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!

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Kleifarvatn lake

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 beautiful 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.

Small villages

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.

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.