The Reykjanes Peninsula
Iceland in a Nutshell – Step of the plain and step into history
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, volcanos and lava fields. Bathe in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, with its warm, healing waters. Ride the Icelandic horse. Go hiking and caving. Catch your breath—you are just beginning!
Here, some of the first pioneers set up home. You can see their ancient ruins. Their rich fishing fields just offshore still provide large catches but winter storms are so fierce they can throw ships many metres inland. Their salt fish is famous in the Mediterranean countries.
Here, you will find the Viking longship that sailed to America in the steps of Leif the Lucky, the first European to discover North America in the year 1000, and the museum for one of the world’s most famous polar explorers,
在这里，您能找到“幸运儿莱夫”航行到美洲使用的维京长船（他是在 公元1000 年左右第一位发现北美的欧洲人），以及为世界最著名极地探险家之一打造的博物馆。
Jean-Baptiste Chacot. Take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides to see the area: the birdwatching sites, the ancestral Viking house, the boiling mud springs and steam vents, bubbling lakes, the cultural centres.
Enjoy a stay in one of the hotels, guesthouses or camp sites and eat delicious meals in a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and cafés. This is the Land of the Vikings!
Creating geothermal energy
Photos; courtesy of the Reykjanes Marketing Office
The Blue Lagoon