The town of Hafnarfjordur has grown up among lava which flowed about 7,300 years ago.
As the lava flowed into the sea it formed strange and picturesque shapes, and the people of the town have placed their homes among these dramatic rock formations.
Hafnarfjordur harbour is a fishing port which has three quays suitable for accommodating cruise ships.
Iceland’s third-largest community resides here with just over 26,000 inhabitants, not to mention the elves who are reputed to live in various places in and around the town!
Within easy reach of the town is the ‘sacred mount’ of Helgafell, a 340 mtr peak easily climbed via the northeast ridge.
Krýsuvík is an area of geothermal activity and outstanding natural beauty.
The town offers visitors plenty of activities such as whale-watching, horse-riding, and elf spotting, as well as splendid Viking feasts.
The Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Arts offers art exhibitions and concerts.
- Including the ancient Parliament Thingvellir, Beautiful Lake Laugavatn, The world famous Geysir with its brother Strokkur erupting every 15 minutes and the one and only Golden Waterfall Gullfoss.
- Including Lake Kleyfarvatn - Geothermal area at Krysuvik and the world famous Blue Lagoon
- Including Hafnarfjordur the Town in the Lava - Bessastadir, Icelands President's residence - Reykjavik, Perlan, Hofdi, Hallgrimskirkja and the brand new concert and poera house Harpa
- Including driving in a Monster truck, Snowmobile, Hiking on a real glacier.