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Sandgerði  (GPS  64° 1’50.39″N   22°41’17.52″W) is located in South West Iceland, on the Reykjanes peninsula. It has a population of 1540 and the distance to Reykjavík is 54 km ( 33 miles ). There is a daily scheduled bus service between Sandgerði and Reykjavík.

Accommodation

Accomodation options include cottages and camping sites.

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include resturants, grocery stores , bank , pharmacy, swimming pool, golf course, bird watching. The Suðurnes science and learning center- https://thekkingarsetur.is/english

Annual festival

Sandgerðisdagar

The town festival “Sandgerðisdagar” takes place every year on the last weekend in August. There is live music and concerts, cake baking competition, activities for children and much more.

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Waterfalls

Bjarnarfoss

Bjarnarfoss is located on the south side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the river Bjarná. It falls 80 metres in two tiers from basalt cliffs.

Geothermal areas

Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur is the name of a geothermal area close to the town of Hveragerði in South Iceland. It is about a one hour hike along

Villages

Hellissandur

Hellissandur and Rif are two villages about 2 km apart (GPS 64°54’56.42″N 23°52’33.97″W),located on the western area of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The population of Hellisandi