Kjalarnes is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
  • Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land
    Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land

Kjalarnes district is the largest district in Reykjavík measured in land, but the smallest measured by population. Up until the end of the 20th century, Kjalarnes was a rural municipality north of the capital but merged with Reykjavík in 1998.  Most of the residents live in a small cluster or a hamlet, Grundarhverfi, located by the Ring Road heading to the West Region and the Northern Region of Iceland.  Although part of the countries capital and largest city, there is still farming and agriculture in Kjalarnes, and thus in Reykjavík. It is an ideal place to live for those who seek to live in a rural part of the country but also like to remain in the city with quick access to all the cultural activities that the city can offer.

Esja is a favorite mountain in Reykjavík

The mountain Esja has always been a symbol for Reykjavík and an important part of the city and Reykjavík identity.  But it wasn’t until Kjalarnes became a part of the capital that the mountain became a part of Reykjavík. Hiking to the top of Esja is a popular recreation for both residents and visitors in Reykjavík. On the slopes of  Esja is a public park, a cultivated forest,  taken care of by the Reykjavik Forestry Association and there is also the research center of Icelandic forestry in a house donated by Norway in the sixties.

Kjalarnes offers excellent service to its residents

As a municipality, before merging with the capital, Kjalarnes always provided good quality service to its residents.  The district still offers a good preschool, a primary and secondary school, a swimming pool and a community center.  Social life and social activities have always been a large part of the Kjalarnes way of life.  The district still has many clubs and lively social agendas within the district.  Just recently a new challenging golf course opened on Kjalarnes with a spectacular view.

Reykjavík Iceland map of Kjalarnes 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.

Whale watching Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

The tour starts at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. Merely steps away you will find Eldey Visitor Centre, located on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. And here is where you will meet the crew for the day.  Before (or after) the tour, at your convenience, you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as interesting facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to see on tour. From that point, you will be shown to the whale watching vessel that will take you on tour.

Whale watching in Reykjavík Iceland
Ice Super Truck adventure for a day

This adventurous one-day super truck tour takes you to the South coast with an added glacier activity. 

The day starts off with a visit to one of Iceland’s most famous and fascinating waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here you can walk behind the falling water and experience something different.  But you need to be careful as the trail is narrow and most of the time a bit slippery.  Extra caution is required during winter, and proper footwear is recommended. This is one of the most photographed places in Iceland and for a good reason. During the winter, the waterfall is lit up so you can enjoy it’s magic all year round.

Southern Region in Iceland
Ice cave

Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights

The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit.  This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.  As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.

 

South Region in Iceland
Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Pursuing the Northern Lights around Reykjavík in a small group

Iceland is a perfect place to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.  If conditions are right, the Northern Lights can be seen in all regions.  Reykjavík and nearby countryside is an excellent place to search for and see the Northern Lights. Come with us as we search for the best place to experience this unique phenomenon.

Reykjavík
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

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