"Vogar village in Vatnsleysuströnd." Reykjanes Things to Do Tip by Regina1965
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Vogar village in Vatnsleysuströnd is a small village by the ocean just before you reach the turn off to Grindavík and The Blue Lagoon. The inhabitants in this village are ca 1.000. The settler here was a kinswoman of our first settler Ingólfur Arnarson, Steinunn the Old. There was a manor here at Stóru Vogar for centuries.
Vogar is a typical small Icelandic village with a school, a kindergarten, a swimming pool, a community centre, a sports center, a hotel, a golf-course and a library to name some. And of course health-service and a police man, even though it is so close to Keflavík and Njarđvík (Reykjanesbćr).
There is a lovely park in Vogar and a harbour. If you go down to the shore you will see the memorial for seamen, which ever little hamlet in Iceland has got. And by the shore there is lava with fissures in it and on a sunny day it makes for quite a lovely walk.
By the Vogaskóli school there is a rock of 450 kilos but the story goes that Jón sterki Daníelsson from Storđ (born in 1771) carried that rock a long distance. Jón Daníelsson was Iceland´s strongest man and the rock now stands by the school as a monument for Jón.
Rye pancakes (flatkökur) are made by the marina at Vogar, called Tótuflatkökur. They can make up to 1.500 rye pancakes a day.
The Vogar House of Culture is located in a renovated barn.
Directions: Coming from Reykjavík you turn right off from Reykjanesbraut after 44 km and drive for 1,5 km to get to Vogar. It is ca 12 minutes away from Keflavík.
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