The volcanic safari begins with a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Much of the strange and alien landscape in this area has been sculpted by volcanic activity. Hot springs, mineral lakes and barren larvae fields surround cliffs that tumble into the blue of the sea. On the rugged coastline, waves crash into strange and unusual rocks, and sea stacks, which are home to a multitude of bird species.
We will stop for lunch before we take the scenic road to the geo thermal Krísuvík, with its bubbling hot springs and multi-coloured banks. It is home to the largest blowing steam vent in the world and a lake of deep green, the colour caused by the algae growing in the warm depths of the water. There are several lakes in the area, some of which are craters formed by volcanic eruptions.
Expect to stop over at the enormous and picturesque Kleifarvatn Lake. This large body of water reaches depths of ninety-seven metres and it is believed to harbour a monster. The lake with no inward or outward drainage changes only with changes in the groundwater. It is popular for trout fishing, hiking or bird watching.
The last stop on our tour is Seltún, a geothermal area where the living earth gives vent to steam, hot springs and sulphurous bubbling mud. The North Atlantic fault line, where the continental plates are separating, is the cause of this angry activity. Here sulphur mixes with other minerals to colour the mud various hues of red yellow and green. View this mystical landscape from the boardwalks provided.
Iceland Excursions will pick-you up be ready at the lobby 30 minutes before departure.