Information about Grænavatn

Grænavatn, on the Reykjanes PeninsulaCredit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by G. Mannaerts 

Grænavatn is a small lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its vivid colouration.

The name translates to ‘Green Lake’, and as it suggests, the lake is dyed a seafoam green due to the amount of sulphur in it, as well as its surprising depth of 45 metres (148 ft). The closer to the centre of the feature, the more intense the green. 

Grænavatn is located close to the Krýsuvik geothermal area, the lake Kleifarvatn, and the rock formation Brimketill, making it a natural spot to visit on a tour of Reykjanes.

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Attractions nearby Grænavatn

Krýsuvík

Krýsuvík is a geothermal area, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in south-west Iceland. Geothermal activity at Krýsuví...

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Seltún Geothermal Area

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Rosino.  Seltún Geothermal Area is but one part of the much larger geothermal area, Krýsuv&ia...

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Spákonuvatn

Spákonuvatn is a beautiful crater lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, surrounded by the haunting lunar landscapes that define this region. Loca...

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Krýsuvíkurbjarg

Krýsuvíkurbjarg is a bird cliff in the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula.  During summer, this sea cliffs host over 60,00...

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Ögmundarhraun

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Reykholt Ögmundarhraun is a lava field on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was for...

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Kleifarvatn

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Emstrur Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, located in the south-west of Iceland. It co...

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Keilir

Mt. Keilir is a volcanic mountain, southwest of Hafnarfjörður, and is the most recognisable landmark on the Reykjanes Peninsula. For vis...

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Selatangar

Photo from: The Ruins of Selatangar.  Selatangar is one of the few coastal fishing stations that still exists in Iceland, found in the south of ...

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Helgafell

  Helgafell is a farm and church site, by a 73 m hill of the same name, and located on Thorsnes, south of Stykkisholmur on Snaefellsnes peninsul...

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Kapelluhraun

Kapelluhraun is a young lava field housing the ruins of a Catholic chapel, situated on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland.  The lava...

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Leiðarendi Cave

  Leiðarendi is a lava tube located in a lava field close to Bláfjöll, the Blue Mountains, in southwest Iceland, about a 25 mi...

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Svartsengi

  The Svartsengi Power Station is a geothermal powerstation on the Reykjanes peninsula. Its energy, as of 2007, measures at 76.5 MW, with abou...

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Strandakirkja

  Ca. 15 minutes drive eastwards from Krysuvik, by the sea is the old church Strandakirkja in Selvogur. The sea waves there are breathtakin...

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Grindavík

Grindavík is a fishing town on the southern side of Reykjanes Peninsula. It has a population of approximately 3,300 people. Industry and Cul...

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Hópsnes

Hopsnes (a.k.a. Thorkotlustadanes) is a small peninsula in Grindavik in Southwest Iceland. Many ships have stranded at Hopsnes and can be seen from t...

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Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa found on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is the most popular visitor attraction in...

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Stóri-Bolli

Stori-Bolli is a crater south-east of Hafnarfjordur town about half an hour drive from Reykjavik. From this crater flowed the lava field Storabollahra...

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Búrfell

Búrfell is a mountain in the south of Iceland, situated along the western boundary of Þjórsárdalur Valley. Geology and his...

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Hafnarfjörður

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Udm Hafnarfjörður is Iceland’s third most populous city, and located in the Greater Reykjav...

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Þríhnúkagígur

Photo from Thrihnukagigar Volcano Tour Þríhnúkagígur is a dormant volcano in west Iceland, famous for its enormous magma c...

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Tours near Grænavatn

Reykjanes Tour in Small Group | Optional Drop Off at the Blue Lagoon or Keflavik Airport

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West and South Iceland Day Tour | History, Culture and Nature

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Lava Caves Exploration and Super Jeep Tour | Reykjanes Peninsula

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Stopover Tour | Blue Lagoon & the Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjanes Peninsula Super Jeep Tour | Lakes, Craters and Lava Fields

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ATV on the Reykjanes Peninsula | 2-Day Tour

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