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Grindavik

Grindavík, a family-oriented village, is one of the nations strongest fishing industry townships, and home to well established processing plants and a large fleet of fishing ships.
Situated in a dramatic landscape of lava fields right next to the Atlantic Ocean, Grindavk boasts breathtaking natural beauty with priceless gems of nature, such as Eldvörp, Selatangar, Gunnuhver, Brimketill, the fierce lava, the Reykjanes Light House, and much more.

With the Blue Lagoon, the nations most popular tourist destination, on it's doorstep, Grindavik has enjoyed a tremendous growth in tourism. Grindavik welcomes and acommodates tourist with many services including a new camping area with state of the art facilities that opened in Grindavík in the summer of 2009.
The area surrounding Grindavik offers endless oportunities for adventure, from dramatic hiking trails, to bird-wtaching from the the cliffs along the shore of Reykjanestá. Visitor's can also tour a volcano, hike through caves, fish for trout, rent an ATV, or a horse, or just enjoy the countless sightseeing venues. From it's 18-hole ocean side golf course, to the Saltfisksetur Íslands, and a selection of great restaurants, Grindavik offers every imaginable service that a tourist might need.
Grindavík - a vibrant village that inhabitants fondly call home, welcomes you.

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Grindavik
GPS Points N63° 50' 34.233" W22° 26' 5.382"
Postal codes

240

Population

2850

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Volcano Tours
Tourist Information Centres
  • Víkurbraut 2
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8822
SaltyTours
Tour Operators
  • Borgarhraun 1
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 820-5750
Grindavík Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Húsatóftum
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8720
Arctic Horses
Tour Operators
  • Hópsheiði 16
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 848-0143

Others

Guesthouse Borg
Guesthouses
  • Borgarhraun 2
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8685, 895-8686
Guesthouse Fiskanes
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 17
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 695-8103

Others

Sjomannstofan Vor
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8570
Bruin Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Hafnargötu 26
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-7080
Lukku Láki Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 6
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-9999, 699-2665
Other attractions
The Happy Sailor in Grindavík

A family and port festival is held annually in Grindavík in the beginning
of june. Held on the seamens´day week end, it is an entertaining
festivity which honors earlier times which influenced the local
community since it's establishment seamanship and seagoing has
been the main source of occupation and income for the inhabitants
of Grindavík. For more information visit Grindavík's official homepage
www.grindavik.is.

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History and Culture
Magma, House of Culture and Natural Resources

Here are two very attractive and interesting exhibitions:

The Saltfish Museum:The exhibition Saltfisksetrið brings to light our seafaring history. The exhibition is very intriguing for foreign tourists, and it is interesting for local students, who can study the most important
profession of the country, and enjoyable for every Icelander passing through on a weekend trip.

The people of Grindavík have long been among the most prolific in the production of dried salted cod. The exhibition about Iceland's history in the processing and sales of dried salted cod and it's significance to Iceland's economy is therefore well placed in Grindavík.

The Saltfisksetrið exhibition opened in the year 2002. The exhibition offers large pictures, a text detailing the history of dried salted cod processing along with some historical objects from characteristic harbor towns of old.

The self-guided walking tour has a marked beginning and end, and is therefore outlined in chronological order. The floor is made of gravel, and there are stage sets of buildings from different periods on show throughout the exhibit.

Great care was taken to recreate the history of dried salted cod processing, and the exhibit has attracted much attention.

The Township of Grindavík was a leading force in the construction of this site, in collaboration with its founders and other donors from GrEarth Energy:
In Iceland there are unique possibilities to see and investigate most of earth's dynamic processes, such as volcanism and geothermal heat, which is the result of the young age of the island. It might be said that Iceland is a window into the past as well as into the future. By reading the history of the different
geological strata it is possible to forecast geological events that are likely to happen again.

The larges glaciers and the mightiest glacial rivers in Europe are here in Iceland and here are to be found the largest high- and low-temperature geothermal areas, unusually high volcanic and tectonic activity and magnificent and rough nature.

EARTH ENERGY has 18 boxes showing:

1 Ísland - a land in the shaping
2 The battle between sea and fire
3 The birth of Iceland
4 The earth can be compared to an egg
5 The boundaries of the plates on earth's crust
6 A Seismic model
7 The active volcanic belt
8 Earthquakes in Iceland
9 Volcanic eruptions are frequent on the
Reykjanes peninsula
10 Fissure eruptions are common in Iceland
11 The age of the earth
12 A glacier covers Scandinavia
13 Iceland was a subtropical paradise
14 Research and science
15 Energy from the bowles of the earth
16 Drilling for hot water
17 The power plant at Svartsengi
18 The Blue Lagoon

EARTH ENERGY - In cooperation with HS Orka
indavík.

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík