Information about Seltjarnarnes

 

Seltjarnarnes is a township in the Reykjavik district. It has a population of about 4600 people and land-wise it is the smallest township in the country (2 km²). It is situated at the tip of the peninsula of the same name. 

The area around Grotta island and Bakkatjorn pond on Seltjarnarnes, both of them natural reserves, is particularly beautiful and rich with birdlife. A charming old lighthouse is located on Grotta.

Culturewise the township features a Medical History Museum, an independent theater and a star observation society. Seltjarnarnes has also made a name for itself in sports, football team Grotta playing in Iceland's second level and their handball team playing the premier division.

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Attractions nearby Seltjarnarnes

Grótta Light House

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Whales of Iceland

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Whale Exhibition Center

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Reykjavík Harbour

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University of Iceland

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

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National Museum

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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

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Alþingi

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Austurvöllur

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Dómkirkjan

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Tjörnin

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Norræna húsið

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Lækjargata

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Hljómskálagarðurinn

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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Hallgrimskirkja

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Sun Voyager

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Reykjavík

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Tours near Seltjarnarnes

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Reykjavik Observation Deck|Perlan Museum 360° Viewing Platform

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