Hafnarfjörður, a port town, is located just 10 km from Reykjavík. It stands as the third-most populous city in the country. Hafnarfjörður has become an epicenter of exciting urban activities, including many different festival events, including the Viking Festival and Bright Days.
When travelling to Iceland, you’ll definitely want to say that you visited Hafnarfjörður. Here are things to see and do in the town.
If you want to relax and soak in some beautiful scenery after a day of driving, be sure to check out Hellisgerdi Park. The park is tucked away in the heart of Hafnarfjörður.
The park is relatively small but is a great place to spend an hour during the day, especially if the weather is nice. It’s home to beautiful bonds and moss-covered lava rocks. It's said that the park is home to dwarves and elves.
Hafnarfjörður Museum is home to all sorts of unique artefacts. The main building houses two exhibitions: town history and antique children's toys. Hafnarfjörður Museum also has other exhibitions that change throughout the year.
Relax, unwind, and have fun in one of the three geothermal pools in Hafnarfjörður. These pools are naturally warm, making them the perfect temperature for soaking and relaxing. We highly recommend starting your day off with a quick dip.
Experience life as a Viking by dining at Fjörukráin, a well-known restaurant in Hafnarfjörður that attracts plenty of tourists. This restaurant offers a Viking atmosphere, including feasts that will curb your appetite and leave you full for your next adventure!
Inside Fjörukráin, you're greeted with a carved timber replica of a true Viking hall. Waiters and waitresses are dressed as real Vikings and serve traditional food including Brennivín and hákarl.
Enjoy locally crafted whisky, gin, and Brennivín at Eimverk Distillery. This is the first (and only!) whisky distillery in Iceland. Whisky is made using 100% Icelandic barley. At the distillery, you can also try Brennivín, a traditional drink that's made with botanicals and native herbs.
Sign up for an hour-long tour that includes a walk around the distillery, as well as tastings of various types of liquor.
Leiðarendi Lava Tube
If you're feeling adventurous, don't pass up a chance to visit the Leiðarendi Lava Tube, located near the Blue Mountains. Lava tube caves and craters are natural phenomena that occur when surface lava solidified but the hot magma continued to flow into tunnels. Be aware that, in order to get to the lava tube, you'll need an off-road vehicle that can traverse the rugged terrain.
Be sure to pack headlamps and helmets so that you can see the lava candles and other natural wonders inside of the tube.
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