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The world class waves of Reykjanes - a surfers hotspot

Icelanders Elli Thor Magnusson and Heiðar Logi invited an international cast of pro surfers to join them on a chase for some of Iceland's remotest and wildest waves. They found some of those waves by Reykjanes peninsula, a frequent hotspot for Iceland’s best surfers.

Filmmakers Mike Bromley and Ryan Meichtry followed the Icelandic duo, photographer Elli Thor and pro surfer Heidar Logi, into the deepest parts of Iceland's frozen wave country, along with international pros Conor Maguire, Natxo Gonzalez, Russell Bierke, and Noah Wegrich. On surf trips like this, it's as much about the epic waves you score as it is about the adventure getting there and the company along the way. Don't miss one of the year's best far-flung surf explorations. 


Heiðar Logi and Elli Thor searching for the perfect wave on the south coast of Reykjanes.

Valahnúkamöl and "The Man" are popular viewing points in the Reykjanes area.

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík