THE AMAZING LAVA FIELDS OF REYKJANES
The Reykjanes peninsula is a geothermal wonder, where lighthouses outnumber villages. Besides hosting the Keflavík International Airport and, just a few minutes away, the spectacular Blue Lagoon, the Reykjanes peninsula is a destination in its own right.
THE AREA IS A VERITABLE HOTBED FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. THE DRAMATIC, RUGGED LANDSCAPE FEATURES VOLCANIC CRATERS, CAVES, LAVA FIELDS, GEOTHERMAL WATERS AND HOT SPRINGS, IN ADDITION TO A VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, CHURCHES, LIGHTHOUSES, AND FESTIVALS.
The Reykjanes peninsula has several high-temperature geothermal areas, three of which have been harnessed to generate electricity. Nowhere on earth is the junction in the earth's crust between the European and American tectonic plates as clearly visible as on the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is a veritable hotbed for recreational activities. The dramatic, rugged landscape features volcanic craters, caves, lava fields, geothermal waters, and hot springs, in addition to a variety of restaurants, museums, churches, lighthouses, and festivals.