Information about Kleifarvatn

 

Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland,  9,1 km², as well as one of Iceland's deepest lakes, reaching a depth of 97 meters. It lies on the fizzure sone of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Kleifarvatn is is located in the southern part of Reykjanes, near the Krysuvik geothermal area and another geothermal area to the east. Following an earthquake in 2000 the lake started receding but has now recovered. However, steam may still be seen rising by the lake's border. The steam comes from hot springs that were revealed during the earthquake.

The crime novel Kleifarvatn by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason was named after this lake.

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Attractions nearby Kleifarvatn

Krýsuvík

  Krysuvik is a geothermal area in the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland, situated in the middle of the fissure zone on the Mid-Atla...

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Leiðarendi Cave

Leidarendi is a lava tube located in the Tvibollahraun lava field, close to the Blue Mountains in Southwest Iceland, about a 25 minutes drive from Rey...

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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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Þríhnjúkagígur

The crater Thrihnukagigur, east of the Blue Mountains in Southwest Iceland offers the unique experience of exploring the inside of a volcano. Through...

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Hafnarfjörður

  Hafnarfjordur is a port town of around 26.100 people around 10 km from Reykjavik, and is Iceland's third largest town.  Nature &...

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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 breathtaking...

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Heiðmörk

Heidmork is conservation area of over 300 hectars of land and a favorite pastime location, situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Heidmork is ...

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Bessastaðir

  Bessastadir is the official residence of the president of Iceland and is situated in Alftanes, near Reykjavik. In the 19th century Iceland&#...

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Gerðuberg

Gerduberg is a particularly beautiful and regular belt of basalt columns on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Gerduberg's lava flowed in the Tertier er...

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Nauthólsvík

  Nautholsvik beach is a highly popular resort, located southwest of Oskjuhlid in Reykjavik. Nautholsvik offers great opportunites for for...

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Miðnesheiði

Midnesheidi is a heath on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keflavik airport is located on this heath, as well as the abandoned American military base. In 195...

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Elliðaá

  Ellidaa is a river inside the Reykjavik area. Its source are two smaller rivers in the Blafjoll mountain range and the Hengill area that flow ...

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Perlan

  Perlan ("The Pearl") is a rotating glass dome built on watertanks that store Reykjavik's hot water. Surrounded by trees, it stan...

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Reykjavík

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world. Despite a small population (120.000 and more tha...

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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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Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and is the single most popular attraction in Iceland. The water is rich in silica and sulphur that helps mak...

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National Museum

  The Icelandic National Museum, located at Sudurgata 41 in Reykjavik, displays objects providing a great insight to the nation's cultural h...

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Hallgrímskirkja

  Hallgrimskirkja is a lutheran church, towering high over Reykjavik from the hill Skolavorduhaed. It is Iceland's largest church and its to...

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Grindavík

  Grindavik is a fishing village on the south side of the Reykjanes peninsula.   The village has one of the most active fishing industries...

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Laugavegur (street)

  Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik, located in the city center. Laugavegur starts from Bankastraeti in the west and joins Kr...

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Tours near Kleifarvatn

Krysuvik and Kleifarvatn Tour

Geothermal areas bus tourA great day tour to the Krysuvik geothermal area and Lake Kleifarvatn, wit...

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Blue Lagoon Tour with Lava Landscapes

This day combination tour takes you to the geothermal area of Krysuvik and to the cozy waters of the...

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Reykjanes and Krysuvik Geothermal Tour

Geothermal areas bus tripThis day tour is a combination of the tours 'Krysuvik geothermal area &...

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Countless Craters Helicopter Tour

Catch a glimpse of the rough but magical beauty that the volcanic landscape in Iceland is renown for...

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The Past and the Present explored in a ECO friendly jeep

Ever since the settlement, Reykjanes Peninsula has been the home of many small fishing villages and ...

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Blue Lagoon Special (Private Tour)

Want to make your Blue Lagoon visit more special? We will visit the Krýsuvík Geothermal Area on our ...

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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour

Visit the harsh and rugged Reykjanes.We visit Krýsuvík Geothermal area as well as the sometimes ste...

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Powerful Reykjanes Peninsula with a possible drop at the Blue Lagoon

Reykjanes peninsula is filled with energy and excitement most joyfully witnessed from a birds-eye vi...

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2 day Volcano Garden Expedition ATV / Quad tour

The 2 day expedition tour is for the real adventurer. It’s by many considered the best combination t...

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