Here´s something the “official” tourist sites won´t tell you. One amazing and unique volcanic crater area on Reykjanes peninsula, not far from Keflavik international airport, is being run over. Literally.
The place is called Eldvörp which could be roughly translated as Fiery Fields. It is a rather splendid row of neat-looking craters made from a volcano that once tore right through the peninsula. Indeed, the very same volcano that created the tectonic rift you can see very well at Thingvellir National Park.
But these fantastic craters, some of which are still quite active as evidenced by hot steam rising from a few of them, will soon belong to history as a local energy company needs space for further development. Indeed, the very same energy company that supplies the Blue Lagoon with its warm industrial water. The lagoon is not far away from the craters in question.
As local companies have always gotten their wish from rather short-sighted government decades after decades we implore you to visit this spot before it will belong to history and image banks. It could not be any easier as this is close to the airport. Even folks with a few hours to spare between flights could do a quickie. The sight is 100% worth it.[ready_google_map id=’80’]