Reykjanes in a day
The Reykjanes peninsula is a hidden secret that not too many know about. Therefore most people only drive to and from the airport with a stop at the Blue lagoon. The peninsula however has much more to offer and is well worth spending a full day there and here is why!
Kleifarvatn lake is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula. The surroundings are extremely beautiful and peaceful. The road can be a bit narrow and difficult to drive at times, just be careful and you will be fine. As you can see on the video, it is a perfect place for a northern lights hunt if you are planning on taking pictures/videos and need a beatiful background.
The bridge between two contients
Visitors of all ages enjoy visiting the bridge that connects the two continents. Don´t forget to make a stop by the bridge and take the camera with you!
Krýsuvík is a geothermal area on the Reykjanes peninsula. It consists of several geothermal fields and in the area you can find sofataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs. In summer Krýsuvík is a popular hiking area as it is a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit.
There are many lovey small fishing villages on the Reykjanes peninsula that is fun to visit, like Garður and Sandgerði. Drive through, get a cup of coffee and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the villages.
Gunnuhver hot spring
Gunnuhver is a hot spring at Reykjanes. Collectively mud pools and steam vents are called Gunnuhver. When you step out of the car you instantly smell the sulphur and see a lot of steam. Earthquakes are very common on the Reykjanes peninsula but they are usually rather small. However they have caused a minor slip on a fissure that passes through Gunnuhver. /span>
The Blue lagoon
The Blue lagoon in Grindavík is one of Iceland´s most famous place. It it well worth the visit and everyone can relax and unwind in the lagoon.