The cultural scene
Hafnarfjörður is known for its creative arts and cultural scene. If what you seek is interesting museums and history, charming art galleries, old fascinating architecture or a great variety of festivals and events, Hafnarfjörður has what you’re looking for.
You can find many interesting museums in the town’s center. There you can spend your day gathering information about the history of Hafnarfjörður at The Hafnarfjörður Museum, visiting the center of the cultural activities in Hafnarborg museum, see a theater show in The Gabler’s Theather or even see a concert in the popular local concert venue, Bæjarbíó.
Hafnarfjörður has a rich history in connection with the development of fisheries at the town’s harbour. Today, the port is a home to a bunch of creative art and design galleries where you can buy artwork or service from many of many of the most talented artists in Iceland. Many local artists move to Hafnarfjörður to find peace and inspiration in the colorful and warm small-town life. Take a walk to the old harbour while you enjoy the artistic environment and infrastructure with a local cuisine from one of the great restaurants in the area.
Be sure to check out the yearly events happening in Hafnarfjörður, since many of them have a strong connection to the town’s cultural scene. You don’t want to miss it.