Reykjanes is a small peninsula in Iceland, just south of Reykjavik. It is well known because one of the main Icelandic atractions, the Blue Lagoon, is located there, as well as Keflavik airport. But Reykjanes is more than just the Blue Lagoon, it is much more!
The peninsula is situated in a volcanic area. Almost all of its surface is geothermal or lava fields, so vegetation is almost inexistent. To compensate the lack of vegetal life, Reykjanes is full of seabirds, horse farms, beautiful lighthouses, huge cliffs, volcanos and lava formations, lakes of incredible colours… You can even walk between two continents, the European and American tectonic plaques!
But the most impresive landscapes in Reykjanes are the two geothermal areas, Gunnuhver and Krýsuvik. There the ground is hot, very hot. There are fumaroles, solfaratas and pots where the mud boils. The land is coloured in vivid green, red, yellow and grey and the air smells of sulfur. Here you feel as if you were on another planet!