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Reykjanes peninsula private tour

  • Duration Varies
  • From 118,000 Icelandic krónur
  • Keflavík|Reykjavík

Service Description

Keflavik is known as the birthplace of Icelandic rock music, a former fishing town (like most other towns in Iceland), the country’s first—and current—gateway to the outer world, and one of its youngest communities, demographically speaking. Icelanders affectionately refer to Keflavik as “The Beatle Town.” During this tour, we’ll explore why this Reykjanes peninsula around city which so significant and has had such a profound influence on the modern history of Iceland. Begin with a visit to the Viking World Museum, a tribute to Iceland’s seafaring ancestors. Marvel at the Viking ship replica and immerse yourself in the sagas that shaped this land. We will also visit Stekkjarkot, a classic example of the roughly built turf, stone, and timber cottage-type houses once common on the Reykjanes peninsula and other coastal areas of Iceland. Then, head to the Bridge Between Continents, symbolizing the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It’s a literal and figurative bridge between worlds, offering a unique photo opportunity and a vivid illustration of Earth’s forces at work. In the afternoon, we will discover hidden gems: • A natural pool on the coastline offering dramatic views of the Atlantic. The folklore surrounding the pool adds to its mystical allure. • A place named after a ghost that was trapped in the hot springs over 400 years ago. According to local folklore, it combines natural wonder with a touch of mystique. • Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, standing guard over a landscape that feels like the edge of the world. Before we conclude this day, we will make a stop near the former U.S. Naval Air Station Keflavik. This day is not merely an itinerary; it’s a passage through time, a celebration of land and legend. Reykjanesbær, with its youthful vibrance and storied past, invites you to not just see but to feel, to connect, and to marvel at the confluence of history, nature, and culture. From the ancient footsteps of Vikings to the modern rhythms of The Beatle Town, your journey promises to be nothing short of unforgettable. Let the spirit of adventure guide you through Reykjanesbær’s wonders, where every corner holds a new discovery, waiting just for you.

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