Welcome to the Moon! 

The lunar landscape at Reykjanes, with all its volcanoes and different lava formations, is probably one of the most overlooked and underestimated areas close to Reykjavik.

It is never the less a UNESCO Global Geopark, and where we love to take our friends and family to show what Iceland is all about.

As Reykjanes Peninsula is right on the spot where the tectonic plates meet (the Eurasia plate and the North-American plate) this is a geothermal very active area.

Here you will see and feel how Mother Earth is alive and kicking!

You will see a volcanic landscape, colourful hills, blue lakes, mystic geothermal steam, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs.

Reykjanes Peninsula Natural is indeed where the powerful forces of nature meet!

And it is a great example of why Neil Armstrong came to Iceland to practice his moonwalk. If you have half a day or want to start the adventure right away from the airport, this tour is ideal! It can be a perfect beginning or ending to your holiday in Iceland or a great combo with the Blue Lagoon.

 

Reykjanes Peninsula

We pick you up in Reykjavik and leave civilization behind to head into the volcanic garden of Reykjanes.

Our first stop, Lake Kleifarvatn is set within a volcanic fissure and around, 100 meters deep and surrounded by a jet black lavascape, black cliffs, and black sand shores. There are many dark stories about this eerie lake. It is said to be the home of a strange, mythical creature. Feel free to let your imagination run free!

We continue to the colourful hills of the hot spring area of Krysuvik, which will make you think you are on another planet! You will see solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs and sulfur, which will smell very much like rotten eggs. No matter the weather you can get amazing photos here!

Then we go to Gunnuhver – the largest mud geyser in Iceland, about 20 meters wide. The area is filled with bubbling mud pools. Watch out for the ghosts too!

Up next is the dramatic coastline. For those of you interested in wildlife, you will have the chance to see very diverse species of birds when standing on the cliffs of Valhnukar. We will also stop by Iceland’s oldest and most popular lighthouse – Reykjanesviti.

And we will swing by the small fishing village Grindavík, with about 3000 inhabitants and a broad and rough history! Pirates from Morocco and Algeria arrived in the 17th century and took fifteen residents to sell as slaves. The reefs near the town can be very difficult to navigate, and many ships have crashed on land. We will see one shipwreck on this tour and see how ruthless the ocean can be.

The highlight of the tour for many is without a doubt walking between the two continental plates, which involves walking over the so-called “Bridge between the continents”, which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

  • Transport
  • Private guide

Add the Blue Lagoon Premium Package from 100 USD per person.

Contact us directly to hear more about pricing. 

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“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

 Iceland wonderland private tour

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


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“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York


iceland tours tripadvisor

“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.


Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.

 

iceland tours tripadvisor

“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

Iceland wonderland private tour

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


 

iceland tours tripadvisor

“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York

 


iceland tours tripadvisor

“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.

 

 

Here is what to expect from our Reykjanes Peninsula Tour


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