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Keflavik is often missed by tourists who simply land at the airport and head straight off to the Blue Lagoon or to Reykjavik. That, however, is a mistake. Don’t miss the town, which offers a taste of Icelandic culture from the moment you’ve arrived in the country. Hot springs bubble up from the ground, continental plates meet beneath a bridge, and museums pay tribute to rock 'n' roll, Viking history and local artworks.

Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Keflavik with ease, and to reach destinations in the rest of Iceland. Some of the country’s finest natural attractions are just a short journey away.

Keflavik and beyond: Western Iceland’s wonders

You don’t have to drive far from Keflavik to find some of Iceland’s most impressive attractions. We’ve highlighted three nearby destinations to visit in your rental car.

Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital is thriving with the influx of visitors to this breathtaking country. Explore the city center on foot, stopping by the striking church known as Hallgrímskirkja, or on the banks of the wildlife-rich Tjӧrnin pond. The nightlife and dining scenes have exploded in popularity, while the city offers two world-class sculpture museums. Reykjavik is also an ideal base for seeing the Northern Lights.

Journey time: Around 45 minutes

Distance: Approximately 30 miles

Grindavik

The town of Grindavik, on the southern coast, is mostly known for the Blue Lagoon, a strikingly colored geothermal spring with a popular swimming area. Explore the area below the lagoon to find a collection of charming guesthouses and cafes in a fishing village surrounded by lava fields. Explore the Saltfish Museum to learn about Iceland’s once-famous export.

Journey time: Around 25 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

Thingvellir National Park

The oldest parliament in the world meets in a natural, rock-formed amphitheater in spectacular Thingvellir National Park. Here you can snorkel down Silfra Gorge, where the glacial water flows between the walls of two tectonic plates. Elsewhere in the park you can hike along gorges or head to the fascinating visitor center at the top of Almannagjá.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 55 miles