Grindavík

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Grindavík (GPS 63°51’3.03″N 22°25’56.95″W) is a fishing village on the south cost of Reykjanes peninsula. It has a population of 3000 people. The distance from Reykjavík to Grindavik is approximately  50 km ( 32 miles ). There is a daily scheduled bus service from Reykjavik to Grindavik.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, airbnb, and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/grindavik/) .

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, swimming pool, 18 hole golf course, tourist information centre which is located at The Icelandic SaltfishMuseum in Grindavík. Interesting places to visit near Grindarvik are Gunnuhver hot spring, Brimketill, Blue Lagoon, and Krísuvík.

Annual Festival

Sjóarinn síkáti

The Fishermen´s day festival “ Sjóarinn síkáti” takes place on the first weekend in June every day. This is a family festival with activities for everyone. The scheduled program for “Sjóarinn síkáti” 2018 can be seen here: http://www.grindavik.is/gogn/2018/Dagskr%C3%A1-sj%C3%B3arans-s%C3%ADk%C3%A1ta-EN.pdf

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Natural attractions

Hellnar

Hellnar is located at the end of the Snaefellsnes peninsula and was for centuries one of the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.

Natural attractions

Brúin

Brúin Footbrige Brúin (The Bridge) is located on the Reykjanes peninsula. It is a man-made footbridge over a 15m fissure, spanning a gaping rift between

Villages

Vopnafjörður

Vopnafjörður  (65°45’16.47″N   14°49’36.62″W) is located in Northeast Iceland. It has a population of 530 people. The distance from Reykjavík is 620 km ( 385 miles