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Hafnarfjörður is the third-most populous city in Iceland, after Reykjavík and Kópavogur. Hafnarfjörður has established local industry and a variety of urban activities, with annual festival events. Just a short distance from Reykjavík, but with a personality all its own, Hafnarfjörður is a friendly seaside community that is home to varied birdlife, numerous natural wonders.

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Some believe that in Hafnarfjörður you´ll find Iceland’s largest population of the huldufólk, those mysterious but friendly elves who live in the many crags and lava rocks that are scattered throughout the town. Hafnarfjörður is known as “the town in the lava” because of its proximity to wildly shaped lava formations, but in addition to this striking feature there is a charming harbour, numerous shops, cafés and galleries and a thriving cultural life. Hafnarfjörður is also home to the annual Viking Festival, which is held at the Viking Village – Fjörukráin og Hótel Víking.

Nearby Places

Reykjavík, Helgafell, Kleifarvatn, Seltún