THE VENUE OF THE DAY
The lunar landscape at Reykjanes, with all its volcanoes and different lava formations, gives you a good idea why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin came to Iceland to practice their moonwalk.
We start by going through the town of Hafnarfjordur and see how Icelanders still dry fish in the lava field just outside of the capital area. A few minutes later we are away from all city lights off-roading on the Super Jeep in lunar like landscape which is vast, barren and deserted with many volcanoes and endless lava. We are in fact driving right where the tectonic plates meet, the Eurasia plate and the North-American plate. This is the reason why the Reykjanes Peninsula is so volcanic.
We make our way along the rough tracks to Lake Kleifarvatn, explore a large hot spring area and take a look at the Atlantic ocean from the sea cliffs at Krýsuvík. We also visit the famous lighthouse over viewing a small volcanic Island of Eldey.Later in the afternoon we relax in the Blue Lagoon** before heading back to Reykjavik or to your flight, because the international airport is only 20 minutes from the Blue Lagoon.