Brimketill, the point lying the furthest west in Staðarberg, is one of the more popular places to visit in the Reykjanes area. Brimketill is an interesting shoreline rock formation, on sunny days resembling a natural hot tub.
Brimketill is also known as Oddnýjarlaug and legend has it that giantesses used to go there for their baths. At a glance one might believe that Brimketill is a man made location. There is a ledge alongside it and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that someone had taken the time to carve a seat therein. Brimketill is a fifteen minute drive from Keflavík towards Grindavík and past Hafnir. In the lava field beside the road there is a small wooden sign, shaped like a crucifix with Brimketill carved in the wood. Then there is a short drive towards the sea, a two minute walk from the sands to the shoreline and there you’ll see Brimketill down by the ocean. Care should be taken when exploring this area, especially if you plan on going all the way down to Brimketill. Preferably one should visit this location when the tide is out and the sea is calm. It is impressive of course, to watch the waves beating against the rocks, but an even more enjoyable experience is climbing
down to Brimketill, sitting down in the rock itself, watching the ocean and the surrounding wildlife.
This is an excellent place for clearing your head.
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