Reykjanesbaer The capital of Reykjanes

The Town of Reykjanes is a young and vibrant rapidly growing town on Reykjanes peninsula. There has been a significant increase in number of citizens in Reykjanesbær in the past years and they are now 16.794. Reykjanesbær profits by its closeness to the capital and it is also located at Iceland's borders at the gate to the rest of the world. At the same time other boundaries have vanished and now Ásbrú, the former US naval base has been transformed into an innovative and progressive educational community.

The town boasts of diverse recreational options and just on the town's doorstep there is pristine nature. With the new Ósabotnaroad the possibility of a roundtrip of Reykjanes peninsula with all its recreation and spectacular scenery opens up before driving back to the capital on the four lane and lit Reykjanes highway (41).

 

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Reykjanesbaer
GPS Points N63° 59' 59.754" W22° 32' 59.171"
Postal codes

230,231,233,235,260,261

Population

16347

Travel directory for Reykjanesbaer

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DreamVoices
Day Tours
  • Guðnýjarbraut 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 895-6364
Iceland explore Tours
Travel Agency
  • Hólagata 35
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 699-4613
Shuttle Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Heiðarból 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 852-9509
New Horizons
Travel Agency
  • Holtsgata 52
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-0646
Jónbjörn Breiðfjörð Edduson
Day Tours
  • Smáratún 23
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 690-2211
Viking World
Museums
  • Víkingabraut 1
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-2000
Deluxe Iceland
Travel Agency
  • Flugvallarbraut 752
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 490-6006
Localguides.is
Day Tours
  • Hraunsvegur 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 779-7779
Awol
Day Tours
  • Keilisbraut 771
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 861-2050
Damian Wojciechowski
Day Tour Provider
  • Grænásbraut 1221
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 762-6201
Reykjanes Tours
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 39
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 841-1448
Everything Iceland
Day Tours
  • Eikardalur 3
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 864-8128
Jöklaljós - candle making
Crafts & Design
  • Grófin 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 423-7694, 896-6866
Anglers.is
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 27a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-3443
Secret North
Day Tours
  • Einidalur 14
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 823-5500
Mýr Icelandic design
Crafts & Design
  • Grænásbraut 506, Ásbrú
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 896-5591
Raven Design
Crafts & Design
  • Grænásbraut 506
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 661-6999
Przemyslaw Pawel Wlosek - GspotIceland
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 44
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 762-3542
OVO slf.
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Kirkjubraut 17
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 864 6150
Olgeir Andrésson
Day Tours
  • Skógarbraut 1105
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 848-1186, 421-2219
Airport Taxi
Taxi
  • Fitjabakki 1d
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-1212, 520-1212
Svarta Pakkhúsið
Exhibitions
  • Hafnargata 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 661-6999, 661-7999
Iceland Light Tours
  • Skógarbraut 928-2-2a
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 568-8895
Gallery 8
Crafts & Design
  • Hafnargata 26
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
Best Travel
Day Tours
  • Hringbraut 90
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 892-5121

Others

Little White Castle
Guesthouses
  • Aðalgata 17
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 861-6811
Guesthouse 1X6
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 3
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-1589
Nordic Guest House Keflavík
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 10a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-1933
Hotel Ásbrú
Hotels
  • Valhallarbraut 761
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 426-5000
Alex Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 60
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2800
Hotel Jazz
Hotels
  • Austurgötu 13
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-7900
Keflavík Micro Suites
Hotels
  • Hafnargata 65
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 766-0700
Raven´s Bed
Guesthouses
  • Sjávargata 28
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 7774478, 6808868
B & B Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hringbraut 92
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 867-4434, 692-7612
Home Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsvellir 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-1827
Bergás Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Grófin 8
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 865-4236, 421-0088
Fit Hostel by the Airport
Hostels
  • Fitjabraut 6a
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8889
Hotel Keilir
Hotels
  • Hafnargata 37
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-9800
Svítan apartment guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Túngata 10 & 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 663-1269
Blue View bed and breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Klettás 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 868-4495
Airport Hotel Aurora Star
Hotels
  • Blikavöllur 2
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 595-1900
A. Bernhard Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vallargata 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2399

