Harbour Town

486-8637_IMGDirectly translated, the name Hafnarfjörður means "Harbour Fjord", so named because of its natural harbour, surrounded by lava fields. The natural harbour conditions attracted foreign merchants from England in the 15th century; later German traders drove out the English, and finally the Danes came who imposed a trade monopoly in Iceland in 1602.

Today the harbour is a peaceful place and a perfect choice for a relaxing walk. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of this tranquil though sometimes hectic harbour.


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