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Towns of Iceland - Basic information

Short description on all towns in Iceland, Click in their names to get more information and pictures. Most the towns around Iceland are by the coast line, except for South Iceland and the explanation is simple, there are very few harbours on the south coast. The towns are service centres in this biggest agricultural area of the land. Some of the smaller ones are built around geothermal fields of which there are many in the region. Most of the towns have extensive tourist services and due to the diversity of the area there are many possibilities to choose from including some of the country's major tourist attractions. The coastal towns are in most cases fisheries towns, building their ecconomy on fish and fish products.

* The degrees beside every name stand for the Latitude and Longitude location of each town.

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  • Akranes, West Iceland - 64.33°N - 22.09°W
    The town of Akranes lies just across the blue straits and is visible from Reykjavķk on a clear day. Settled by Irish brothers in the year 880, it is now a blossoming industrial town with a focus on fishing and fish production. An area worth visiting is the seafront, especially the beautiful sandy beach, Langisandur, stretched below the center of town.
  • Akureyri The capital of north Iceland - 64.33°N - 22.09°W
    Located in north east Iceland. Akureyri is one of the oldest towns in the country and has been a commercial port and market town since the 16th Century. Today, this “capital city of the North” boasts a population of over 15.000 people. It is regarded as the commercial centre of North Iceland, with a steady base in fisheries, agriculture and services.
  • Įlftanes, South West Iceland - 64.11°N  - 22.03°W
    Part of the Capital area, near the town of Hafnarfjordur.
  • Bolungarvķk, West fjords - 66.15°N - 23.27°W
    Bolungarvķk has a long and interesting history, being one of the oldest fishing towns in Iceland, and one of the few mentioned in the Sagas. For centuries it was the greatest fishery town in the West Fjords and at the turn of the last century, the greatest in Iceland. We are proud of our town’s history and you can witness a part of it by visiting the Ósvör, an old restored fisherman’s camp.
  • Borgarnes, West Iceland - 64.54°N - 21.95°W
    Borgarnes is an attractive town with a population of about 2000, located 70 kilometres west of Reykjavķk on National Highway No. 1 (the “ring road”), which extends all the way around Iceland. The distance to Leifsstöš (Keflavķk International Airport) is 120 kilometres.
  • Dalvķk, North east Iceland - 65.98°N -18.58°W
    The mountains of Tröllaskagi (“Trolls’ Headland” – between Eyjafjöršur and Skagafjöršur) are renowned as one of Iceland’s most spectacular areas for outdoor activity. Hikers can find suitable walking routes at any time of year, while mountaineers can scale peaks of all shapes and sizes.
  • Egilsstašir, East Iceland - 65.26°N 14.40°W
    The five communities Egilsstašabęr, Vallahreppur, Skrišdalshreppur, Hjaltastašažinghį and Eišažinghį merged into one community, Austur-Héraš in 1998. The community covers a vast area and its nature and industry is versatile.
  • Eskifjöršur, East Iceland - 65.07°N - 14.00°W
    N/A
  • Garšabęr, Capital area - 64.09°N - 21.99°W
    Garšabęr is a growing town in the Reykjavķk area. Garšabęr is the sixth largest town in Iceland with a population of 8.500. The site of Garšabęr has been inhabited since Iceland was first settled in the 9th century. Landnįma, the Book of Settlement, tells about two farms in the site of Garšabęr, Vķfilsstašir and Skślastašir.
  • Garšur, Reykjanes south Iceland - 64.07°N - 22.65°W
    Continuing north from Keflavķk, the road passes Leira, one of Iceland's finest golf courses and one of the country¹s few links facilities, to reach the village of Garšur, the old northern outskirts of which are still clearly defined by a large earthwork which once marked the boundaries of a Viking estate of the same name.
  • Grindavķk, Reykjanes south Iceland - 63.85°N 22.45°W
    Leaving Reykjanes, the road turns east towards the cliffs at Stašarberg. As it passes one of the region¹s many salmon farms, a narrow path forks off to the right towards the shore and Brimketill, a strange formation of rock and sea well worth a visit.
  • Hafnarfjöršur, Capital area - 64.06°N - 21.95°W
    Known as "The Town in the Lava," Hafnarfjordur, Iceland's third-largest town, has been a trading port longer than any other place in Iceland. In fact, the excellent natural harbour here gives the town its name, meaning "harbour fjord."
  • Hella, south Iceland
    A village in a pleasant, open position on the eastern bank of Ytri-Rangį river. Meat and poultry processing, trade and service centre.  Hella is one of three main regional centres in South Iceland, the other two being Selfoss to the north-west and Hvolsvöllur to the south-east. This trading and agricultural centre provides the neighbouring farms with a wide range of services.
  • Höfn, east Iceland - 64.26°N - 15.21°W
    The basic industry is fishing and fish processing. Due to glacial sand filling up inlets on the south coast, the first other good harbour to the west is at the islands Vestmannaeyjar. Höfn actually means harbour, though even here repeated dredging has proved necessary to keep the entrance safe from sand deposits. Ships come and go, the catch enters the fish processing plants and can be tried out in local restaurants.
  • Hśsavķk, north east Iceland - 66.05°N - 17.35°W
