Must Visit Places in Kópavogur

Kópavogur is the second largest town in Iceland and is conveniently located next to the country's capital. Kópavogur is well-loved for its family-oriented and relaxed culture, offering plenty to do and see to best enjoy your time.

Here are a few places worth visiting when exploring Kópavogur:

Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs

If you enjoy natural history, be sure to head to Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs. At the museum, you'll find some of the most fascinating artefacts, including stuffed animals, marimo balls, and even an orca skeleton. Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs also houses the Salurinn, a concert hall that was constructed from spruce and driftwood—traditional Icelandic materials.


If you love to shop, Kópavogur is the town for you. It's home to Smáralind, which is the country's largest shopping mall. Here you'll find more than 80 shops, including local businesses and big chain companies. The mall also offers gift shops, cafes, restaurants, and even supermarkets.

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Bathe & Relax

Iceland is one of the few countries that has geothermal swimming pools. The ones you'll find in Kópavogur are some of the best in the country. Be sure to check out the Salalaug or the Kópavogslaug for an experience you'll never forget.

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