in Reykjavik.
A) Starting in Reykjavik and ending in KEF airport
We start by going driving up to the geothermal area around Hengill volcano and explore the area around the geothermal power plant. We then continue through a secret little track where we need to cross an unbridged river many times before we get back to a main road (our driver-guides love this bit). We don’t stay long on the main road but go into another lava field where you have the opportunity to do some caving in a lava tube cave. A bit further we see how Icelanders still dry fish in the lava field just outside of the capital area – even if it’s just a few miles from the city, it still the middle of nowhere. A few minutes later we are again away from all city lights off-roading on the Super-Jeep in lunar-like landscape which is vast, barren and deserted with many volcanoes and endless lava. We are in fact driving right where the tectonic plates meet; the Eurasia-plate and the North America-plate. This is the reason why the Reykjanes Peninsula is so volcanic. We make our way along the rough tracks to Lake Kleifarvatn, a secluded mountain lake with black sanded beaches. At Seltun in Krysuvik we will explore a large geothermal area with many hot springs, boiling mud pools and blowing steamvents. Some journalists have said this are to be more fascinating than the more famous Geysir area. There are certainly fewer people and it is a strange and colorful world. In the spring it’s worthwhile to take a look at the Atlantic Ocean from the sea cliffs at Krýsuvik which is brimming with sea birds. Later in the afternoon we go by the back roads to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak before we drop you off in time for your afternoon flight back home.
B) Starting in KEF airport and ending in Reykjavik
Our driver-guide will be waiting for you as soon as you clear customs at the airport and your Iceland adventure starts right away. We start by driving to the Bridge between Continents, which as the name indicates is where the Eur-Asian tectonic plate meets the North American plate. From there we drive to Gunnuhver, a fascinating geothermal area with an interesting troll-story. Next we drive to the Blue Lagoon where you can enjoy a relaxing soak and perhaps have some lunch.
Instead of taking the highway to Reykjavik, we drive the scenic back roads, through the lava fields and explore this lunar landscape. We visit Seltun in Krysuvik, a colorful geothermal area and lake Kleifarvatn with it’s black beaches. If you are up for a bit more adventure we might venture into a lava tube cave – or just take a short peak into the entrance if you prefer. Sometimes we pay a visit to the president’s house on the way into Reykjavik before dropping you off at your hotel.
Highlights for Lunar Landscape & Blue Lagoon
Lava Tube Cave
Seltun Geothermal Area
FAQ for Lunar Landscape & Blue Lagoon
Q: Do we need to bring lunch or is there a place to stop on the way?
A: Usually we have lunch at the Blue Lagoon but we could also stop at a restaurant in Grindavik, a nearby fishing town.
Q: Why is the Blue Lagoon entry not included?
A: We don’t know how many people you are or which entry package you prefer. This of course affects the cost. We can book any entrance package for you and we don’t add any mark up to their prices. Note that Blue Lagoon is quite popular and they can be fully booked at certain times or even all day in high seasons.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@NatureExplorer.is
We were pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the tour. Our guide was very astute, charismatic, and really fun to spend the day with. He really made the trip incredibly enjoyable. Also, we are travel writers and have taken many similar trips recently, and Nature Explorer beat them all – hands down! We will highly recommend your company to as many people as we can! – David Wegner
Price: ISK 143000 per super-jeep
Available: Every day
Min: 2 people
Max: 5 pax per Super-Jeep
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
Departures: At your request
Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik or KEF airport
Optional: We can book any Blue Lagoon package for you as long as there is availability.
Not included: Lunch and refreshments