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.

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.

Global Warming and Climate change adventure tour in Iceland

With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour.  The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places.  Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature.  We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.

Northern Lights tour in Reykjavik

Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights.  This tour will take you to see this spectacular phenomenon near Reykjavík. We bring you away from the city lights to a place where the likelihood of a spotting Aurora Borealis increases even further. The destination varies, of course, depending on cloud cover, clear skies, aurora strength and likelihood of a sighting.  Visitors should be aware that although the tour endeavors to show the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is not guaranteed.  In winter weather always plays a large part in Iceland.

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.   

Geysir hot spring in Haukadalur

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.