Welcome to Hafnarfjörður

Experience the atmosphere

Hafnarfjörður is popular among tourists. This harbour town has managed to maintain its cosy atmosphere and warmness, while still building diverse commerce and services. Today you can find numerous cafes and restaurants all over town, which all have their charm and uniqueness. Weekly events and entertainment are evidence of the town’s vibrant cultural life. A big role is played by Bæjarbíó (Town Cinema), and Gaflaraleikhúsið (the Gablers Theatre) along with Hafnarfjörður Museum, Hafnarborg art centre and Hafnarfjörður Library. Access to all museums is free.

Hafnarjörður strandgata

Charming dock and beautiful nature

Hafnarfjörður is in many ways unique, especially for the vibrant town centre, charming dock area and easy access to beautiful natural treasures. Some of them are within walking distance from the town centre: Hellisgerði, Víðistaðatún, Lækurinn and Hamarinn, to name a few. Many residents in Hafnarfjörður have the luxury of having Helgafell, Hvaleyrarvatn, Ásfjall and Ástjörn in their backyard and other residents have these treasures just outside the town limits. In the upper areas of town, there are adventures at every turn.


Friendly town surrounded by lava

Hafnarfjörður is a friendly town, surrounded by lava and natural treasures. It has grown considerably in the last decade and has in a unique way managed to maintain a cosy atmosphere along with being active in welcoming everyone that visits the town.


How to spend a day in Hafnarfjörður:

  • Charming dock area.
  • A vibrant town centre with diverse shops, Icelandic design and handicrafts.
  • Cosy cafes and restaurants with delicious food.
  • 3 swimming pools, each one with its own charm.
  • Natural treasures.
  • A profound history and culture.
  • Adventures and a variety of exciting activities.
  • Exciting events throughout the year.
  • Cozy accommodation options.