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Reykjanes Peninsula – Geology and Nature Tour

Iceland Geothermal offers a trip through Reykjanes’ geothermal areas. The focus will be on experiencing the peninsula and the unique landscape, geology and history of the area. Here below are the main sites that will be visited on this tour.

Seltún

A very important high temperature geothermal area in Iceland that easily competes with the geyser region, a walk through the land of the geothermal gods.

Grindavik

Grindavik is a fishing town on the south coast of the Reykjanes peninsula. It has one of the most active harbours in Iceland and most of its inhabitants work in the fishing industry. The Blue Lagoon, Grindavik’s premiere attraction, is located 3 miles (4.8 km) from the town centre.

Brimketill

A magical pool carved naturally by marine erosion and supposedly was frequently visited by a giantess. The largest mud geyser in Iceland named after a 400-year-old poltergeist named Gunna that was trapped in the geyser by a priest, truly a magnificent geothermal site.

Reykjanesviti

The Reykjanes lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland, built in 1907-1908, the light signal height is 69

meters above sea level. It is the most popular lighthouse
among Icelanders, according to a survey of the Icelandic
Maritime Administration.

Power Plant Earth

An interactive exhibition located inside a geothermal power plant, where you can learn about the uniqueness of Iceland in it’s harnessing of renewable energy in a sustainable manner.

When the group arrives, the guide gives a talk about the plant itself and the Resource Park in the Reykjanes peninsula.

Bridge Between Continents

According to the continental drift theory, you can take a walk between Europe and North America, at least geologically speaking.

Schedule – Wednesday, April 25

13:30 Departure from Harpa Conference and Music Hall.
14:30 Visit to Seltún Geothermal Area.
15:30 Drive though Grindavik Town.
15:50 Reykjanesviti (20 min).
16:10 Reykjanes Power Plant.
17:00 Bridge between continents.
18:00 Arrival back at Harpa Conference and Music Hall.

Further information at the registration desk:
thorunn@atconferences.is

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