Join us on this short tour to see the largest mud pool in Iceland, the oldest lighthouse in Iceland and the bridge between two continents.
Price 27.500 ISK per person
Children (0-11 years) Half price
In this Midninght Sun Tour we will take you to see Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. The mud pools form where steam from boiling geothermal resevoir water emanates and condenses and mixes with surface water. Accompanying gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make the water acid. This causes alteration of the fresh lava rock to clay. Steaming of the ground at Reykjanes increased markedly as a consequence of a pressure drawdown in the geothremal reservoir upon the start of production from the reservoir in 2006. Iceland´s larges mud pool at present prominent, highest up in the Gunnuhver group. It is 20 meters wide across a rim of mud, boiling vigorously. Gunnuhver is the heart in a future geopark.
You will also see Reykjanesviti wich is Iceland's oldest lighthouse. It serves as a landfall light for Reykjavík and Keflavík. The tower is a 31 metres (102 ft) tall construction, situated on the southwestern edge of the Reykjanes peninsula. The original structure was built in 1878; just eight years later the building was destroyed by an earthquake. In 1929 the current Reykjanesviti lighthouse, a concrete construction yet with traditional looks, was illuminated. Its focal plane measures 73 metres above sea level.
Last but not least you will see the Bridge between two continents at Sandvík wich is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.
This is a short and a fun tour that you can not miss as a tourist.
You will experience
- Hvalsnes church
- Bridge between condinents
- Reykjanes Lighthouse
- Spectacular mountain views
- Our best personal service
- Tour availability: June 1 - August 31
- Available days: Every day
- Departure Time: 21:00
- Guidance: English
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Mininum: 2 people
- Pickup/Dropoff: Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Reykjavík, Keflavík and at the Airport.
Pick-ups from Reykjavik and Keflavík
If your being picked up in Reykjavík or Keflavík we kindly ask you to wait in the lobby and the tour-guide will come inside and pick you up. We will let you know 24 hours before if the pick up will be earlier then expected. Remember that we offer free pick ups from all hotels in Reykjavík and Keflavík. Feel free to take your luggage with you on the tour if you want to be dropped off at the airport.
Pick-ups from Airport
If you are being picked up at the Airport we kindly ask you to wait outside where all the taxi's are. Pick up at the airport is 15 minutes before regular pick up time. Got some luggage? No worries we have plenty of space so you can bring your luggage with you. After the tour we can drop you off at your hotel or take you back to the airport.