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Visit Reykjanes is the destination marketing and management organization for the Reykjanes peninsula and Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark. Only a stone’s throw from Keflavík International Airport and only 30 minutes from the vibrant capital, Reykjavík.

The Reykjanes peninsula is a natural powerhouse. Not only because of the recent volcanic activity but as the area is permanently marked by the Mid-Atlantic ridge and there are only a few places around the world – where you can see such a rift up close. See where the country is being ripped apart, inch by inch. See how the lava fields, overgrown with moss, bear witness to volcanic eruptions that happened millennia ago and the ongoing eruption in Fagradalsfjall. This rugged beauty is home to a community that puts sustainability and innovation at its core.

The area offers nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and geology connoisseurs and laymen alike a rare opportunity for discovery. And the lunar landscapes, friendly communities, and the short distance from Iceland’s capital Reykjavík mean that curiosity can be quenched with ease.

Feel how the nutritious seawater at the Blue Lagoon can soften and soothe your skin. And climb hike, or bike in an area marked by survival and volatility. Take a breath and witness just how amazing our region is. We will assist you in finding the right fit for you and your customers regarding services and experience. Our partners always aim to provide the best possible experience that the area and its people have to offer.

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  • New 360° aerial panorama of Fagradalsfjall Volcano (May 2022)

    New 360° aerial panorama of Fagradalsfjall Volcano (May 2022)

    We recently visited the Fagradalsfjall eruption site and captured a new 360° panorama of the area. Gives you a great overview of the hiking paths, parking lots, and place names. Scroll down and interact with the map.
  • Earthquake swarm prompts civil protection alert on Reykjanes Peninsula

    Earthquake swarm prompts civil protection alert on Reykjanes Peninsula

    The state police civil protection department last night declared an uncertainty phase—the lowest of Iceland’s three elevated alert levels—due to the earthquake swarm that began yesterday near Eldvörp, on the Reykjanes peninsula. The civil protection department met yesterday evening to discuss the situation. --> Show caution in and around mountains/hills/slopes due to danger of rockfall/landslides.
  • What to bring on your volcano hike in Iceland during Summer or Spring

    What to bring on your volcano hike in Iceland during Summer or Spring

    Move over Eyjafjallajökull – there’s a new volcano in town! Thousands of visitors flocked to Reykjanes in 2021 to watch the spectacular eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano. The eruption’s over (for now at least), but it left behind a dramatic landscap…
  • The top 5 attractions around Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    The top 5 attractions around Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    There’s plenty to see in the immediate vicinity of Fagradalsfjall volcano. This part of Reykjanes is littered with fascinating ruins and wrecks, as well as bearing evidence of past eruptions in its lava landscape and geothermal properties in its stea…

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