"Once a village, now a suburb" Top 5 Page for this destination Hafnarfjörður by yooperprof
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Hafnarfjordur presently has a population of about 20,000 - according to my Lonely Planet guide. That would make it one of the largest population centers outside of Reykjavik itself. Yet it retains its original sense of a small fishing community. This is a pleasant place to spend a hour or so while driving around the outskirts of the capital.
According to my guidebook, this was actually a trading center for the British in the 15th century, and later was controlled by the Baltic-based Hanseatic League. Now the international fishing industry seems to have taken over the seafront!
In this town, you'll see plenty of the typical Icelandic houses with corrugated tin siding. I've read that they often... more travel advice
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