Try Reykjanes and The Lava Tunnel

Often we get the question what to do in Iceland when it rains or the weather turns bad?  When traveling in Iceland it is often difficult to have a rigid travel plan due to the changing weather.

So make plan A, B and C and decide what to do when the weather is good and what to do if the weather turns for the worse.

Reykjavík can actually be quite nice in the rain. The city walk can be just as mesmerizing in the rain and there are loads of museums and cafes to enjoy. Try the countless swimming pools or visit the Blue Lagoon is a perfect activity on a bad day. But there are also some amazing activities just outside Reykjavík that don’t require perfect weather. The lava fields and geothermal areas are just as beautiful in the rain.

The Lava Tunnel – Hottest new attraction in Iceland

The Reykjanes Peninsula has some of the most beautiful mud-pots and geysers in Iceland. Gunnuhver and Seltún are at the heart of the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and truly worth the visit. The area also boosts some incredible sea cliffs and black beaches that are much more dramatic in bad weather and last but not least there is Raufarhólshellir, better known as The Lava Tunnel, on of the longest and best known lava tubes in Iceland and one of the hottest new destination in the country. An accessible activity for the whole family with great experienced guides that lead you through the cave. The Lava Tunnel is only 35 minutes from Reykjavík. So try a Reykjanes peninsula tour on your own or with some of the tour operators we work with and make sure to stop at The Lava Tunnel. The Lava Tunnel is even more dramatic when the wind is howling outside. Just remember to dress appropriately it can be both wet and cold.