Geological Wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula

19-23 June

- Geothermal activity and volcanic landscapes - 


Discover the amazing geological and volcanic features of Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Geopark with over 50 geologically-significant sites.

Drive past the Presidential residence of Bessastaðir and to the town of Hafnarfjörður.Take a coastal road to Lake Kleifarvatn, set in fascinating, stark, moon-like surroundings.  This was the site of a famous Icelandic suspense novel by Arnaldur Indriðason. Near the lake’s southern end lies Krísuvík with powerful jets of sulphurous steam escaping from deep below the earth’s crust.  Here you can view numerous small hot springs, mud pots, boiling pools and other types of geothermal activity. Continue under low mountains along the shore, where with craggy cliffs rise steeply from the sea. Visit Grindavík, a bustling town with a large fishing fleet. Nearby is the world-famous Blue Lagoon. You also have the opportunity to take a walk on the Bridge between Continents.  Here you can clearly see the MidAtlantic ridge that divides the North American and European tectonic plates.

 



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