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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Quintessential 100 year old park ideal for a nice stroll among the lava rocks, moss and trees. Hellisgerði is said to be home to elves and hidden people so please be respectful of the nature. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Farm to table Icelandic cuisine with a modern Scandinavian twist. Menu changes daily depending on season. We recommend you go there for Icelandic fish for lunch or step in during the evening for a more upscale experience and perhaps a cocktail. Run by a young local couple. Note they are closed on Mondays. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pool
“Taking a dip in a geothermal pool is a must for your visit to Iceland. The pool is warm, with a selection of hot tubs, 2 slides and a kiddy pool. It's open all year and ideal for wintertime. Great fun and refreshing for everyone.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“It is a very beautiful building with a lot of history. There is also every year a Viking festival. You can have a lovely dinner at Fjörukráin Viking restaurant it is open daily from 6 pm - 10 pm. They serve lamb shanks, sheep heads, minke whale, the traditional Icelandic meat soup, dried haddock, many types of fish, the traditional skyr and many other desserts.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hafnarborg – the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art was founded in 1983, becoming the home of the town’s art collection. Chemist Sverrir Magnússon and his wife Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir laid the foundations of the museum and its collection with the donation of their home and art collection to the town. On the ground floor is a nice restaurant and if you visit the beautiful neighborhood of Hafnarfjörður you can not miss a visit to this wonderful museum. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee in Iceland in a friendly and cozy environment. Great view of the harbour, pets allowed, home made food and baked goods. Not to be missed on a visit in Hafnarfjordur”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Is a nice coffee house that serves very nice coffee, food, and cakes. They have live music. open: Monday - Thursday: from 8:15-23:30 Friday: from 8:00-23:30 Saturday: from 10:00-23:30 Sunday: from 11:00-23:30”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A beautiful lake with hiking trails. The perfect place for a romantic walk or to take the whole family for a scenic afternoon tour.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Fairly new bakery serving sourdough bread and heavenly buns. It became an instant hit with the locals. Eat there or take away. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This house, known as A.Hansen house is of great historic interest. Since its one of the oldest houses in the town of Hafnarfjörður. The oldest house in town, the residence of noble Bjarni Sivertsen , now the town´s museum is adjuvant to A.Hansen and was built in 1803-1805. Only few steps further is the Icelandic Maritime museum. A. Hansen was built in 1880 by marchant Knudtzon, but his father had taken over the commeree on the site after Sivertsens death in the turn og the century. From 1898 there was frequent change of owners of this house, most being Danish Merchants.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Strætó - the bus station Bus nr 1 connects Hafnarfjordur with Reykjavik center Bus nr 55 goes to Keflavik airport”
  • 18 locals recommend
Transportation
“Shopping mall with pharmacy, post office, barber, grociery store, pet store and a bakary, The bus is also there, take the number 1 to downtown Reykjavík”
  • 20 locals recommend
Lodging
“Flybus stops here, at Hotel Viking, which by the way is a restaurant as well as small hotel. Decent food and often performances by viking dressed musicians”
  • 14 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“In Iceland, alcohol isn’t sold in the grocery shops. You can only buy alcohol in the state-owned liquor stores named Vínbúðin. Twelve stores are operated in the capital area and one is located in Hafnarfjörður. Common opening hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:00–18:00, Fri. 11:00–19:00, Sat. 11:00–18:00.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Diner
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“The restaurant "Tilveran" is situated in the centre of the town of Hafnarfjörður, right by the harbour in it's friendly surroundings. A charming restaurant that puts emphasis on quality.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“A fun hiking trail with absolutely stunning views! About 10-15 minute drive to the trail, this hike is suitable for families and is relatively short. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Farm to table Icelandic cuisine with a modern Scandinavian twist. Menu changes daily depending on season. We recommend you go there for Icelandic fish for lunch or step in during the evening for a more upscale experience and perhaps a cocktail. Run by a young local couple. Note they are closed on Mondays. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“It is a very beautiful building with a lot of history. There is also every year a Viking festival. You can have a lovely dinner at Fjörukráin Viking restaurant it is open daily from 6 pm - 10 pm. They serve lamb shanks, sheep heads, minke whale, the traditional Icelandic meat soup, dried haddock, many types of fish, the traditional skyr and many other desserts.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This house, known as A.Hansen house is of great historic interest. Since its one of the oldest houses in the town of Hafnarfjörður. The oldest house in town, the residence of noble Bjarni Sivertsen , now the town´s museum is adjuvant to A.Hansen and was built in 1803-1805. Only few steps further is the Icelandic Maritime museum. A. Hansen was built in 1880 by marchant Knudtzon, but his father had taken over the commeree on the site after Sivertsens death in the turn og the century. From 1898 there was frequent change of owners of this house, most being Danish Merchants.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Diner
“The restaurant "Tilveran" is situated in the centre of the town of Hafnarfjörður, right by the harbour in it's friendly surroundings. A charming restaurant that puts emphasis on quality.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great lobster salat and Lamb, cheap coctails - compaired to other places in Iceland. Warm enviroment”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Saffran is just around the corner. It is about a minute to walk there. Saffan offers healthy food. Pizza pies, kebab and more. With a exotic taste.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Dominos, always good, on Tuesdays they have a 1000 kr offer, a medium pizza with three toppings for 1000 kr :) ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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