Reykjanes Peninsula

To the northeast of Keflavík's harbour sits the larger-than-life Giantess, a giant troll character from Herdís Egilsdóttir’s children’s books. A local art collective created the enormous figure, who sits in a rocking chair in her black cave. Take the walking path next to the boats on the left side of the harbour to find the cave.

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Nearby Reykjanes Peninsula attractions

1. Duushús

0.14 MILES

In a long red warehouse by the harbour, Duushús is Keflavík’s historic cultural centre. There’s a permanent exhibition of around 60 of Grímur Karlsson’s…

4. Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll

1.33 MILES

This museum delves into the history of the awesome Icelandic music scene, from Björk to Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men. Admission includes a walking…

5. Keflavík Airport Art

2.27 MILES

There are two gigantic sculptures in front of the terminal building at Keflavík International Airport – Magnús Tómasson’s Þotuhreiður (Jet Nest) resembles…

6. Víkingaheimar

2.42 MILES

At the eastern end of Njarðvík's waterfront, the spectacular Víkingaheimar is a Norse exhibition centre built in one beautiful, sweeping architectural…

7. Stekkjarkot


On the point near Víkingaheimar, the tiny folk museum Stekkjarkot is housed in a restored turf house, abandoned in 1924, with parts dating to the 19th…

8. Sudurnes Science & Learning Center


This scientific learning centre has a fascinating exhibit about Polar explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, whose ship Pourquois Pas? wrecked near here in 1936 …