Tours & Activities | Blue Lagoon Iceland

Tours & Activities

In 2015, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula was officially given the status of UNESCO Global Geopark. Home of Blue Lagoon Iceland, the Reykjanes Peninsula straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge—the tectonic boundary where the North American and Eurasian plates converge.

Owing to its volcanic provenance, the peninsula is a wonderland of geothermal phenomena. The terrain is alive with craters, fissures, mud pools, steam vents, hot springs, and endless moss-covered lava fields.

Explore Reykjanes

There are many different ways for you to explore southwest Iceland’s natural treasures. From the walking paths surrounding Blue Lagoon, to the geological and cultural landmarks dotting the peninsula, to the tours that unlock unforgettable experiences, the region is rich with enchantments and ripe for discovery.

Reykjanes Peninsula From Above

1 hour | ISK 120,000 per person

A mesmerizing aerial adventure across the volcanic frontiers of the Reykjanes Peninsula, this helicopter tour will give you an unparalleled perspective on southwest Iceland.

With scheduled departures every Thursday and Saturday at 10:30, the helicopter seats up to six guests, so you will likely be joined by others who are also seeking a unique airborne voyage. Read more.

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  • Available between June 1 until September 30.

Reykjanes by car

Private | 5 hours | ISK 137,000 | 1-4 persons

Private | 5 hours | ISK 210,000 | 1-9 persons

A guided tour in a luxurious vehicle, this journey can be personalized according to your wishes. Enjoy the peninsula’s unforgettable landmarks as your driver explains the history and significance of each location. Depending on how much of the country you want to see, the tour can be extended to take you beyond Reykjanes and into the heart of Iceland.

Electric Vehicle Day Trip

Private | up to 12 hours | ISK 69,800 | 1-4 persons

Experience the luxuries of a Tesla Y as you explore the majestic frontiers of the Reykjanes Peninsula on a self-guided excursion that unlocks a world of open roads and breathtaking vistas. Set a course for adventure and tour the geothermal, geological, and oceanic wonders of southwest Iceland—a UNESCO Global Geopark.

From the affluent comfort of your electric SUV to the endlessly captivating landmarks of the otherworldly terrain, this planet-friendly journey embodies the interplay of cutting-edge design and primordial nature.

  • Premium insurance from Europcar Iceland included

  • Minimum age to rent/drive a car is 23 years

  • Driver must have had a license for at least one year

  • Must be booked with 24 hour notice

  • This self-drive experience must start and finish at the Retreat

  • Available April 1 to September 30

Guided Photography Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula

Private | 5 hours | 20 pictures | ISK 160,000 | 2 persons

Additional person | ISK 80,000

Combining a chauffeur-driven luxury sedan, an expert photographer who is also a seasoned guide, and a mesmerizing landscape, this tour allows you to explore the stunning landmarks of the Reykjanes Peninsula while ensuring you have a photographic record of your journey.

Reykjanes in a private helicopter

Private | 1 hour | From ISK 360,000-ISK 483,000 | 1-5 persons

Soaring across the Reykjanes Peninsula in a private helicopter, you will be greeted by visions of sprawling lava fields, geysers, mud pools, hot springs, endless craters, stunning lakes, extinct volcanoes, and an astounding aerial view of the Blue Lagoon. This airborne excursion can also be expanded to include other parts of Iceland.

  • If the tour is cancelled because of bad weather, you won’t be charged.

Northern Lights

Private | 4 hours | ISK 137,000 | 1-4 persons

Private | 4 hours | ISK 210,000 | 1-9 persons

From September to April, the Reykjanes Peninsula becomes an extraordinary location for witnessing the sublime majesty of the Northern Lights. When the skies are clear and the sun is active, auroral displays illuminate the arctic cosmos with dazzling, everchanging profusions of shapes and colors.

  • This tour is dependent on conditions that favor the Northern Lights.

  • If the tour is cancelled, you will not be charged.

  • Available between September 1 until April 15.


1 hour tour ISK 15,900 / per person for 2 people on a bike ISK 20,900 / per person for a single bike

1,5 hour tour ISK 19,900 / per person for 2 people on a bike ISK 25,900 / per person for a single bike

2 hour tour ISK 22,900 / per person for 2 people on a bike ISK 29,900 / per person for a single bike

3 to 4 hour tour ISK 29,900 / per person for 2 people on a bike ISK 39,900 / per person for a single bike

Spend a few exhilarating hours motoring across lava fields, black sand beaches, red gravel roads, and astonishing lunar-like mountainscapes. An intense, rewarding journey.

