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° 58' 59.771" W22° 33' 22.138"
Postal codes

230,231,233,235,260,261

Travel directory for Reykjanesbaer

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Others

Raven Design
Crafts & Design
  • Grænásbraut 506
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 661-6999
Olgeir Andrésson
Day Tours
  • Skógarbraut 1105
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 848-1186, 421-2219
G SPOT ICELAND
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 44
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 787-2727
Icelandtaxi.com
Taxi
  • Stekkjargötu 79
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 892-0501
Magical Sky Iceland
Day Tours
  • Guðnýjarbraut 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 895-6364
G spot Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Grænásbraut 1221
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 762-6201
Reykjanes Tours
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 39
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 841-1448
Northbound
Travel Agency
  • Flugvallarbraut 752
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 539-3009
Iceland explore Tours
Day Tours
  • Hólagata 35
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 699-4613
Best Travel
Day Tours
  • Hringbraut 90
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 892-5121
New Horizons
Travel Agency
  • Holtsgata 52
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-0646
Anglers.is
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 27a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-3443
Airport Taxi
Taxi
  • Fitjabakki 1d
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-1212, 520-1212
Deluxe Iceland
Travel Agency
  • Flugvallarbraut 752
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 490-6006
Jónbjörn Breiðfjörð Edduson
Day Tours
  • Smáratún 23
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 690-2211
FARA
Day Tour Provider
  • Framnesvegur 19c
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 537-2018
Ice Top Tours
Day Tour Provider
  • Hringbraut 93
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 690 3448
Everything Iceland
Day Tours
  • Eikardalur 3
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 864-8128
Shuttle Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Heiðarból 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 852-9509

Others

Airport Hotel Aurora Star
Hotels
  • Blikavöllur 2
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 595-1900
Bed4u Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 10A
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-5555
Hotel Jazz
Hotels
  • Austurgötu 13
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-7900
Kef Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Grænásvegur 10
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 588-9999
Hótel Tjarna
Hotels
  • Tjarnabraut 24
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 835-5300
Hotel Asbru
Hotels
  • Valhallarbraut 761
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 426-5000
Hotel Keilir
Hotels
  • Hafnargata 37
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 4209800
Fit Hostel by the Airport
Hostels
  • Fitjabraut 6a
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8889
Keflavík Micro Suites
Hotels
  • Hafnargata 65
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 766-0700
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 60
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 5996100
KLA Suites - Keflavík luxury apartments
Apartments
  • Hringbraut 96
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 7725463
A. Bernhard Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vallargata 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 660-8152
Bergás Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Grófin 8
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 8654236, 421-0088
Guesthouse 1X6
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 3
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-1589
Blue View bed and breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Klettás 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 868-4495
B & B Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hringbraut 92
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 8674434, 692-7612
Svítan apartment guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Túngata 10 & 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 663-1269

Others

Domino’s Pizza
Take Away
  • Hafnargötu 86
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 581-2345
Ráin Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 19a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-4601
Joe and the Juice
Cafés
  • Keflavíkurflugvöllur
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 4313849
Serrano
Restaurants
  • Krossmói 4
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 519-6920
Domino’s Pizza
Take Away
  • Fitjar 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 581-2345
Cafe Idno
Restaurants
  • Vatnsnesvegur 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-7000
Olis - Service Station - Quiznos
Diners
  • Básinn - Vatnsnesvegi 16
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-3755, 863-3741
Langbest
Restaurants
  • Keilisbraut 771
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 4214777
Oriento middle eastern grill
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 36a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 555-0801
KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
Restaurants
  • Krossmói 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 570-6766, 570-6766
Subway
Diners
  • Fitjar 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 530-7070
Thai Keflavík
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 39
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 4218666
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
Keflavíkurkirkja / Keflavik Church

Keflavik Church was built in 1914 and designed by Rögnvaldur Ólafsson.

Opening hours:

Mondays - Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

Fridays: 10:00 - 12:00

Website: www.keflavikurkirkja.is

Phone: +354 420 4300


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
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.
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

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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