All the best experiences
24/7 customer support
Only verified quality services
Icelandic travel experts

Seltjarnarnes Travel Guide

47 Google reviews
Islands, Cultural attractions, Bird Sights, Nature Reserves, Towns & Villages
Safnatröð 3, 170, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
Distance From Center
3.7 km
High Season
Family Friendly
2 sq km
Established date
20 April 1974
Average rating
Number of reviews

Grotta lighthouse is an iconic feature on the Seltjarnes peninsula in ReykjavikPhoto from Frozen Brit Abroad

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. 

While in the area, learn more about Reykjavik on a city tour.

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 theatre 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.