  • Please be aware that a valid driver’s license is needed to drive the ATVs.

  • Likewise, the age limit for riding the ATV is 6 years old.

Snorkeling in Kleifarvatn

Private tour | 5-6 hours | ISK 200,000 with pick-up | 1-6 persons

Snorkel in a caldera among the newly discovered subaquatic hot springs at Kleifarvatn lake. With bubbles rising all around you, the sensation has been described as snorkelling in a glass of champagne. The tour starts with an 800 meter walk to the lakeshore where you put on your dry suit, followed by a 50 meter swim across the caldera to the lake’s geothermal area—an extraordinary location teeming with mineral deposits and hot springs.

Operated from May 1. – September 30.

  • All necessary equipment.

  • Must sign a medical statement before the tour.

  • Must fit in a dry suit chart -Must be able to swim and physically fit.

  • Must not be pregnant.

Inside the Volcano

5-6 hours | ISK 47,000 per person

Experience the breathtaking realm of the interior of a volcano. Descend into the earth and discover an unforgettable subterranean wonderland as you explore the spellbinding geology of lava chambers created thousands of years ago by Iceland’s tremendous eruptive powers.

Operated from May 10 to October 20.

  • Transfer not included.

  • Approximately 73 km from the Retreat.

Lava Tunnel

1 hour | ISK 7,400 per person

3-4 hours | ISK 21,900 per person

Explore Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and most astonishing lava tunnels in Iceland. A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic event as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter, spectacular ice sculptures form inside the cave’s entrance, enhancing the breathtaking nature of this lava tunnel experience.

  • Transfer not included.

  • Approximately 60 km from the Retreat.

Sea Kayaking

2 hours | ISK 12,000 per person without pick-up

A two-hour sea adventure that takes you to the shores of Vatnsleysuströnd—a 15 km beach on the north coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Experience the area’s spellbinding lava fields and idyllic farms from the unique perspective of the ocean as frozen-in-time magma formations reveal themselves in the tide.

  • Operated from May 1. – September 30.

Beyond Reykjanes

Expand your horizons beyond the Reykjanes Peninsula and discover a wealth of thrilling possibilities, from the nightlife of Reykjavík to the adrenalizing rush of snowmobiling across a glacier.

Golden Circle by car

Private | 8 hours | ISK 205,000 | 1-4 persons

Private | 8 hours | ISK 247,000| 1-9 persons

Private Super Jeep | 8-10 hours | from ISK 205,000 | 1-5 persons

Encompassing three iconic landmarks of Icelandic nature— Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall—the Golden Circle is a journey of startling beauty where you encounter unforgettable geological phenomena.

Golden Circle in a private helicopter

Private | 2- 2,5 hours | From ISK 640,000-ISK 966,000 | 1-5 persons

Experience the Golden Circle from above. Fly across Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall as the volcanic earth’s geological marvels reveal themselves against a spellbinding backdrop of enchanting terrain, thundering rivers, and sprawling lava fields. Liberated from the constraints of the roads below, you see the Golden Circle in a new light.

  • If the tour is cancelled because of bad weather, you won’t be charged.

South Shore by car

Private | 10 hours | ISK 247,000 | 1-4 persons

Private | 10 hours | ISK 299,000 | 1-9 persons

Private Super Jeep | 8-10 hours | from ISK 205,000 | 1-5 persons

From black sand beaches to glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, and volcanoes, the south shore of Iceland is a place of powerful, breathtaking beauty. The highlights of this tour include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the subglacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull, the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, and the striking rock formations, Reynisdrangar and Dyrhólaey.


1 hour

From ISK 29,000-ISK 32,500 per person for 2 people on a snowmobile

From ISK 39,000-ISK 42,500 per person for a single snowmobile

1 hour + 1 hour ice cave

From ISK 34,000-ISK 42,000 per person for 2 people on a snowmobile

From ISK 44,000-ISK 50,500 per person for a single snowmobile

Zooming across the vastness of Langjökull glacier, you feel the full-blown adrenaline rush of gliding through a pristine snowscape, ascending to heights that reveal mesmerizing panoramas of Iceland’s untamed, untouched wilderness.

