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Grænavatn

Two maar type explosion craters, probably over 6000 years old.

The age difference between the craters is probably small. Both of the craters are lake-filled today. The trend of the crater rows is the same as that of earthquake fractures of the Reykjanes Peninsula, generally trend SW-NE. 

 

Location: Close to road 428.

Grænavatn

Grænavatn

Two maar type explosion craters, probably over 6000 years old. The age difference between the craters is probably small. Both of the craters are lake
Seltún

Seltún

An important high temperature geothermal area. Many study opportunities due to the great variety of features. A boardwalk leads through the area. Sel
Krýsuvík

Krýsuvík

Popular recreational destination with many interesing hiking paths.  Columns of steam rise skywards, bubbling mud pools play their rhythmical symphon
Reykjanes nature reserve

Reykjanes nature reserve

A large nature reserve ideal for recreation and to explore in the nature. The nature reserve is about 300 square kilometres and is by far the largest
Geitahlid

Geitahlid

A table mountain just east of farm Krysuvik.  Geitahlíð is both a doleritie shield volcano and a table mountain. It is 386 metres high on the souther
Vigdísarvellir

Vigdísarvellir

Ruins of the old farms Bali and Vigdísarvellir. Camping site sorrounded by beautiful scenery.  Location: Road 428 closed on winter time. 
Djúpavatn, Spákonuvatn and Arnarvatn

Djúpavatn, Spákonuvatn and Arnarvatn

Three lakes in the hylaoclastite Ice Age ridges Vesturháls and Sveifluháls, containing groundwater. Djúpavatn is partly a crater lake, close to Djúpav
Stóra-Eldborg next to Geitahlíð

Stóra-Eldborg next to Geitahlíð

Eldborg is by far the highest of five craters lying along a volcanic fissure in the slopes of Geitafell, and is often called Stóra-Eldborg (Big-Eldbor
Birding trails - Hraunsvík - Kleifarvatn

Birding trails - Hraunsvík - Kleifarvatn

Hraunsvík Hraunsvík is a bird cliff east of Grindavík. Kittiwakes and Fulmars breed on the cliff, but seabirds, ducks, and marine mammals often catch
Sogasel

Sogasel

Ruins of a shieling(hut), used for cattles during the summer time. The shieling was located in a crater.   Location: Short walk from road 428 (only
Sogin

Sogin

A depression in a hyaloclastite ridge. The area is colourful due to intese high temperature alternation and a few mud pools and solfataras.  Locatio
Krýsuvíkurberg

Krýsuvíkurberg

Sea cliffs with colorful birdlife. Accessible and very interesting 15 km wide and 40 m high sea cliffs which attract over 57 thousand seabird couples