Information about Hafnarfjörður


Hafnarfjordur is a port town of around 26.100 people around 10 km from Reykjavik, and is Iceland's third largest town. 

Nature & Lore

Hafnarfjordur is close to many of Iceland's best natural attractions, was built on lava, and also surrounded by beautiful lava fields. As a whole the nature of the area is very beautiful and varied, with many outdoor areas and spectacular natural formations. The town is also connected with folklore, as it is said to be one of the major location for elves. 

Industry, History, Culture and activities

Hafnarfjordur has established local industry and a strong harbour. It also has and a vibrant culture and history. Many interesting museums are to be found there, and are well worth a visit.

Hafnarfjordur has various urban activities and annual events. The most well known of these are the Bright Days art and culture festival and the Viking Festival. Hafnarfjordur is often seen as a rock 'n' roll capital of Iceland, as popular bands such as HAM, Botnledja, Jet Black Joe, Sign, Jakobinarina and Ulpa all trace their roots to the town.

People from Hafnarfjordur are also sometimes unfairly used for laughs in jokes about stupidity. But mostly by Icelanders who don´t live in Hafnarfjordur.

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