Lava Fields & Lobster Tails by 4WD

6 hours | Reykjavik | R E K - 4 7 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Escape from the ordinary and take an excursion off the beaten track that's extraordinary. In addition to spectacular landscapes this memorable 4x4 six- hour off road adventure also includes a delicious langoustine lunch so bring along your appetite, as well as comfortable walking shoes and your camera.

Sit back and relax as you make your way through the bustling port town of Hafnarfjordur, the third most populated city in Iceland. Soon, you'll arrive at the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Kleifarvatn, which sits on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, you can get out, stretch your legs and take in the breathtaking views of the uniquely beautiful and fascinating moonscape surroundings.

Then, you'll continue to the lake's southern end for a walk near Krysuvik, a geothermal area. If you look closely, you can see powerful jets of steam escaping from beneath the earth's crust and sulfurous gases rising from numerous vents. Boiling pools of wildly colored mud known as solfataras bubble with sulfur deposits, producing crystals that settle on the earth's surface in a spectacular rainbow of bright yellow, red and green hues.

After your brief photo stop you'll continue on to Strandarkirkja church. Charming in its simplicity, the church is famous for an age-old miracle. According to legend, a ship was caught in a big storm and thick fog. Certain that they were near death, the seamen aboard the ship knelt in prayer and promised to build a church if they were to safely reach land. When the storm stopped and the fog lifted the men saw a bright light that guided them ashore to, what is now known as, Engilsvik or Angels Inlet. The men kept their promise and built a church on the same spot where a church has stood since 1200 A.D. The church you'll visit today dates back to 1888 but people still leave tokens of faithfulness and gratitude.

Back on the road, your journey takes you to Stokkseyri, a coastal town famous for its black sandy beach and museum dedicated to Iceland's ghosts, elves and trolls. Settled around 900 A.D. by the Viking explorer Hásteinn Atlason, Stokkseyri has a long history as a fishing and trading village. Once you arrive, you'll disembark at Fjorubordid Restaurant, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a scrumptious feast of Icelandic langoustine (small lobster) plucked fresh from the water, cucumbers, salad, couscous, and grilled potatoes.

Finally, you"ll begin to wind your way back to Reykjavik by way of a trail known as "The Thousand Waters." Have fun bumping and bouncing over numerous rivers, mud banks and streams while surrounded by an otherworldly terrain of steam vents and bore holes.

Special Notes:

This tour is not recommended for persons with limited mobility as the vehicles are not easily accessible.

The vehicle does not have easy access and terrain is rough. Tour is not recommended for very young children.

Passengers are recommended to wear sturdy shoes and warm layered clothing.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to Kleifarvatn Lake

Transport type:
4x4 jeep
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Krysuvik Solfataras

Transport type:
4x4 jeep
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:40
Free time at site:
40
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Strandarkirkja Church

Transport type:
4x4 jeep
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Langoustine lunch at restaurant

Transport type:
4x4 jeep
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
5
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your 4x4 jeep and return to your ship via the 1000 waters trail

Transport type:
4x4 jeep
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes