Reykjanes Peninsula, on Iceland’s southern coast, is where Iceland’s fiery volcanoes meet the ocean.
Visit Kleifarvatn, a large lake rimmed with mountains. An earthquake in 2000 opened a fissure below the lake, causing Kleifarvatn to lose a fifth of its volume as water poured out into the ocean.
Gaze out from the edge of the country at Krýsuvíkurbjarg, high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Share your perch with an abundance of birds, including peewits and puffins, that nest in the cliffs by the thousands.
Reykjanes is, geologically speaking, the youngest part of Iceland, and it’s many lava fields offer clear insight into the island’s fiery birth.