On a sunny day in the middle of August our kids invited us on a „surprise trip“.
We had picked the date early this summer. August was very wet this year so chances of a good weather were not so good.
It turned out to be the most beautiful sunny day.
Our kids knew we wanted to explore the Reykjanes peninsula, as we are helping our guests every day planing exciting excursions.
The first stop was at Raufarhólshellir.
Even it is just by the road, we had never stopped there before. It is easy to get in and it is beautiful. This time we did not go far in, as we did not have lights and helmets and it is a difficult walk to go all the way.
Next we took the new road 427 „Suðurstrandaveg“. A nice new road. We stopped at Strandarkirkja, a nice little remote church. The kids had packed a picnic lunch, that we had in the nature on a very nice spot “Herdísarvík“.
Next we came to Krísuvík. It is amazing geothermal area.
It was nice to see how much work has been done there, since we visited there last time.
Next we stopped in Grindavík, http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/grindavik.htm and enjoyed Kvikan http://www.grindavik.is/kvikan/#.
Out of Grindavík we took road 425. Our first stop was to look at Brimketill. It is a little hard to find, but a trail lies towards the shore. It looks like a man made swimming pool, but is made by the surf splashing on the lava rock for a long time.
Gunnuhver, was our next stop. It is a high geothermal area. Temperatures of over 300°C have been recorded beneath Gunnuhver.
Next we went to Reykjanesviti, a lighthouse in a magnificent environment.
The shore at Reykjanesviti
Not far from Reykjanesviti is The bridge between the two continents. It was our next stop.
At the bridge between the two continents
The bridge between the two continents
On we went along the shore to Hafnir, Hvalsnes, Sandgerði and to Garðskagi, a lighthouse since 1897. It is a popular place to visit for all seasons. The sunset at Garðskagi is known for it beauty, and it is also a good place to play a little!
Life is wonderful at Garðskagi!
Before going back home to Minna-Mosfell we had dinner at Duushús in Keflavík, it is also their cultural center.
On the way back we drove through Vatnleysuströnd, were the sunset was beautiful
Sunset at Vatnsleysuströnd
Back home we came after a wonderful day. Thank you kids, for giving us this wonderful 40 wedding anniversary gift!