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Rif and Hellissandur are two small villages that are only three kilometers apart.  By any definition, they are the same village and the same municipality although they have to kinds of different identities, at least in the minds of the residents.

The Church at Ingjaldshóll stands between the two villages.

The town of Borgarnes, population slightly less than 2000 people, is probably one of the busiest tourist towns in Iceland, at least when Icelanders are traveling in their country.  The reason is likely to be a bridge that was built over Borgarfjörður in the early eighties.  At that point, the main highway, the ring road, was moved from outside the town, through the middle of the town.  Somehow

Borganes is a town in the Western Region in Iceland

Although the Book of Settlements, in the Icelandic Sagas, mentions the name Akranes, understandably the town didn’t exist until centuries later.  Like most towns and villages by the seashore of Iceland, Akranes traces its origin to rich fishing grounds right out by the shore. For centuries, the bay of Faxi, or Faxaflói, was a primary source of provision for inhabitants in Iceland.

Akranes is a town in the Western Region in Iceland

Although Iceland was an agricultural society throughout history, some areas around the coastline were fishing communities that consisted of fishing farms and fishing posts.

Street view at Vogar is a village.

Seltjarnarnes is a small town or a suburb west of Reykjavík that barely has an identity although a seperate municipality of 4.415 residents in 2016.

Grótta and the lighthouse are important places for outdoor activity in the whole Capital Region

Hafnarfjörður consists mostly of residential areas and two relatively large industrial areas in addition to the crucial harbor.  This third largest town in Iceland has thus more characteristics of a town rather than just a suburb from Reykjavík.  The population is 28.189 in 2016 acording to offical numbers.

Part of the town center is charming and filled with beautiful houses

Kópavogur is the largest town in Iceland and comes second in size only to the capital Reykjavik. Inhabitants / population are 34.140 in 2016 according to 2016 official numbers. In recent decades, Kópavogur has developed from a small village in the fifties to a large municipality today.

 The Kópavogur Church is a well-known landmark in Iceland

The Reykjanes Peninsula offers many spectacular natural wonders to visit for those who travel to Iceland.  The Reykjanes Peninsula countryside is a place one should surely visit while in Iceland. It is an ideal choice for stopover passengers or those who choose to take a brief trip to Iceland.  The Reykjanes Peninsula offers spectacular cliffs, fantastic landscape and coastline, interesting lakes, geological phenomenon, and magnificent hot springs. It is the home of the famous Blue Lagoon and is one of the places you should not miss if you visit Iceland. An ideal drive is the Reykjanes Peninsula drive if you rent a car and is comfortable day tour with Hit Iceland if you are staying in Reykjavík or in the towns near the International Airport in Iceland. It also has many great spots and places to see the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis on clear evenings during winter. 

Garðabær is one of the most affluent towns in Iceland and has quite often had the highest income per Family compared to other municipals.  Population in 2016 was 14.717, so it is also one of the larger municipalities in Iceland.

Garðabær is a town in where the President of Iceland resides, at Bessastaðir

Mosfellsbær is a community in Iceland located east of Reykjavík with a population of 9.481 in 2016.  When visitors drive from Reykjavík towards the West region or Thingvellir, they drive through Mosfellsbær.  Like many of the towns around the Capital

Álafosskvosin is an interesting place to visit with small shops and restaurants

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