Get a little bit of pure Icelandic nature on this tour which includes cozy towns, two geothermal sites and dramatic coastlines. Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, you will really feel like you're visiting an alien planet. The quaint small town Eyrarbakki is our next stop en route to the legendary Strandakirkja church. For ages, Eyrarbakki was the main town in the minds of farmers along the entire south coast and the region as a whole. And the harbour at Eyrarbakki was the main port in the south of the country. Today, Eyrarbakki is a quiet town with about 500 inhabitants. It is part of the Árborg municipality, along with the village of Stokkseyri and the town of Selfoss. Eyrarbakki is home to a folk museum and a maritime museum, a renowned restaurant, and many places to stay. Strandarkirkja church is located in Selvogur (Seal Cove) and was originally built in the 12th century. The legend relates that during one night when a group of sailors tried to navigate back to Iceland in a storm. The southern coast of Iceland is notorious for its hidden reefs and rough coast. The distressed sailors prayed to God for a safe return and vowed to build a church wherever they landed. When they ended their prayer an angel, seemingly made of light, appeared before their bow. The angel guided them through the rough surfs and led them into a bay for safe landing. The sailors kept their promise and built a wooden church at the site and named it Strandarkirkja. The bay nearby is named Engilsvík (Angel's Bay) to commemorate the incident. Later we will see the ground cooking at two different geothermal areas: Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver, where we’ll discover an expanse of steaming volcanic vents and boiling hot springs, framed dramatically by a range of motley hills and enjoy delicious lobster soup in Grindavík village. Also on the way we'll take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse. The lighthouse on Reykjanes peninsula is an iconic historic structure. And large steam clouds from geothermal fields at the bottom of the hill bring added drama to the surroundings. In the end, the tour can drop you off at the Blue Lagoon to relax in its soft water after the day’s adventures.
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Duration: 8 hours
Price 11670 ISK
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