Wherever the coastal landscape of the southwest
peninsula, Reykjanes, permitted, there were fishing outfits in the
past. The fishermen lived in simple, damp and cold huts made of lava
stones during the season. One of theses places is situated midway
between Krysuvik and Grindavik on the southern shoreline of the
peninsula. Still nowadays, the ruins of these huts are very noticeable
and it is well worth driving down there to see, how the fishermen
lived. This fishing outfit was used until 1880.
Mt. Festarfjall always attracts the attention of the
passers by following from the east or west on the southern shoreline of
the Reykjanes Peninsula. Its precipitous seaside displays a very
prominent basaltic dyke called Festi, or necklace in English. This is a
very common hyaloclastite mountain as they appear within the volcanic
zones of the country, but its population of seabirds, kittiwakes,
razorbills and fulmar along with shags on the cliff skerries attract the
attention of the passers by.