Attractions

Natural Feature in Southwestern Reykjanes

Gunnuhver

Boardwalks allow visitors to get close to the eerie Gunnuhver site, which is filled with vigorously bubbling mud pools and billowing steam. Some observation areas get frighteningly close to the smoking geothermal ac…
Natural Feature in Southwestern Reykjanes

Valahnúkur

These strangely shaped cliffs and hardened volcanic ash layers were formed in an eruption in the early 1900s. The formations are named tuffs, and consist of volcanic glass, which is the result of 1200°C magma coolin…
Bridge in Southwestern Reykjanes

The Bridge Between Two Continents

A walkway over a canyon, which was formed when the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifted. These plates drift apart around 2cm a year. Visitors can stand below in the 6m-high canyon or on the 18m bridge…
Lighthouse in Southwestern Reykjanes

Reykjanesviti Lighthouse

The first lighthouse in the area was built in 1878, but sadly it wasn't to last. A severe earthquake in Valahnúkur at the beginning of the 20th century caused it to topple into the sea. A new 26m tall lighthouse was…