The name Krýsuvík originates after ancient manor farms and a church now abandoned due to lava flows.
The cliffs of Krýsuvík are situated in the southwest of Iceland and they are part of the Reykjanes peninsula. These cliffs are especially beautiful as there are visible layers of lava. Not only are the colors spectacular, but the simple idea that you can see the volcanic "timeline" of Iceland is amazing. This area is prone to geological "tantrums". The soil here can be found green, yellow or red, and is broken up by boiling mud pots. The lake Grænavatn nearby was formed by a explosive crater that later filled with beautiful teal colored water. This area provides great bird watching as well, as sea birds build their nests in the rugged sea cliffs.