Sandgerði is one of the Iceland’s major fishing communities and is located on the very northern tip of the peninsula. There are interesting things to do in the town, including birdwatching and golfing. A large variety of handmade souvenirs are on offer at the Listatorg souvenir shop and one can also take in the nature and research exhibits at the Suðurnes Science and Learning Center.

It is possible to rent a quiet summer house on the north side of town and a camping site with all the necessary facilities recently opened. A newly constructed road takes you right around the coastline, passing Hvalsnes church, Stafnes village and onwards to Hafnir village.

GPS Points N64° 2' 19.722" W22° 42' 21.345"
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Day Tour Provider
  • Vallargata 7
  • 245 Suðurnesjabær
  • 626-3636
Sandgerði Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Vallarhús
  • 245 Suðurnesjabær
  • 423-7802
Oddný Kristrún Ásgeirsdóttir
Day Tour Provider
  • Holtsgata 48
  • 245 Suðurnesjabær
  • 868-1805
History and Culture
The Church at Hvalsnes

The church at Hvalsnes was consecrated in 1887. Ketill Ketilsson farmer and ship owner at Kotvogur, who then owned the land at Hvalsnes financed the building of the church. The church is preserved and is completely built of carved stone collected from the local plentiful area of rock. All of the wood in the interior was collected from the shores nearby. Extensive repairs were made to the church in 1945 under the supervision of the architect of the state. One of the most remarkable items of the church is the gravestone of Steinunn Hallgrímsdóttir who died when she was 4 years old in 1649. She was the daughter of Hallgrímur Pétursson Iceland's most important psalmist which at that time served as a priest at the parish in Hvalsnes. The gravestone was lost for a long time but was discovered again in 1964 but it had been used as a part of a walkway leading to the church.

The church is still operating today and fits 100 people.

Other attractions
Sandgerðisdagar in Sandgerdi

Annually on the last weekend in august there is a family festival held in Sandgerði which emphazises on the enjoyment of people coming together and entertaining each other. Many events are available to people from Friday to Sunday because then all of the local citizens put in an effort to make the weekend as memorable as possible. For more information visit the official webpage of Sandgerði


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The Reykjanes Peninsula

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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