"Once a village, now a suburb" Top 5 Page for this destination Hafnarfjörður by yooperprof

Hafnarfjörður Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 262 photos

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!

  • Last visit to Hafnarfjörður: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2007 at 4:20 AM

    Putrid shark's meat! That's waste not want not!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 11:43 AM

    Your "tongue-in-cheek" humor delights me. Interesting tidbits about architectural details. Restaurant sounds fascinating.

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 10:21 AM

    So you didn't stop to see the Viking warriors and maidens? I would have HAD to eat there :-)


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