Day 3. All Terrain Vehicle Adventure, Black Sands and Lava… and the Blue Lagoon
Breakfast at your hotel. The morning is open for your activities, but please be waiting outside your hotel for the 10.30 tour bus pick up for an exciting All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour in the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The Reykjanes (pronounced RAY-key-a- ness) area is a mystical area created by ancient volcanic activity. Parts of it give the feeling of being on another planet, and parts of it give an idea of how Iceland´s haunting highland interior looks. It also sits on the coast, where you can see the jagged cliffs and pounding ocean waves. This area was recently designated a Geopark, a UNESCO recognised area that has international geological significance and is protected by sustainable practices.
It is the perfect setting for an ATV tour! The trip starts from the Blue Lagoon area, where the vechicles are waiting for you. After a short lesson in how to operate the ATV vehicles (quad bikes), you´ll follow your guide on a trip between lava and black sands. Your one hour tour begins by heading towards two interesting mountains, Húsafell and Fiskidalsfjall. Drive up a mountain called Hagafell. From the top of the mountain, you can expect a great view in all directions. On a clear day, you can see the Blue Lagoon area and Eldey Island. Then you´ll drive along the Reykjanes coastline, where you will see the dramatic remains of shipwrecks.
The tour ends at the Blue Lagoon. Relax after the ATV adventure with a dip in this famous geothermal lagoon surrounded by a rugged lava field. The unique minerals create a silica mud that is perfect for soothing your skin. (Keep an eye out for buckets with silica mud that you can rub on your face and body). The Lagoon area also has an old fashioned steam hut, a modern sauna and steam bath and a massage waterfall. In addition, there also is a cafeteria, the beautifully-designed Lava Restaurant and a gift shop.
Stay in the Blue Lagoon as long as you like. Your tour includes transfer back to Reykjavik, and you can take any of the scheduled tour buses heading from the Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavík. The rest of the day is open for your own activities. Overnight at your hotel.