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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40-c_Seltjörn
difficulty Easy
Snorrastaðatjarnir / Háibjalli
Háibjalli is a 10 m high normal fault next to the ponds of Snorrastaðatjarnir. The location is rich in...
18_Rosmhvalanes
difficulty Easy
Rosmhvalanes
A large flat area that represents the oldest part of the Reykjanes peninsula. The topmost bedrock is heavily eroded...
46_Drykkjarsteinn pano1j
length 1 km
difficulty Easy
Drykkjarsteinn
A large rock at the old track between Krýsuvík and Grindavík, The Rock of Drinks. It has three holes,...
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....
14_Katlahraun
length 2 km
difficulty Easy
Katlahraun
Hornitos in the Hrútagjá lava shield flow. Hornitos usually form due to powerful degassing at crater edges. These ones,...
23_Sundhnúksröð_hd
length 8 km
difficulty Average
Sundhnúksröð
A monogenetic crater row formed about 2,300 years ago. The lava flow entered the sea (where the town of...