  • A valid driver’s license is required.

  • Transfer not included.

  • Tour departs from Gullfoss Café which is 161 km from the Retreat (approximately 2,5 hours by car).

Whale Watching

3-4 hours | ISK 11990 per person

Beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales— these are the species commonly seen on this extraordinary tour. Departing from Reykjavík, you are brought face-to-face with the graceful power and stunning acrobatics of the mammoth creatures found in Iceland’s coastal waters.

If the tour is cancelled because of bad weather, you won’t be charged. Transfer not included.

Reykjavík Gourmet Tour

Private | 5 hours | ISK 136,000| 2 persons

Additional person | ISK 37,500

Your local gourmet guide will take you through the charming streets of the Old City of Reykjavík. You will feel, taste and enjoy the tailor made tasting menus at selected local favorite restaurants, bars and hidden local gems. The real experience for fun loving foodies that want to explore the secrets of the city and its cuisine and culture. Tasting involves food, beers, wine and street food and fun times with your local.

  • Tour departs from Reykjavík and is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík is not included.

Horse riding

1 hour | ISK 12,500 per person (for beginner riders)

1,5-2 hours | ISK 15,900 per person (for intermediate riders)

2,5-3 hours | ISK 20,900 per person (for experienced riders)

Experience the landscape riding astride an Icelandic horse – a breed legendary for its diminutive size, remarkable strength, and peaceful spirit.

  • Tour departs from Hafnarfjörður and is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel.

  • Transfer not included.

The Poet’s Path

4-5 hours | ISK 187,000 for two people / ISK 210,000 for four people

Departing from the Retreat, you’ll travel by chauffeur-driven sedan to Gljúfrasteinn, the home of Nobel Prize-winning author Halldór Laxness. Converted into a museum in 2004, Gljúfrasteinn remains unchanged from the days when Laxness was a resident. After exploring Gljúfrasteinn, you’ll take a leisurely hike along the river Kaldakvísl to the entrancing Helgufoss waterfall for a picnic prepared by the Retreat’s culinary team. Laxness often traveled this route seeking inspiration, which is why it has become known as the Poet’s Path.

The tour will conclude with a return trip to the Retreat.


  • Transfers

  • Museum admission with audio guide

  • Picnic box with Champagne

-May 1 to September 30

Icelandic Art: Historic & Contemporary

5 hours | ISK 195,000 for two people / ISK 203,000 for four people

Departing from the Retreat, you’ll travel by chauffeur-driven sedan to Kjarvalsstaðir museum in Reykjavík, which houses the paintings of Johannes S. Kjarval, one of the giants of 20th century Icelandic art. A private guided tour will introduce you to Kjarval's extraordinary body of work. Following the tour, there will be an optional lunch break at the museum's bistro. You'll then proceed to Höfuðstöðin for a viewing of Chromo Sapiens—a multisensory installation created by Icelandic artist Shoplifter (Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir).


  • Transfers

  • Kjarvalstaðir admission with audio guide

  • Höfuðstöðin admission

-Available year-round

Þoran Distillery Tour & Marberg Gin Tasting

90 minutes | From ISK 73,100 for 1-4 people

Ready for an off-the-beaten-path adventure? Look no further than Þoran Distillery in Hafnarfjordur's industrial area. Take a 90-minute tour and tasting to explore the production of gin, limoncello, and traditional Icelandic schnapps, brennivín. Learn about the secret ingredients and unique processes that go into creating these delicious spirits, and sample barrel-aged Marberg gin straight from the barrel. When you arrive, you'll be warmly welcomed by master distiller Birgir Mar, who will share his knowledge and experience. Located just 25 minutes from the Retreat, Þoran Distillery is the perfect addition to your itinerary.

You're sure to leave in high spirits!

- Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

- Transfers included.

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Terms & Conditions

All tours and transfers are operated through third parties.

Please note that Blue Lagoon is not responsible for delays, cancellations, or accidents arising from tours or transfers provided by third parties.

Cancellations and Booking Modifications:

All cancellations or changes must be communicated in writing to:

Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours prior to arrival or a penalty of the tour will be billed.

The same applies to no-shows.

No-shows will be charged to the client or credit card guaranteeing the reservation.

Rate Information:

Rates are in ISK. Exchange rates for other currencies are at the discretion of Blue Lagoon. All rates are subject to change.

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