Þeistareykir Lunar Landscape

Þeistareykir (Pronounced ´Theyst-a-rake-here´) is Húsavík´s closest active volcano and with a freshly laid road, is one of the newest additions to tourists visiting the Diamond Circle.

Similar to the Krafla area by Lake Mývatn, Þeistareykir is a geothermal area with a range of unusual geological attributes, including boiling pools of sulphuric acid, volcanic craters, lava fields and table-top mountains.

Keep your eyes peeled for ghosts, monster dogs and large furry white things with teeth – supposedly, 12 polar bears once visited the farm here and chewed the farmers to pieces before being hunted down by the remaining son.


GETTING THERE
Take the road heading inland from Húsavík, on the south side of Lake Botnsvatn. This is a new road, so may not be well marked on maps, including Google.


LINKS

Guided Jeep Tour


NEARBY THINGS TO DO

Lake Botnsvatn
The Lakes of Kaldbakstjarnir
Whalewatching
Húsavík Whale Museum
Eider Falls

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