The Reykjanes peninsula
The Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland is an amazing place, for many reasons. The area is defined by its large lava fields, historical volcanism, numerous hot springs, geothermal energy and rugged landscape. It also holds two of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the world famous Blue lagoon.
The peninsula is an active volcanic system under its surface, situated at the south western end of the island. The peninsula is rather sparsely populated except for Reykjanesbaer, which is the largest town on the Peninsula.
This rugged area of unordinary beauty and unique landscape has always been best known for its fish industry the lighthouses and of course The Blue Lagoon. Some say that the lighthouses outnumber the villages. The main fishing towns to be found there are Grindavík, Sandgerði, Garður, Reykjanesbær and Vogar.
For more detailed information about attractions, villages and activities in the Reykjanes Peninsula be sure to go throught our destination guide.