December 04, 2017

Reykjanes Peninsula Tour in Iceland

Iceland is one of my dream destination so I have a lot of places that I wanted to visit, Prior to our trip, I researched and read a lot for our itinerary but I was not able to use it. We did not book any tour for our Iceland Trip because my aunt (cousin of my mom) said that they will tour us so I just go with the flow. 




Reykjanes Peninsula Tour will give you a glimpse of UNESCO Global Geopark where you can see hot springs, lava fields, craters, cliffs, black sand and geothermal activities. If you will book a tour, you will visit the following places, the places may vary depending on the tour operators that you will choose. 

1. ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition 
2. Strandakirkja - a small church in the area. 
3. Geothermal area of Krysuvik 
4. Gunnuhver - active hot spring 
5. Brimketill - where you can see the huge waves from the Atlantic Ocean. 
6. Grindavik - small fishing village 
7. Reykjanesviti Lighthouse 
8. Bridge Between Continents 
9. Blue Lagoon 

In Reykjanes Peninsula alone, there are so many interesting places to visit but we were only visited few places. During our first day, after we ate in my aunt’s house, we went back to the airport to pick-up my uncle (he works at the airport) and then he drove us around Keflavik and Reykjanes. One thing I noticed, walang kapuno-puno o halaman sa area. Just like in Norway, walang traffic and ang daming open space. 

Check my video here so you can have a Glimpse of Reykjanes Peninsula

Strandakirkja Church 

During our road trip, we were able to see the small church in Iceland in Strandakirkja. I just don’t have a picture since we did not stop there. But do you know the reason why there is a small church in that coast? 
Once upon a time, there was a farmer who was in danger, he was about to crash into the rocks but he prayed to God and promised that if he would survive, he will build a church in that shore. An angel appeared and rescued him to the shore. As he promised, he built a church. There was a church in that area since 12th century, the one that we saw was a new version. 
Gardskagi Lighthouse 



At Gardskagi, you will find two lighthouses. There is one small lighthouse and one big lighthouse. The small lighthouse was built in 1897 so it is the older lighthouse. It is low so it is not affected if there is a fog but since it was near the coastline, sometimes it is not visible if there is a seastorm. It now serves as bird observatory so you can see a lot of birds in the area too. 





In 1944, they build another lighthouse which is just a few meters away from the small lighthouse. This is the highest lighthouse in Iceland. 



Rostin Restaurant is a famous restaurant in the area, which is open from 11:30 to 20:30.



There are a lot of fishing boat here because Reykjanes is known for fishing industry. 

On the road, we noticed a lot of rock stones and we even saw this one. My son told me “Mommy, this is not Iceland, this is Rockland”. hehehe! Maybe, he was expecting that this country is full of ice but we found rocks. 




I don’t know the name of this place, but you can see the view of the city here and even volcano from afar. According to my aunt, they go here if there is snow, pwede magski






Lava Fields 



Reykjanes is known for lava fields so this is the reason why you don’t see a lot of trees or plants here. Mahirap mabuhay sa bato ang mga halaman di ba? Though I’ve seen few trees, bilang lang sa daliri. Most of the time, you will see moss around the area.

Blue Lagoon 



Blue Lagoon is the popular tourist spot in Iceland, it is one of the 25 wonders of the world. It is near the airport so if you want you can go here straight from the airport, just make sure that you already book your appointment. We went here during on our second day in Iceland and I will share our visit in a separate post. 

Bridge Between Two Continents 



There is nothing spectacular when you see the “Bridge Between Two Continents” because all you can see is a bridge. But knowing that this bridge connects two continents, North America and Europe, you will feel impressed. This bridge connects two land masses or two continents. Wow! I will share our experience in a separate post. 

Read: Icelandair Experience



9 comments:

  1. You weren't kidding when you said the place is tree less. All I see is a stretch of barren land. I have read somewhere that Iceland is one of the best places to visit, but never really thought about it yet. Thanks for the sneak peek!

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    1. This part of Iceland, treeless talaga pero sa ibang part may puno na. :) Yes, one of the best places to visit kasi ang ganda talaga. :)

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  2. Oh, the place is nice! And clean as always. ♥ I've never seen any lighthouse in real life. Idk pero pag nakakakita ako ng lighthouse, I feel a sense of serenity talaga.

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    1. Iba yung feeling kasi alam mo na nasa edge ka ng land. :)

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  3. You know what? Like your son, I think I expected Iceland to be full of ice too. Haha! That place looks so peaceful though. So relaxing.

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  4. Like your son, I thought Iceland was full of ice. hahaha I love the church story. =)

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  5. I agree, it is Rockland hehe! The Blue Lagoon is so beautiful, I'll wait for your separate blog post on Blue Lagoon.

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  6. Janice, Gilian and Angel, feeling ko din hindi nawawalan ng ice dapat pero siguro sa ibang part ng Iceland or pag Winter season lang meron. :)

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