This tour allows you to visit some of Iceland´s most stunning sights, including the historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. There you can see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. Þingvellir has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.
The Geysir geothermal area is where the geyser Strokkur shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces.
The tour continues to Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá. The river tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep.
The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.
The steamy waters flow through a lava formation. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sculpture and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39°C. The lagoon is fed by the water output of Svartsengi, the nearby geothermal power plant, and is renewed every 2 days.
The water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal bathing. The spa is located in a lava field near Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is situated approximately 13 km from the Keflavik International Airport and 39 km from the capital city of Reykjavik. That is roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 40 minute drive from Reykjavik.