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.Read more
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.