Grindavíkurbær

GRINDAVÍK is a beautiful Icelandic fishing town on the south coast of the Reykjanes peninsula. Life in Grindavík has to a large extent evolved around fishing since the time of its settlement in approx. 934 A.D.

In the last few years Grindavík has grown significantly as a tourist destination with its local population of about 2900 people, most of who base their livelihood on fishing or fish related industry. Grindavík alone provides more than 40% of Iceland’s salt fish production with one of the most active harbours in the country.

Blue Lagoon

By far the best known attraction of Grindavík is the Blue lagoon. But the scenic nature surrounding Grindavík includes more than just the blue-water hot-spring which has become so popular, and some are positively breathtaking. 

East of Grindavík, Krýsuvík, Selatangar, Festarfjall and seemingly endless lava fields are among places to see. To the south, the Atlantic Ocean battles the island endlessly and to the west from Grindavík lays Reykjanes and the Reykjanes light house, the Gunnuhver (the “Gunna geyser”), Brimketill, Eldvörp and a multitude of other interesting natural phenomena.

Grindavík is only a 15 minutes drive from Keflavík Airport and 10 minutes from the Blue lagoon. 

 

Related Articles

    Strandabyggð

    Strandabyggð

    Hólmavík is a charming small town in the Strandir area, which makes up the most eastern tip of the Westfjords. It’s a po...

    Atlantsflug Fly tours

    Atlantsflug Fly tours

    Atlantsflug ist ein familienbetriebenes Flugunternehmen. Mit drei Abflugsorten an der Südküste bekommt man hier einfache...

    Þakgil Campingplatz

    Þakgil Campingplatz

    Þakgil ist ein wenig bekanntes Hochlandparadies für Wanderer, sehr nahe an der Südküste von Island gelgen. Þakgil (D...
    Viking Café Horse Rental

    Viking Café Pferdeverleih

    Viking Café Pferdeverleih

    Viking Café Horse Rental bietet wundervolle Reittouren auf schwarzen Sandstränden an und bei toller Natur etwas außerhal...


Víkurbraut 62 240 Grindavík

+354 420 1100

[email protected]

www.grindavik.is



CATEGORIES

NEARBY SERVICES

  • Best of Iceland

    Best of Iceland