Sightseeing South

Sightseeing South Iceland

Iceland has many sights to see. There are great sightseeing tours in all parts of Iceland. Here is a bunch of tours and activities with the best sightseeing opportunities in the South & West. These activities & tours will give you the best of Iceland.

South Iceland has a great mixture of fire and ice and is easy to access throughout the year.

See our Classic Day tours for even more sightseeing tours in South Iceland.

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South West Iceland Volcanic  Adventures

Sightseeing tours in the South and West of Iceland

Iceland’s South Coast and Western peninsulares offer many rich sightseeing activities for arctic explorers.

Reykjanes Peninsula

Iceland’s volcanic Reykjanes peninsula has a variety of geothermal features and a great coastline.

Reykjanes photo day tourThe Reykjanes peninsula has a magical atmosphere where black sand beaches and ancient lava fields covered with moss can be photographed. There are plentiful birds in the Summer near the cliffs so this area offers great variety for photographers. In good weather the peninsula is great for sunsets and in the Winter is fantastic for hunting the Northern lights. Join this photography day tour to the rough landscapes of Reykjanes with a professional guide who can assist you with your photography.

The famous Blue Lagoon is on the Reykjanes peninsula. This day tour will give you the chance to photograph raw black beaches with red cliffs, geothermal zones with mud pots and hot springs – like being on a different planet.

A photo day trip along the Reykjanes peninsula where the lunar landscape is rich with volcanic and geothermal wonders. The Reykjanes peninsula is on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge so earthquakes are very common in this area. The peninsula is only 40 minutes drive from Reykjavik.

  • Duration:one day
  • Bridge between continents Our 4×4 Super Jeeps bring you to explore the volcanic wonderland of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The peninsula is young in geological terms and offers volcanic craters, lava fields with moss and mountains.

    Tour includes Pick up from hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik and a guided sightseeing tour in a super jeep.

    You need to bring Refreshments are not included. Please bring appropriate drinks and snacks for 5 hours.

    Please note Some roads and availability of activities depend on conditions. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before departure. No shows are fully charged. Please understand that in Iceland the weather can change dramatically over one day. It is important to wear warm outdoor clothing to be able to enjoy the excursions to the fullest. Warm, wind proof clothing in addition to good, sturdy shoes should do the trick.

    ATV quad bike Normally, 2 persons shall share each ATV quad bike (Unless booked differently).

    Optional: 1 hour ATV ride up onto the Hagafell mountain with a good view over the Blue Lagoon. No age limit but the ATV driver must have a driver’s license.

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Reykjanes Geo ParkExplore the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark. This sightseeing bus tour includes entry to the ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition a geothermal power plant. Our sightseeing tour visits the geothermal zones at Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver, interesting coastlines and a shipwreck near Grindavík. The geothermal area of Krýsuvík includes fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • About 30 minutes into the sightseeing tour, we stop at the Geothermal Energy Exhibition (entry fee included), where we learn about how geothermal energy is used in Iceland. After this, we stop at Strandakirkja, a small church by the coast.

    Also, we will visit the magical coastline by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse. We take you to “The Bridge Between the Continents” which straddles the tectonic plates between American and Europe. Exploring the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, we get a sense of the nature and power of the Reykjanes peninsula. Passengers who have a pre-booked a ticket to the Blue Lagoon will be dropped off after the tour. We recommend the 17:00 admission. Tour duration: 09:00 – 17:00

    Blue Lagoon Admission is not included. Admission must be booked and paid in advance at bluelagoon.com Swim suits & towels can be rented.

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    Sightseeing tours in the South East of Iceland

    South East Iceland has the best weather in Iceland and a whole host of exciting tours and activities.

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