Reykjavik city tour, Reykjanes peninsula and the Blue Lagoon.
Day 7, May 18th, 2002
Reykjavik day tour by tourist bus and excursion to the blue lagoon for a bath in the warm thermal waters. Excursion to the geothermal fields on the Reykjanes peninsula discovering a world made of fumaroles and boiling mud pots.
Reykjavik is a beautiful city counting about 110.000 residents and is the capital of Iceland. I've used Reykjavik as a base point for all my day trips, because of the airport conveniently located in a walking distance from the city's center. On the top-left picture, the structure from which I took all the other panoramic pictures.
Nice sculptures near the city's centre.
The geothermal area on the Reykjanes peninsula, about 40 kilometers from Reykjavik. Again, the Earth's crust is very thin here, and very hot underground, so I have to be very carefully while walking and do not leave the marked route for any reason.Click HERE
for a video
of the mud pots (6 megabytes).
Tour in the Blue Lagoon and bath. Today the temperature is +7°C but the wind chill factor is as low as +1°C. It wasn't very comfortable to take the above pictures wearing just my swimsuit... but it was an interesting experience and the next time I would like to try when it is -10°C or lower. Then, I went in the water, which has a temperature of around 40°C and spent half an hour there.