1. ON Geothermal Energy Exhibition
2. Strandakirkja - a small church in the area.
3. Geothermal area of Krysuvik
4. Gunnuhver - active hot spring
5. Brimketill - where you can see the huge waves from the Atlantic Ocean.
6. Grindavik - small fishing village
7. Reykjanesviti Lighthouse
8. Bridge Between Continents
9. Blue Lagoon
In Reykjanes Peninsula alone, there are so many interesting places to visit but we were only visited few places. During our first day, after we ate in my aunt’s house, we went back to the airport to pick-up my uncle (he works at the airport) and then he drove us around Keflavik and Reykjanes. One thing I noticed, walang kapuno-puno o halaman sa area. Just like in Norway, walang traffic and ang daming open space.
Check my video here so you can have a Glimpse of Reykjanes Peninsula.
During our road trip, we were able to see the small church in Iceland in Strandakirkja. I just don’t have a picture since we did not stop there. But do you know the reason why there is a small church in that coast?
Once upon a time, there was a farmer who was in danger, he was about to crash into the rocks but he prayed to God and promised that if he would survive, he will build a church in that shore. An angel appeared and rescued him to the shore. As he promised, he built a church. There was a church in that area since 12th century, the one that we saw was a new version.Gardskagi Lighthouse
At Gardskagi, you will find two lighthouses. There is one small lighthouse and one big lighthouse. The small lighthouse was built in 1897 so it is the older lighthouse. It is low so it is not affected if there is a fog but since it was near the coastline, sometimes it is not visible if there is a seastorm. It now serves as bird observatory so you can see a lot of birds in the area too.
In 1944, they build another lighthouse which is just a few meters away from the small lighthouse. This is the highest lighthouse in Iceland.
Rostin Restaurant is a famous restaurant in the area, which is open from 11:30 to 20:30.
There are a lot of fishing boats here because Reykjanes is known for the fishing industry.
On the road, we noticed a lot of rock stones and we even saw this one. My son told me “Mommy, this is not Iceland, this is Rockland”. hehehe! Maybe, he was expecting that this country is full of ice but we found rocks.
I don’t know the name of this place, but you can see the view of the city here and even volcano from afar. According to my aunt, they go here if there is snow, pwede magski.
Reykjanes is known for lava fields so this is the reason why you don’t see a lot of trees or plants here. Mahirap mabuhay sa bato ang mga halaman di ba? Though I’ve seen few trees, bilang lang sa daliri. Most of the time, you will see moss around the area.
Blue Lagoon is the popular tourist spot in Iceland, it is one of the 25 wonders of the world. It is near the airport so if you want you can go here straight from the airport, just make sure that you already book your appointment. We went here during on our second day in Iceland.
Read: Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Bridge Between Two Continents
There is nothing spectacular when you see the “Bridge Between Two Continents” because all you can see is a bridge. But knowing that this bridge connects two continents, North America and Europe, you will feel impressed. This bridge connects two land masses or two continents. Wow! I will share our experience in a separate post.
Read: Bridge Between Two Continents
The Golden Circle Tour in Iceland
The Great Geysir in Iceland
Gullfoss in Iceland
Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Thingvellir National Park