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You could spend your whole holiday on the Reykjanes peninsula. Stand on the bridge spanning the continents. Take a thrilling ATV ride up to a moonscape of mountains, volcanoes and lava fields. Bathe in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, with its warm, healing waters. Ride the Icelandic horse. Go hiking, bird watching and caving. Catch your breath—you are just beginning! Many hiking trails are in the area and they are well marked. This is a favorite area of outdoor enthusiasts.
The area is actually home to a plethora of geological phenomena and historical sites, which can all be accessed within an hour drive.

While many of Iceland’s visitors are already familiar with the Blue Lagoon which is located on the Reykjanes peninsula, most are unaware that there is an abundance of hot springs, lava fields, volcanic craters and other related phenomena just around the corner. Reykjanes is where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises above the ocean’s surface. The mid-Atlantic ridge is a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, which separates the Eurasian Plate and North American Plate in the North Atlantic. It is also the longest mountain range in the world. This is why the geological activity is especially vivid in Reykjanes.

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You could spend your whole holiday on the Reykjanes peninsula. Stand on the bridge spanning the continents. Take a thrilling ATV ride up to a moonscape of mountains, volcanoes and lava fields. Bathe in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, with its warm, healing waters. Ride the Icelandic horse. Go hiking, bird watching and caving. Catch your breath—you are just beginning! Many hiking trails are in the area and they are well marked. This is a favorite area of outdoor enthusiasts.
The area is actually home to a plethora of geological phenomena and historical sites, which can all be accessed within an hour drive.

While many of Iceland’s visitors are already familiar with the Blue Lagoon which is located on the Reykjanes peninsula, most are unaware that there is an abundance of hot springs, lava fields, volcanic craters and other related phenomena just around the corner. Reykjanes is where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises above the ocean’s surface. The mid-Atlantic ridge is a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, which separates the Eurasian Plate and North American Plate in the North Atlantic. It is also the longest mountain range in the world. This is why the geological activity is especially vivid in Reykjanes.

You can find extraordinary shapes in Háleyjabunga and Valahnjúkur mountains, hot springs of all sorts, natural pools, an exhibition on harnessing the earth‘s awesome power in Reykjanesvirkjun, a sandy beach in Sandvík or you can cross a bridge over the tectonic plates to name a few. Birdwatchers are in luck as Krísuvíkurberg is home to one of Iceland‘s largest bird populations. Hafnarberg is also a beautiful bird watching site. In Garður town there is currently being put up a bird watching centre, there is also a bird watching center in Sandgerði and in Garðskagsviti lighthouse. All these sites are relatively easy to access. If you have your own car, you can simply drive up to most of them.

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