The nature of Reykjanes is breathtaking and a unique apart of the world and apart of the network of UNESCO geoparks around the world.
The energy from deep underground has shaped the landscape, where you can find rows of craters, moss-grown lava, spitting hot springs and the Blue Lagoon, which has been called one of the wonders of the world.
Reykjanes has one of the largest bird colonies in Europe and is popular for bird watching, whether it is in rocks or beaches.
The possibilities for outdoor activities are endless, whether you want to enjoy nature or test your endurance, there’s a lot of fun to be had with us.
In Reykjanes you will find ancient hiking trails that humans and animals have carved into the lava over the centuries. The paths run through peatlands, moss-covered lava, and sand and are well marked out.
The coastal route in Reykjanesbær is a 10 km hiking trail that runs from Helguvík to Stapi. It is popular with locals and visitors as it is pathed and illuminated and offers a unique view of the sea where we face Keilir and his children and if you are lucky you could catch a glimpse of the occasional whale and the bird life by the beach is varied.
Hiking trails around Reykjanes
Other outdoor activities
Mountain bike trail
Outdoor workout stations
In Reykjanesbær, there are four exercise stations as well as two separate exercise equipment by Strandleið near Vatnsnes. The equipment is varied, cover all the muscles of the body, and is suitable for a wide age group. Users only work with their own body weight. Location of the workout stations are below: