There’s plenty to see in the immediate vicinity of Fagradalsfjall volcano. This part of Reykjanes is littered with fascinating ruins and wrecks, as well as bearing evidence of past eruptions in its lava landscape and geothermal properties in its steaming vents. If you’re in the area and you plan to explore, here are our recommendations for the top five attractions around Fagradalsfjall volcano.
Hveragerði is one of the most geothermally active towns in Iceland. This little place in the south of the country draws visitors keen to experience its hot springs. While its greenhouses are popular stops on Golden Circle tours, the town also makes a convenient overnight base. If you’re arriving on a late flight it’s little more than an hour’s drive from Keflavik airport, while if you’re looking for a quieter alternative to Reykjavik, you can be back in the capital in around 40 minutes.
First-time visitors to Iceland might not have considered basing themselves in Hveragerði, but actually, it’s a convenient location for both Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, as well as an easy journey from Keflavik Airport. There’s also plenty to do in and around the town itself, so it’s worth thinking about staying here for a few days as part of a longer itinerary. If you’re interested in finding out more, here are some ideas for what to do in Hveragerði.