Reykjanes Peninsula is the place in Iceland where most visitors arrive, it is the home of the International Airport in Keflavík. Apart from the Blue Lagoon many of the most popular attraction in Iceland are in other Regions. Reykjanes peninsula, on the other hand, has many exciting attractions and fascinating natural wonders. Landscape attractions accessible by car less than hours drive from Reykjavík. There are also many interesting hiking trails and moutains in Reykjanes Peninsula.
Spákonuvatn a small shallow lake
The beautiful small lake, Spákonuvatn (The Fortunetellers lake), is south of the mountain Trölladyngja; a mountain everyone who arrives via the airport in Keflavík will see when driving to Reykjavík. The small lake is surrounded by geological wonders like Sogið. Although a short distance for Reykjavík and Reykjanesbær town it is place few people visit, so you can expcet a quite and peacful time visiting Spákonuvant. There are also interesting spots to visit nearby like Lambafellsgjá fissure, Keilir mountain and Djúpavatn lake. It is part of the backland and "wilderness" at Reykjanes Peninsula.
The road to Trölladyngja and Spákonuvatn is midways between Keflavík and Reykjavík marked Keilir. It is a perfect place for comfortable hiking in wonderful colorful surroundings, not far away from the city. Many of these places you can visit are covered on our web page like Lambafellsgjá and Trölladyngja.
Below is the location of Spákonuvatn on the map of Iceland