Information about Grindavík

Grindavik is a fishing town on the Reykjanes Peninsula, near to many sites worth visiting.

Grindavík is a fishing town on the southern side of Reykjanes Peninsula. It has a population of approximately 3,300 people.

Industry and Culture at Grindavík

Most inhabitants of Grindavík have always and continue to work in fisheries. Due to its long history with the seas, the town has a museum called the Icelandic Saltfish Museum.

Saltfish was essential to Icelandic survival throughout the country’s difficult past, particularly considering the volatility of the climate, and this museum discusses its production and how it helped.

Sports are popular in the town, and it has a sports club and stadium as a result. Footballer Alfreð Finnbogason was born here.

Like many places in Iceland, Grindavík also has a long history with writers. Guðbergur Bergsson was born here, and Spanish writer Jaime Salinas Bonmatí lived and died here.

What to do at Grindavík?

Grindavík is best known for being five kilometres (three miles) from the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa and Hotel.

Grindavík’s location on the Reykjanes Peninsula means this is but one of many sites that can be visited when in the area.

The town is also close to ‘the Bridge Between the Continents’, where visitors can learn about the Mid Atlantic Rift that runs through Iceland.

It is also near to many natural geothermal areas, such as Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver. Though bathing is absolutely impossible here, they are still beautiful places to admire nature.

 

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Attractions nearby Grindavík

Hópsnes

Hopsnes (a.k.a. Thorkotlustadanes) is a small peninsula in Grindavik in Southwest Iceland. Many ships have stranded at Hopsnes and can be seen from t...

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Svartsengi

  The Svartsengi Power Station is a geothermal powerstation on the Reykjanes peninsula. Its energy, as of 2007, measures at 76.5 MW, with abou...

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Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa found on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland. It is the most popular attraction in Iceland drawing...

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Reykjanes

Reykjanes is a peninsula in south-west Iceland, characterised by immense lava fields, volcanoes and heightened geothermal activity.   Volcani...

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Brimketill lava rock pool

Brimketill is a coastal rock pool on the Reykjanes Peninsula, renowned for its differing beauty between the seasons and its folklore. Folklore at B...

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Selatangar

Photo from: The Ruins of Selatangar.  Selatangar is the ruins of a coastal fishing station in Iceland. It can be found in the south of the Reyk...

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Búri

Buri, in the Leitahraun lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula, is widely considered to be the most spectacular lava tube in Iceland. This lava tube w...

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Ögmundarhraun

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Reykholt Ögmundarhraun is a lava field on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was for...

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Gunnuhver

Gunnuhver is the name of an impressive and colourful geothermal field of various mud pools and fumaroles in the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peni...

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Sandvík & Continental Bridge

Sandvik, by the southwest tip of the Reykjanes peninsula, is a popular destination for travellers, best known for its continental bridge. The Reykjan...

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Reykjanesviti Light House

Reykjanesvíti is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula. History of Reykjanesvíti Lighthous...

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Njarðvík

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Marek Slusarczyk. Njarðvík is a town located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwestern ...

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Bridge Between Continents

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Chris 73 The Bridge Between the Continents is a bridge on the Reykjanes Peninsula that connects the North Ameri...

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Miðnesheiði

Miðnesheiði is a heath on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keflavik airport is located on this heath, as well as the abandoned American military base....

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Eldvörp

  Eldvorp is a crater row of scoria and spatter cones located northwest of Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland. The area...

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Krýsuvíkurbjarg

Krýsuvíkurbjarg is a bird cliff on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It can be spelt Krísuvíkurbjarg, Krísuvíkurber...

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Keilir

Mt. Keilir is a volcanic mountain, southwest of Hafnarfjörður, and is the most recognisable landmark on the Reykjanes Peninsula. For vis...

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Spákonuvatn

Spákonuvatn is a beautiful crater lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, surrounded by the haunting lunar landscapes that define this region. Loca...

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Keflavík

Keflavík (meaning ‘Driftwood Bay’) is a town in southwest Iceland, positioned along the Reykjanes coast, 47 kilometres (29 miles ...

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Grænavatn

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by G. Mannaerts  Grænavatn is a small lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its vivid colo...

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Tours near Grindavík

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