Gunnuhver | Reykjanes Peninsula

Gunnuhver Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland

Gunnuhver | Reykjanes Peninsula

Gunnuhver is a geothermal site south of Reykjavík on Reykjanes peninsula. It’s actually one of my favourite spots around the capital area. Since Óskar and I went there in the evening, we were spared from the tourist masses that usually occupy all the beautiful gems of nature in Iceland. Lucky us!

The name “Gunnuhver” derived from the female name Gunna and the Icelandic word for hot spring – hver. Thus, the place is meant to be Gunna’s hot spring. You can read more about the outrageous mythological story on the local information boards. For sure, it’s always interesting to get a fictional overlay for special sites.

Geothermal Area

The surroundings of the hot spring evoke a fairly sublime feeling and recall the aesthetics of wasteland, yet a moonish atmosphere. At the same time, the economic utilisation of the natural power is visible at the horizon: Some factory buildings belch smoke, but don’t catch the observer’s eye for too long. This pragmatic twist somewhat settles the moonish atmosphere in the here and now. I like.


Icelandic Lava Landscape around Gunnuhver on Reykjanes Peninsula


Lava Landscape in Southern Iceland, Reykjanes Peninsula


Gunnuhver Hot Springs on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland


Colourful Landscape in South Iceland, Reykjanes Peninsula


Geothermal Area on Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland


Icelandic Landscape around Gunnuhver, Reykjanes

Hot Spring at Gunnuhver, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland



Lighthouse in Iceland near Gunnuhver, Reykjanes Peninsula


Oskar at Gunnuhver, Reykjanes Peninsula


Typical Icelandic Landscape, Gunnuhver, Reykjanes Peninsula


Gunna Myth at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Reykjanes Peninsula

Landscape in Southern Iceland, Reykjanes Peninsula, Gunnuhver


Travelblog from Iceland, Gunnuhver on Reykjanes Peninsula

Gunnuhver – Reykjanes Peninsula


  1. 05/03/2017 / 21:21

    Was für eine unglaublich beeindruckende Landschaft! Und du siehst wie immer toll darin aus mit deinen wunderschönen Haaren und dem coolen Look.

    • 15/03/2017 / 18:45

      Oh, wie lieb von dir, Kati! Viele Grüße ♥