Places Kerbyggð recommends visiting!
Of course we first and foremost recommend visting the 3 most popular natural attractions in Iceland; Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. But if you have time here’s a list of other interesting destinations in the area that are less known.
We also post a lot of secret places to visit on our instagram @kerbyggd be sure to check us out.
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
A finnish-style sauna, steam baths and relaxing pools.
Reykjadalur (Steam Valley)
Reykjadalur is a valley in Hveragerði. In the valley there is a hot-spring thermal river.
It takes 45 min to 1 hour hike upwards to reach the part the river to bathe in.
No changing rooms and no entry fee.
Secret Lagoon Hot Spring
Oldest swimming pool in Iceland, originally buildt in 1891.
Changing rooms, showering facilities, outside deck, walkways, a bar and a eating area.
Sólheimar – Eco Village
Organic greenhouses, (both for vegetable cultivation and nonfood plants), an organic forestry
Shop/gallery, a café, a bakery, fine art atelier, guesthouses and art venues. Workshops (candle, ceramics, weaving, carpentry) paper-making workshop and a herbal workshop that makes soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc.
Where: Vik í Mýrdal
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of
Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Be very careful on the beach. The rolling, roaring waves of Reynisfjara are dangerous, often
pushing far further up the beach than many would expect. Visitors are advised to never turn their back on the waves, and keep a safe distance of at least 30 metres (98 feet).
The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.