Once an unassuming fishing village, Grindavik is coming into its own as a tourism destination in Iceland and not just because it is home to the nation’s most popular attraction, the one-of-a-kind Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Grindavik boasts breathtaking natural beauty with a variety of hiking trails and a newly opened camping area sporting state-of-the-art facilities.
The surrounding nature offers endless adventure opportunities to enjoy the geothermal landscapes including ATV riding, horseback riding, lava cave exploration, trout fishing, a 13-hole seaside golf course, and bird watching from dramatic sea-cliffs.
The vibrant village relies on a strong local fishing industry, which is well represented at the Icelandic Saltfish Museum and at the lively family activities at the Festival of the Sea every June. There are many charming shops and restaurants to discover throughout Grindavik and fresh fish in particular is a favorite on the menu among visitors and locals alike.