    The Hśsavķkurbęr municipality of 2.500 inhabitants, consits of Hśsavķk town on the peninsula Tjörnes and further south the agricultural area Reykjahverfi. Hśsavķkurbęr is a perfect centre for indiviual tourists and groups travelling in the northeast of Iceland.
  • Hveragerši, south Iceland - 64.01°N - 21.21°W
    Hveragerši is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavķk, Iceland's capital. The town is conveniently located on the Ring Road, Iceland's principal highway, and there is a good bus connection with the capital area.
  • Ķsafjöršur, West fjords - 66.08°N - 23.14°W
    Capital of the West fjords, Iceland. Cool town surrounded by moutains and some awesome territory. The fjord has two valleys, Tungudalur and Engidalur, and is surrounded by high and steep mountains. The two valleys are the main outdoor activity areas of Ķsafjöršur.
  • Keflavķk, Reykjanes south Iceland - 64.01°N - 22.56°W
    You may not know it, but as soon as you touch down at Keflavik Airport your Reykjanes experience has already begun. Without the need to travel any further, you will find a full range of visitor services, including car-rental outlets and some excellent hotels, all within a five-minute reach of the terminal building.
  • Kópavogur, capital area - 64.12°N - 21.92°W
    Kópavogsbęr (Kópavogur Town) has in recent years made a concerted effort to keep residents informed about the actions of the town council, as well as all matters relating to finance and services.
  • Mosfellsbęr, Capital area - 64.15°N - 21.65°W
    N/A - No information listed.
  • Neskaupstašur, East Iceland - 65.15°N - 13.70°W
    You can find the Museum of Natural History. At the Museum of Natural History, one can gain many insights into the flora, fauna and geology of the surrounding area. Neskaupstadur ahs a great  proximity to prosperous fishing grounds.
  • Ólafsfjöršur, North East Iceland - 66.07°N - 18.65°W
    N/A - No information listed.
  • Ólafsvķk, West Iceland - 64.89°N - 23.74°W
    The town of Olafsvik developed centuries ago on a sinonymous cove. It offers a good natural harbour and rich fishing grounds nearby. The harbour was rebuilt and greatly enlarged in the 1950’s and since then Olafsvik is the most productive fishing town on the Snaefell's Peninsula resulting in thriving fish industry and related undertakings.
  • Raufarhöfn -  - 64.12°N - 21.92°W  (Aprox)
    Raufarhofn is the northern most village in Iceland and inhabits about 250 people. The village has strong inseparable ties with the ocean, as its people have lived on fishing and fish processing all the way back to days of the first settlement.
  • Reykjavik City, Iceland. Tourist information - 64.14°N - 21.92°W
    Reykjavķk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Iceland with 115,000 inhabitants. It is the focus of business, transport, trade and communication as well as being Iceland“s cultural and educational centre.
  • Sandgerdi, Reykjanes south Iceland - 64.05°N - 22.71°W
    From Garšur, the road turns south towards the fishing village of Sandgerši, passing on the way Hafurbjarnastašur, site of a heathen female grave dating from Viking times, and the remains of which are now preserved in the National Museum of Iceland.
  • Saušįrkrókur, North West Iceland - 65.74°N - 19.66°W
    There are many places of interest in northwest Iceland. From Brś in the west to Siglufjöršur in the east, this sparsely populated part of Iceland covers three districts and one eighth of the country in terms of square kilometres, but the population is only about ten thousand.
  • Selfoss, south Iceland - 63.94°N - 21.01°W
    The town Selfoss started developing in 1891, when a suspension bridge was built across the most voluminous river in Iceland, Olfusa. This bridge collapsed in 1944 and a new one was constructed immediately. The community was strengthened in 1930, when the co-operative shop and the dairy were established.
  • Seltjarnarnes, Capital area - 64.13°N - 21.93°W
    N/A - No information listed.
  • Seydisfjordur, east Iceland - aprox 65.15°N - 13.70°W
    The fjord of Seydisfjordur is long and calm and twists and turns for 17 kilometers from it's mouth the head of the fjord, where the the town of Seydisfjordur is, sheltered by the roots of Mt. Strandartindur. The fjord is known for among others as a stop-over for the passanger ferry Norrona, that sails weekly in summers from Seydisfjordur to Denmark, the Faroes Islands, Norway and Shetland.
  • Siglufjöršur (Siglufjordur), North West Iceland - 66.16°N - 18.93°W
    N/A - No information listed.
  • Stykkishólmur, West Iceland - 65.07°N - 22.74°W
    For centuries, Stykkishómur has been a centre of trade, service and transport for the Breišafjöršur area. The village is still an ideal destination for those who are visiting the Breišafjöršur area, the Snęfellsnes peninsula, the Dalir valleys and the Borgarfjöršur district. The current road distance from Reykjavķk to Stykkishólmur is 215 km, but it will be reduced to 165 km once the Hvalfjöršur tunnel is opened.
  • Žorlįkshöfn (Thorlakshofn), South Iceland - 63.86°N - 21.40°W
    N/A
  • Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), south Iceland 63.44°N - 20.27°W
    Vestmannaeyjar, the Westman Islands, a paradise at the end of the world where the molten lava runs close to the surface, and the puffins circle tirelessly above their precarious homes built on sheer cliff faces; the place that the star of Free Willy ( Keiko ) did choos to make his home. Calm and wonderous haven in a freezing, thundering sea, where the hardy meet the artistic and the wild.


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