Overview of Kópavogur
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Welcome to Culture Hill, the easy way to experience culture and nature all in one stop. Conveniently located at the Hamraborg bus stop in Kópavogur, the hill includes six unique cultural attractions within walking distance.

Enjoy the breathtaking view from Kópavogskirkja Church. Dive into nature at the Natural History Museum of Kópavogur. Fill your senses with progressive contemporary art at the Gerðarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum. Take a moment to relax and read at Kópavogur Public Library. Have a nice soak at Kópavogur Swimming Pool. And if you’re lucky, attend a concert at the specially designed Salurinn Concert Hall. Buy the Reykjavík City Card and get free access to the bus and all of these locations plus many more in and around Reykjavík.

Things to do in Kópavogur
Gerðarsafn- Kópavogur Art Museum
Gerðarsafn art museum on the outside

Gerðarsafn is a progressive museum with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, located in the heart of Kópavogur. Gerðarsafn offers temporary exhibitions with works by Icelandic and international contemporary artists as well as displaying the museum collection. 

Kópavogur Library
Books in a shelf

The Kópavogur Public Library consists of two branches. The main branch at Hamraborg 6a and the Lindasafn branch at Núpalind 7. The two branches share the same vision: to provide an attractive space where guests enjoy spending time, browsing the collection and attending various events.

Kópavogur pool
Kópavogur pool from above

Kópavogur swimming pool has been on of the more popular swimming pools in Iceland in the last years. The swimming pool is one of the larger pools in Iceland. In 2008 a large part of the pool was renovated. 

Natural History Museum
Taxidermi Icelandic birds

The Natural History Museum of Kópavogur is a part of the Kópavogur Cultural Houses. The 600 m2 exhibition area is at the ground floor of the Museum house, which the museum shares with the Kópavogur Public Library.

Salurinn Concert Hall
The stage in Salurinn concert hall


Salurinn, or Music Hall, is the first specially designed concert hall in the country. It was opened on January 2, 1999. The Kópavogur Music Hall is part of the town's cultural center, which stands in Borgarholt next to Gerðarsafn and in the vicinity of Kópavogur Church, one of the town's main symbols.

Salalaug swimming pool
People at Salalaug pool

Salalaug thermal pool in Kópavogur has both outdoor and indoor pools, including a children´s pool, water slide, steam bath, and three hot tubs, including one with a hydro massage.

Sky Lagoon
Sky Lagoon
Kópavogskirkja is a church in Kópavogur, Iceland. It is located on Borgarholt hill at the top of Kársnes and offers a great view over Kópavogur, Reykjavík and the surrounding area. Work on it began in 1958 and it was opened on December 16, 1963. The architectural style of Kópavogskirkja is modernist.

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