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Reykjanes (Iceland)

Practical information on Reykjanes

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Port
  • Volcano
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30km by car or bus from Reykjavik
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Less than a day

Reviews of Reykjanes

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A beautiful peninsula on Reykjavik's doorstep that's often overlooked by tourists.

My suggestion:
Take the time to explore it - its sites are well worth the while!
My review

Reykjanes is a must during a trip to Iceland, not least because it's on this peninsula that you'll find the international airport. Most tourists land and head straight off on a bus to visit other destinations, which is a shame as the peninsula has some superb sites on offer. 

I particularly loved the coast with its pitch black cliffs and straw-coloured vegetation. Reykjanes is on the rift where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and boasts a volcanic landscape. I was impressed by Gunnuhver with its fumaroles and solfatares. 

There's also a bridge linking the two continents, which is a pleasant place to stop before you head to the Blue Lagoon - a must for those who want to unwind during their trip and enjoy hot springs and its pool.  

Tours and travel ideas Reykjanes

  • Boutique travel
Best of Iceland and Reykjavik tours
Length 8 days Approx. $2,530
  • Off the beaten track
Best of the West
Length 9 days Approx. $2,410
  • Highlights
Southern Iceland road trip
Length 7 days Approx. $1,110
  • Highlights
Natural wonders along the ring road
Length 8 days Approx. $1,180
  • Highlights
Winter road trip for families
Length 8 days Approx. $1,200
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