For your last day with the guide, you will go to the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Geopark in the south west, given this title for its interesting geothermal and volcanic features. First up is Strandarkirkja, a very traditional Icelandic church built on the coast, with beautiful ocean views. Many fishermen come here to pray for luck before heading out into the dangerous waters. See if you can spot the painted elf houses on the grounds of the church that really add to the quaint countryside atmosphere. The moon like surroundings near Lake Kleifarvatn, the next destination, are truly something to be admired. On the south side of the lake you will find Krýsuvík, a geothermal hotspot, with vents ejecting hot sulfurous steam from the earth, and brightly colored springs and bubbling mud pools are all around. Next is Grindavík, a sizeable fishing village, where you can stop to buy lunch (we recommend fish). Finally, it is time for the spa, the famous Blue Lagoon, known for its mineral rich waters, which have proven medical healing properties. The combination of the naturally warm waters and the stunning volcanic landscape is a perfect recipe for relaxation. You will be provided with a towel, and will receive a mud mask and drink in the lagoon, but make sure you bring swimming clothes, or you will need to rent from the reception. After the perfect rejuvenating end to the tour, head back to Reykjavík with your guide, before parting ways for a free evening to spend however you like. We recommend checking out the restaurants and walking around the city, especially the harbor area. Your last night is spent overnight in a hotel in Reykjavík.
Driving distance: 300km / 186 miles