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Seltjarnarnes Travel Guide

4.8
47 Google reviews
Type
Islands, Cultural attractions, Bird Sights, Nature Reserves, Towns & Villages
Country
Iceland
Area
2 sq km
High Season
Summer
Average Temperature
9°C - 11°C / 48.2°F - 51.8°F
Language
Icelandic
Safety
Family Friendly
Yes
Population
4,726
Population density
2,205.5/sq km
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
47

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.