Hafnarfjörður is perfect to explore on foot, with free museums, curious little jewelry's, cafés, boutiques, and galleries. Enjoy the cozy hangouts and the family-run restaurants that serve a variety of tasty dishes. Take a stroll along the beautiful harbour. For the history enthusiasts, visit the Hafnarfjörður Museum for a journey through the town's rich heritage, and enjoy contemporary art at Hafnarborg Art Museum. See the fascinating view at Hamarinn cliff. Have a round of golf at Keilir golf course, surrounded by lava and with views to Snæfellsjökull glacier. Take the children to Víðistaðatún playground and spot elves in Hellisgerði Lava Garden. Last but not least, have a soak in one of the three fantastic thermal pools there are to choose from.



Byggðasafn Hafnarfjarðar – Hafnarfjörður Museum

The Hafnarfjörður Museum exhibits cultural artefacts and photographs of the town and its surrounding region. Housed in a number of buildings and outposts around Hafnarfjörður, the museum's collection offers extraordinary insight into the region's rich heritage. One of the main buildings is Pakkhúsið, where three exhibits run concurrently at this tastefully restored, charming blue building that was formerly used as a warehouse. On display are two permanent exhibitions, one on the history of Hafnarfjörður and the other featuring classic toys and children's goods. A third, temporary exhibition on various themes rotates throughout the year.

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The name of the street Fornubúðir by today's boat harbor is reminiscent of the old trading post of the Hanseatic merchants, who set up their stalls and tents here. The stone arch by artist Hartmut Wolf (Lupus) marks the site of the first Protestant church in Iceland, built in 1533 for German seafarers. The monument was unveiled by German President Johannes Rau and Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson in 2003.