Grafarvogur is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
  • Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík
    Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík

Grafarvogur is the second largest district in Reykjavík and has a population slightly over seventeen thousand people.  The district has been in development for decades, and the first part of the development was the commercial and industrial area built in the seventies and the eighties. It is the largest and most active commercial area in the city of Reykjavík.  In fact, the city or Reykjavík has barely developed a proper area for industrial and commercial activity since this area was finalized. Most of the larger industrial development in the Capital Region has been left to Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörður, the nearby Capital City neighbors.

The shoreline and hills are characteristics for Grafarvogur

The fact that the district has a long shoreline defines the character of all the neighborhoods within Grafarvogur.  Another characteristic is the hills, which made the whole area perfect for single-family homes.  On the south part of the district, the view over Reykjavík center and the old city from most houses is spectacular. While in development residents of Gravarvogur developed a strong neighborhood identity, almost like the district was a specific municipality.  One of the reasons might be the size and combination of commercial and residential areas that conveys the feeling that this is not just a suburb, but also a community with its identity.

An excellent district in Reykjavík with neighborhoods that have good access to outdoor activities

In Grafarvogur, there are great opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. The walking path along the coastline is spectacular and gives a great view of Reykjavík old town and the surrounding mountains. In Grafarvogur, you also find a challenging golf course located in the area of the old farm Korpúlfsstaðir. The farm has an important place in Iceland’s history because of the huge dairy farm that was built early in the last century by Iceland’s most prominent entrepreneur, Thor Jenssen. The main building is still standing, now housing the golf club and artist's studios. Through Grafarvogur runs the river Korpa that further enhances the outdoor options.

Reykjavík offers basic service to its residents in Grafarvogur

Service for residents is of similar quality as for all districts and neighborhoods in Reykjavík. Kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, library and great sports centers and sports facilities. But then again, more complaints have been submitted by the residents to the city counsel from Grafarvogur, than in most other neighborhoods or districts. Maybe the residents in Grafarvogur are more conscious of their rights within the democratic society and are not shy do take advantage of those rights.  

Reykjavík Iceland map of Grafarvogur district

If you are going to visit the Reykjavik the capital of Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin Reykjavík and Reykjavík districts.

Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland

Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour from Reykjavík

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders.  At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes. 
3 persons minimum 

Landmannalaugar

Explore one of the most exciting places in the Icelandic highland in a super jeep day tour from Reykjavík.  Experience the magnificent colors of rhyolite mountains,  visit a beautiful waterfall, meet Hekla the active volcano and take a dip in the most famous geothermal pool in Iceland.   

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.