Others

Subway
Diners
  • Hafnargata 32
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-7756
Hlöllabátar
Diners
  • Hafnargata 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8000
Serrano
Restaurants
  • Krossmói 4
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 519-6920
Subway
Diners
  • Fitjar 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 517-7747
Domino's Pizza
Take Away
  • Hafnargötu 86
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 581-2345
Thai Keflavík
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 39
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8666
KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
Restaurants
  • Krossmói 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 423-7200, 570-6766
Viking World
Museums
  • Víkingabraut 1
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-2000
Olis - Service Station - Quiznos
Cafés
  • Básinn - Vatnsnesvegi 16
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-3755, 863-3741
Domino's Pizza
Take Away
  • Fitjar 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 581-2345
Cafe Idno
Restaurants
  • Vatnsnesvegur 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-7000
Langbest
Restaurants
  • Keilisbraut 771
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-4777
Ráin Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 19a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-4601
Other attractions
The Night of Lights - Reykjanes
Family and cultural festival As the bright nights of summer give way to the shorter days of autumn, the first Saturday of September sees the staging
of the highly popular Night of Lights, Reykjanes family and cultural festival. Now a fixed event in Iceland's cultural calendar, the event, which despite its name is now staged over four days from Thursday to Sunday, offers guests a taste of the very best in local culture,culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.An ever-growing celebration of local culture included more than 100 separate events. The Night of Light offers something for everyone, ranging
from art, theatre and music performed by groups and individuals, to a spectacular finale under a blaze of fireworks. For more information visit the festival's website www.ljosanott.is.
History and Culture
Kirkjuvogur

Kirkjuvogur (Church Cove) was a mansion in Hafnir, an annexed church site of the Grindavik parish, which was long served by the reverends of Utskalar. Still earlier, Kirkjuvogur was served from Hvalsnes. The catholic churches were dedicated to the Holy Mother. During the flood storm of 1799 the church was severely damaged. Today the church belongs to municpality of Reykjanesbær. It is the the only black wooden church in the Reykjanes peninsula and is a great stop on the way to The Bridge Between Continents.

History and Culture
The Church in Innri-Njarðvík
By the initiative of Ásbjörn Ólafsson, a farmer in Innri-Njarðvík, a church was built on the location. The church was consegrated in 1886 and is made from carved rock which was brought from the shore nearby and the heath above the inhabitated area. Magnús Magnússon (1842-1887) organized the carving of the rocks. One of the three clocks in the churchtower is an ancient clock made in 1725. The Church in Innri-Njarðvík is preserved.
History and Culture
The Giganta in the cave

Giganta in the mountain moved to Reykjanesbær during the family and cultural festival the Night of Lights in 2008 and is now located in Black Cave at the marina in Gróf. There Giganta has been settling in her nice cave with its superb view over the bay of Keflavík and Faxaflói.

Giganta is originally the creation of author Herdís Egilsdóttir who has written 16 stories about the little girl Sigga and her friend Giganta in the mountain. The last one describes her migration to Reykjanesbær. The Giganta is in full size and sits sleeping in a rocking chair in the kitchen.

Open every day from 10:00 -17:00. Free Admission

Contact:

Tel.: 420-3245
Email: duushus@reykjanesbaer.is
Website: www.skessan.is

Other attractions
Stapi

Company: Hljómahöll

About the facility

Description

The historic community Stapi, largest room of Hljomaholl. The Hall extended with the opening of Merkines.

Size

350 m²

Stage

Yes, 12 m widht x 9 m deep

Good entrance

Yes

Capacity

Theater: 400 people

Banquet: 450 people

Standing: 900 people

Staff

Yes


Technology

Sound system

JBL

Projector

Hitachi 6000 lumens

Size of screen

6m x 5m

Microphones

Yes

Wireless cursors

Yes

Computer

WIFI

Yes

Nature
The Zoological Viking Home

The Zoological Viking Home is in operation next door to the Vikingworld. These are some calves, lambs and goats as well as chickens and rabbits in a fun environment. All the animals have in common to be of the same kind as the domestic animals brought over the Atlantic Ocean with the first permanent settlers in Iceland over 1100 years ago.

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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