Iceland - Reykjanes Midnight Sun

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

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

  • Garður
  • Sandgerði
  • Hvalsnes church
  • Bridge between condinents
  • Reykjanes Lighthouse
  • Gunnuhver
  • Grindavík
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Our best personal service

Tour information

  • Tour availability: June 1 - August 31
  • Available days: Every day
  • Departure Time: 21:00
  • Guidance: English
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mininum: 2 people
  • Pickup:From airport and all hotels in Reykjavík, Reykjanesbær, Garður, Sandgerði, Vogar, Grindavík.

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Bjarni took a lot of time to drive us to the best of the best sites of the Golden Circle. He was funny and a great guide.

– sailorgirl123, Westchester County, New York –

A dream tour! Private, personal, above and beyond!

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This is the BEST way to tour! Bjarni knows how to offer the best of Iceland and the best of customer service.

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We guarantee an exciting journey in Iceland

At Reykjanes Tours we provide personalized service in small groups. Our goal is to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. All trips offer a taste of traditional Icelandic delicacies, such as dried fish and smoked lamb. Additionally we offer individual tours tailored to your needs. Contact us now to plan your adventure.