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The Church at Hvalsnes

The Church at Hvalsnes

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 b
Hallgrímur Pétursson

Hallgrímur Pétursson

Hallgrímur (1614-74), regarded as Iceland's greatest religious poet, is best known for his Hymns of the Passion. First published in 1666, the Hymns of
Stafnes

Stafnes

Stafnes was a mansion in the past.  There were many fishing outfits on the property and many people lived there during the fishing seasons.  Royal fis
Basendar

Basendar

An ancient fishing outfit and a trading post just south of Stafnes. It was one of the harbours of the Danish Trade Monopoly posts comprising Hafnir,
The cod war at Básendar and Grindavík

The cod war at Básendar and Grindavík

Gallow cliffs in Stafnes

Gallow cliffs in Stafnes

Place of execution according to an old folk story.  Cliffs, two of which are quite high, with an inlet several fathoms deep between them. A tree betw
Rosmhvalanes

Rosmhvalanes

Flat point at the northwestern part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is from glacial periods and is between Ytri-Njarðvík and Kirkjuvog.  Rosmhvalur w
Thorshofn

Thorshofn

During the 19th century ships started frequenting this harbour again.  The merchants of Keflavik often unloaded salt, timber and heavy merchandize the
Suðurnesjabær

Suðurnesjabær

On June 10th, 2018, a new municipality, Suðurnesjabær was created from the merger of Sandgerði and Garður. Residents voted on their new town’s name an
Public library Suðurnesjabær

Public library Suðurnesjabær

The Public library in Suðurnesjabær is located nex to the swimming pool in Sandgerði.
Sandgerði Swimming pool

Sandgerði Swimming pool

Opening hours: September 1 - May 31: Weekdays: 07:00 - 20:30 Weekends: 10:00 - 16:00 Gym open at same hours June 1 - August 31 Weekdays: 07:00 – 2
Airport Hotel Aurora Star

Airport Hotel Aurora Star

The hotel opened in 2012 and is in walking distance, only 100 metres, from the Keflavik Airport Terminal. The rooms are modern and spacious and offer
Sandgerðisdagar in Sandgerdi

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 en
I-stay

I-stay

On the campsite is a servicehouse that contains a bathroom, showers, outdoor-sinks (hot and cold water), also possible to use a washer and a dryer. Ha
Sandgerdi

Sandgerdi

Sandgerði is one of the country's major fishing communities. Rich fishing-grounds are found just off the coast of Sandgerði. There are interesting thi
Sandgerðiskirkja / Sandgerði Church

Sandgerðiskirkja / Sandgerði Church

The curch in Sandgerði was taken into use in 1998 and is ordained for all religious ceremonies. 
Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre is a regional institute of natural research and is based in Sandgerði. It was established in the year 2000 an
Sudurnes Science and Learning Center

Sudurnes Science and Learning Center

If you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, sea creatures, research related to the area and art, the Sudurnes Science and Learning Cen

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