Three 4-person cottages (32 m2 / 344 ft.2) with two bedrooms (a master bedroom and a room with bunks). Sofa bed in the living room. Fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. TV and radio. Each cottage has a porch with a hot tub.
Guests prepare their own meals. The closest supermarkets are in Sandgerði (2 km / 1.2 mi), Garður (3.5 km / 2 mi) and in Reykjanesbær (12 km / 7.5 mi). There are restaurants and other places to eat in nearly all towns on the Reykjanes peninsula.
Service and recreation
The area has hiking trails and is rich in birdlife, particularly seabirds. Scheduled hiking, jeep and sailing tours are on offer from various tourism companies in the area. There are several interesting museums that people of all ages will enjoy, including Viking World and the Reykjanes Maritime Centre in Duushús in Reykjanesbær, the Garðskagi Folk Museum and the Suðurnes Science and Learning Centre. Magma, House of Culture and Natural Resources in Grindavík, houses the Saltfish Museum and Earth Energy, an exhibition about geothermal energy and volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
There are geothermal swimming pools in Sandgerði and Garður (2 km / 1.2 mi), Keflavík (13 km / 8 mi) and Grindavík (34 km / 21 mi). The Blue Lagoon is 25 km / 15.5 mi from the Nátthagi cottages.
There are several golf courses in the area, including Hólmsvöllur in Leira, which has an 18-hole course as well as a six-hole practice course (7.5 km / 4.7 mi), the nine-hole Vallarhús course in Sandgerði (1 km / 0.62 mi), the nine-hole Kálfatjörn course in Vogar (33 km / 21 mi) and the 18-hole Húsatoftir Golf Course in Grindavík (39 km / 24 mi). The nearest towns with supermarkets, shops and various other tourism services are Sandgerði (2 km / 1.24 mi), Garður (2 km / 1.24 mi) and Reykjanesbær (12 km / 7.5 mi). The Reykjanes Information Centre is in Reykjanesbær (visitreykjanes.is).
The beach at the edge of the world, fishing villages, lighthouses and birdwatching
The Sandgerði – Nátthagi cottages are located on the west coast of Reykjanes, at the end of the peninsula. Charming seaside villages offer a taste of daily life in the area, as well as a sense of the centuries-old tradition of fishing in the region’s plentiful waters. The beach is also a lovely spot for a walk. Visitors should not miss the lighthouses at Garðskagi (3 km / 1.86 mi). The older lighthouse was built in 1897 and is now used as viewing platform for birdwatchers.
Bird cliff, the “Bridge between Continents” and Gunnuhver
An enjoyable driving route runs south along the coast from Sandgerði and all the way to the fishing town of Grindavík on the south coast of the peninsula (48 km / 30 mi). Points of interest include Hafnarberg (27 km / 17 mi), a relatively low bird cliff that teems with birdlife in the summer, located not far from the road. Further south, up from Sandvík is the “Bridge between Continents” (38 km / 24 mi); a bridge built over the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates where you can walk between continents. It is 7 km / 4.3 mi from Sandvík to the geothermal area by the Reykjanes lighthouse, which has walking trails and viewing platforms. The best-known hot spring in the area is Gunnuhver, which is named after a ghost said to have been trapped there.
A unique world of lava and cooled volcanoes
The diverse and colourful Reykjanes peninsula is a fascinating location for hikers and travellers interested in seeing a volcanic landscape shaped by eruptions, geothermal energy and oceanic forces. The lava fields are enchanting, and ancient volcanoes and crater rows open onto a world of beautiful forms and colours that are amazing to behold. A large portion of the peninsula is protected as a nature reserve, and there are plans underway to establish the area as an official Geopark. The Reykjanes Information Centre in Reykjanesbær/Keflavík provides directions and maps of hiking trails. Various tourism companies offer scheduled sightseeing tours around the region.