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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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  • Picture from eruption site July 3rd. Picture by H0rdur

    New eruption - new lava! Important information

    Important information for travellers looking into hiking to the eruption site.
  • The ultimate packing list for your Iceland visit

    It’s a long standing joke amongst Icelanders that if you don’t like the weather, you should just wait five minutes and you’ll be served up something different. The country’s location in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean means that conditions are changeable, to put it mildly. That doesn’t have to impact your itinerary, so long as you’re prepared to be a little flexible, but it can cause headaches for first-time visitors as they struggle to decide what to pack for their trip. Though it’s tempting to throw everything in, lugging all that gear around with you won’t be fun, even if you sling it in the boot of a rental car. But how do you know what to chuck in and what to leave out without regretting those decisions once you get there?
  • Everything you need to know about the Reykjanes Peninsula volcanoes

    When the Fagradalsfjall eruption kicked off in March 2021, it captured the world’s attention. This little known volcano had slumbered on the Reykjanes Peninsula for centuries before waking up in dramatic style. For six months, and again briefly in 2022, magma rose to form restless lakes of lava which churned and overflowed. Fountains of molten rock exploded into the air and red hot rivers snaked down its flanks, altering the landscape for good. Visitors hurried to take a closer look, hiking up the valley ridge and flying over the scene in helicopters and small planes. But Fagradalsfjall is not the only volcano in the region. On the Reykjanes Peninsula, there are a handful of volcanic systems, some more lively than others. A volcanic system is defined as a group of volcanoes that share the same magma chamber, in other words are fed from the same build up of magma below the surface. Elsewhere in Iceland, many volcanic systems take their name from a central volcano – as with Hekla or Katla. In the Reykjanes Peninsula, these systems don’t have as clear a focus so their name refers to a wider geothermal area. Here’s everything you need to know about the Reykjanes Peninsula volcanoes.
  • 5 things to do near KEF airport

    The best kinds of trips are those where you get to know a destination by interacting with its residents and doing things you wouldn’t do usually at home. Of course, once you arrive at the airport, all you need is two feet and a sense of adventure: hikers will be delighted at the extraordinary sight of nearby Fagradalsfjall volcano even though the eruption’s currently on pause and the lava’s subsided. But although there’s plenty to see in this part of Iceland, there’s a lot to be said for basing your itinerary around pastimes that are much more active. The good news is that you don’t have to venture far from Keflavik Airport to find some fun things to do. Before you hit the road for Reykjavik and beyond, here are five things to do near Keflavik Airport.

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