Our Geosites

Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark is an area of 829 square kilometers, 0.85% of Iceland. There the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level. Various forms of volcanic activity that has shaped the peninsula for a long time. In the Geopark it’s easy to find geothermal activity and see the shaping of different landscapes, hundreds of different craters, caves and lava fields, a variety of bird life, astonishing cliffs, high geothermal activity, and black sand beaches.
The Geopark and its hiking trails are accessible all year round.

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34_Keilir9_Þráinn-vefur
length 8 km
difficulty Easy
Keilir / Keilisbörn
A cone-shaped hyaloclastite mountain attached to a low ridge (Keilisbörn). The formation stems from an eruption beneath an Ice...
24_Sveifluháls
length more
difficulty Average
Sveifluháls
One of the largest multi-summit hyaloclastite ridges in the Geopark. It is interesting for its variety of hyaloclastite formations;...
32_Hópsnes2_Þráinn-vefur
difficulty Easy
Hópsnes
A spit next to the town of Grindavík. It was formed during an eruption from a row of craters...
21_Sog1_Þráinn-vefur
length 2 km
difficulty Easy
Sog
A set of fluvial gullies and prows to the southwest of Trölladyngja. The area is colourful due to intense...
35_Kleifarvatn2_Þráinn-vefur
difficulty Easy
Kleifarvatn
The largest lake on the peninsula, 9.1 sq. km and 97 m deep, in a depression between the Brennisteinsfjöll...
41_Sogasel_hd
difficulty Easy
Sogasel
Ruins of a shieling (a hut used during the pasture period for the sheep) close to Grænadyngja and Sog....