Day 8: Reykjanes – Reykjavik City Tour (B/L/D)
Today, discover the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula with old lava flows, the grand barrenness, ruff shore-side, spectacular breaking surf, hot spring areas, small fishing villages and abundant bird life. Stop near a tall lighthouse to the pinnacles of rock, in which birds nest in summer at the extreme tip of the peninsula. Next, cross a small bridge between two continents, the American and Eurasian continental plates. Then, head back toReykjavik for a city tour and learn about the life of the Icelandic capital from its very beginning till the present day. Pass by Hallgrimskirkja Church and enjoy a photo stop at Hofoi house, where the Reagan/Gorbachev summit meeting took place in 1986. From the City Hall, take a walk through the city centre to the street where the first settler built his house. Next visit the Parliament, Lutheran cathedral, the sculpture of Skuli Magnusson, the founder of Reykjavik and Jon sigurosson. After which, drive past the Catholic Church and enjoy the panoramic view over Reykjavik, the fjord and mountains from the balcony at the pearl.