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Spákonuvatn small lake - a hiking idea


Spákonuvatn lake is close to Geldingadalir volcano
Spákonuvatn lake is close to Geldingadalir volcano

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 attractions in Iceland are in other Regions. Reykjanes peninsula, on the other hand, has many exciting attractions and fascinating natural wonders. Landscape attractions are accessible by car, less than an hour's drive from Reykjavík. There are also many interesting hiking trails and mountains in Reykjanes Peninsula.

Spákonuvatn lake is at Reykjanes Peninsula
Spákonuvatn lake is at Reykjanes Peninsula

Spákonuvatn a small shallow lake

Autumn at Spákonuvatn lake
Autumn at Spákonuvatn 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 Sogin. Although a short distance from Reykjavík and Reykjanesbær town, it is a place few people visit, so you can expect a quiet and peaceful 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.


Finding Spákonuvatn lake requires some hiking

Spákonuvatn lake at Núpshlíðarháls ridge Reykjanes Peninsula
Spákonuvatn lake at Núpshlíðarháls ridge 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 Sogin.


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