Located next to Iceland's main international airport, Keflavik offers great opportunities for combining turnarounds with a visit to the geological wonders of the Reykjanes Geopark.
The Reykjanes peninsula is a certified UNESCO Global Geopark.
It is home to many important geological formations, some of which are utterly unique, including numerous types of volcanoes in at least four separate volcanic zones, with hundreds of open fissures and faults. The last eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula began in March 2021.
Reykjanes Geopark has listed 56 sites as Geosites that are significant to the geological and cultural heritage of the region and some of them are highlighted in the port attractions.
- A volcanic eruption started in Mt. Fagradalsfjall in March 2021 and is ongoing when this text is updated. Located only 30 minutes away from the Harbour, it is a magnificent scene to visit.
- The Blue Lagoon is one of the 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic. The Blue Lagoon’s unique geothermal seawater cleanses, heals, rejuvenates, and bringing radiance to the mind and body.
- Reykjanes exhibitions and museums offer visitors an experience and tours into the culture and history of the region which reaches back to Iceland’s settlement.
- The Reykjanes Peninsula with its moonlike landscape is popular for outdoor activities. Whether it is soaking in geothermal waters in the local swimming pool, hiking, snorkelling, driving an ATV, mountain biking, kayaking or sea-angling, it is a tremendous way to experience Reykjanes Geopark for newcomers, and having great fun while doing it.
- To understand and witness the great natural and cultural highlights of the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, we highly recommend the geothermal area of Gunnuhver, the Bridge between continents where visitors can hike on the boundaries of the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the lighthouses of Reykjanes and Garðskagi, lake Kleifarvatn and ocean views at Brimketill a small, naturally carved pool, by marine erosion.