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Vogar

The municipality of Vogar connects the Reykjanes peninsula with the capital area of Reykjavík. The municipality covers 200 km2 of land, 30 km of the coastline from Hafnarfjörður to Reykjanesbær to the mountain ridge of Grænadyngja. 

The town of Vogar is the center for services for the municipality.  There one can find various services and can enjoy a walk along the sea, watch the birdlife by Vogatjörn pond and the monument Íslands Hrafnistumenn by Erlingur Jónsson. The monument is in memory of fishermen from the area. In August The Family Day is held in the town of Vogar, and then the town comes alive with people of all ages enjoying themselves together.

At Kálfatjörn you will find an excellent 9 hole golf course, which is played around one of the largest wooden churches in Iceland. In the district of Vatnsleysuströnd are several landmarks, among them are Mount Keilir, Háibjalli, Snorrastaðatjarnir, Hrafnagjá and Staðarborg. Outdoor enthusiasts should therefore take a look at the district of Vatnsleysuströnd.

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Vogar
GPS Points N63° 59' 2.436" W22° 23' 31.395"
Postal codes

190

Population

1189

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Ocean Front Iceland
Apartments
  • Minna Knarrarnes
  • 190 Vogar
  • 897-6424 , 852-0285
Baldur Reading Society
Libraries & Archives
  • Bókasafn Stóru-Vogaskóla, Tjarnargata 2
  • 190 Vogar
  • 440-6289
Vatnsleysuströnd Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Kálfatjörn
  • 190 Vogar
  • 424-6529
Gjafakort giftshop
Shopping
  • Iðndalur 2
  • 190 Vogar
  • 694-3089, 777-3222
Valtýr Gunnlaugsson
Tour Operators
  • Heiðargerði 18
  • 190 Vogar
  • 699-6698
Photo gallery
Museums
  • Vogar
  • 190 Vogar
  • 440-6200

Others

Ocean Front Iceland
Apartments
  • Minna Knarrarnes
  • 190 Vogar
  • 897-6424 , 852-0285
History and Culture
Vatnsleysa

Farms Smaller and Big Vatnsleysa were formerly manors and big fishing outfits in the County of the Vatnsleysa County. They stood on the western shores of the Vatnsleysa Cove, between spit Keilisnes to the west and spit Hraunsnes to the east. Farm Smaller Vatnsleysa is among the biggest pig farm of the country (producing the Ali-products). Among the benefits of those two farms were the rich lumpfish grounds, driftwood and thermal activity.

Vatnsleysa was a church site during catholic times, where the churches were dedicated to all the saints and it possessed a big part of the farm´s property. The churches at Vatnsleysa were served from the parsonage Kalfatjorn for a long time.


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Other attractions
Familyday in Vogar

Each summer in August a Family Day is held in Vogar in Vatnsleysuströnd. At this time the family is in the forefront and everyone is welcome. The program is mostly arranged by the locals and made to fit all ages of family members. Among other things for amusement are soap-soccer, fishing in the harbour, home-made car race and many other interesting and amusing things.
Also look for other events and more information about the festival on www.vogar.is

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