Southwest Iceland

As the Southwest contains larger urban areas than any other parts of Iceland, more care needs to be taken with regards to crime than in other parts of the country. On the southern and western coasts of Reykjanes it is especially important to be mindful of the sea, which is the Atlantic Ocean itself with its strong tides and currents. Be very careful at the cliff edges: gusting winds can be very strong, and putting your weight on some of the grass-tufted patches of earth at the cliff’s edge may cause them to collapse. Be careful in the geothermal areas by Krýsuvík and Kleifarvatn, as there may be empty spaces beneath what seems to be solid land.