Brimketill lava rock pool


Brimketill is one of the most popular natural attractions in the Reykjanes region. Lavar rock pool-like in shape. It is formed by the endless surf breaking on the lava rock coast.

The boulders were gently polished by the water until this beautiful natural cauldron was ultimately formed. The bottom of Brimketill is quite flat and smooth to the touch, and it is two meters deep at its deepest point.

Unfortunately, swimming is not permitted in the reservoir.

Although I mistakenly believed that it was man-made, it is an intriguing visual attraction and a demonstration of the abilities and potential that nature is capable of. Brimketill is also referred to as Oddnýjarlaug  (Odny’s Pool), which refers to the swimming area of a giantess who was said to frequently visit the reservoir to take a bath.

Published: February 11, 2022
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