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Grindavík is a hamlet with ca 2.830 inhabitants. Despite it being so small it is one of the most important fishing towns in Iceland.

Grindavík has got a church, a swimming pool, a golf course, horse-rental, 5 restaurants and a hotel and there are many interesting things to visit in this area. There is also The Icelandic Salt Fish Museum (650 fm2) which displays the story of salt fish production which has been really important for the Icelandic economy.

How to get to Grindavík: When driving from Reykjavík you turn right and under the bridge after about 48 km. When coming from the International airport or Keflavík you turn right after ca 15 kilometres. From there there are 13 km to Grindavík.

Grindavík - The Blue lagoon.

5 kilometres west of the town-centre is Grindavík's main attraction, The Blue Lagoon, visited by almost all tourists who visit Iceland, and frequented a lot by us Icelanders as well. I created this Grindavík page when I started out on VT, as The Blue Lagoon belongs to Grindavík, but the tips got kind of lost on this page. That is why I moved them to my Iceland pages and Reykjanes pages.


There is a lovely little old house in Grindavík, called Gestahús Einars in Garđhúsum. It is 135 years old and serves as a small Information center and there is Icelandic embroidery for sale.

In 1627 some Algerian thugs came to Grindavík and more places in Iceland and kidnapped a lot of Icelanders and sold them into slavery :( You can see a glass stained window in the new church depicting that horrible act.

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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    I am learning so much from you about history and culture of Island. Thank you for that!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Beautiful stained glass window of the event.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Regina, fantastic start about this little hamlet. The memorial for the fishermen looks indeed very impressive.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    hi Regina! nice little page...finding the thought of a return trip to Iceland more and more enticing!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    We were just talking last night about how dangerous lava is. A student of mine took a lava tour in Hawaii. She said they had to be very careful of where they walked so they wouldn't burn holes in their shoes.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Wow! The Blue Lagoon looks very enticing!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:14 AM

    Not sure I'd dare to get undressed in those temps.

  • a5floor's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2008 at 3:34 AM

    Loved the Blue Lagoon! Especially when the outdoor temperature was +2C... Good info!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Very interesting tips about the Blue Lagoon and its healing powers! It is also very beautiful!

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Excellent tips on the Blue Lagoon! :-) I really enjoyed my day trip there - it was such a relaxing and invigorating experience! I wish I'd known about the rooftop viewing area - your photos from up there are wonderful!

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