You will feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet when you visit these boiling mud pits. Be warned, the sulphur and other minerals have quite a strong smell! About 40 minutes’ drive from Eyrarbakki.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, visited by 700.000 visitors per year—if you’re planning a trip here, don’t forget to make a reservation in advance, as only 750 people are allowed in the lagoon at any one time. The Blue Lagoon is about 50 minutes’ drive from Eyrarbakki via the South Coast Road.
Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park is an important historical, cultural, and natural landmark. It is on a UNESCO World Heritage Site for both its natural and cultural significance.
Only 25 minutes from Eyrarbakki, past the town of Selfoss, is the volcanic crater Kerið. If you are headed to Þingvellir (Thingvellir), Gullfoss, Geysir, or Laugarvatn, you will pass by this place on your way, and it’s well worth the stop. Beautiful winter or summer, there is a walking path both around the rim and around the lake at the bottom.