Columns of steam rise skywards, bubbling mud pools play their rhythmical symphony, and the banks around the hot springs are coloured green, yellow and red. Several explosion craters are in the area, created by volcanic eruptions at various times.
Krýsuvík was once a separate parish, with one of the largest estate farms in the country. The church, built in 1857, was restored in 1964 and is part of the National Museum Historic Buildings Collection. On the hill and around it, traces of the old farmhouse and other buildings can still be seen, although they are somewhat overgrown with grass. It should be kept in mind that this magnificent nature is very delicate and must be treated with great care and respect.