Grótta during sunset
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The shoreline by the horizon and a panoramic perspective. Just a few minutes from downtown Reykjavík you’ll find Seltjarnarnes.

Surrounded by the ocean, the Seltjarnarnes peninsula draws visitors and locals alike for inspiring walks and thrilling cycling paths with panoramic views of magnificent nature, the mountains, and the sea.

View the capital area from Grótta lighthouse. See some of the 110 visiting bird species by Bakkatjörn pond. Don’t miss Nesstofa Medical History Museum, one of the oldest stone houses in Iceland, and the Pharmacy Museum next door for a glimpse of history and art. Enjoy a dip at Seltjarnarneslaug geothermal pool, with its healing minerals and soothing sea salt. Play a round of golf in beautiful surroundings at the seaside Nesklúbburinn golf club. Finally, wrap up your day at the Cupstone by Ólöf Nordal, where you can rest tired feet in geothermal water while enjoying Reykjavík’s best view of the sunrise and sunset. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

Things to do in Seltjarnarnes
Grótta lighthouse

On the tip of Seltjarnarnes Peninsula, is a place called Grótta and there you'll find a popular lighthouse. Grótta was declared a nature reserve in 1974 due to its abundant birdlife.

Bakkatjörn pond
Bakkatjörn pond during sunset

Bakkatjörn pond is a pond near Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, where many bird species reside. 



Nesstofa - Medical History Museum
Nesstofa on the outside

The Medical History Museum Nesstofa is a specialized museum under the administration of the National Museum and concentrates on the collection and preservation of artefacts, tools,  instruments, pictures, drawings and the history of the abovementioned.


Seltjarnarnes pool
Seltjarnarnes pool

The swimming pool in Seltjarnarnes in an outdoor pool that is 25 meter long and the temperature is 29°C.  There is also a childrens pool that is 35°C warm and another that is 30 cm deep and 37 – 38°C warm. The swimming pool has 4 hot tubs.


Nesklúbbur golf course
People playing golf at Nesklúbbur golf course

Nesklúbbur golf course and country club was founded in 1964. Today, Nesklúbbur is the most populous 9-hole golf club in Iceland. The club operates a 9-hole golf course in Seltjarnarnes where nature and it's beauty surrounds the whole course. 

Cupstone artwork

Cupstone is located by the sea front in Seltjarnarnes. It was designed by the artist Ólöf Nordal who also is the artist behind the famous "Þúfa" at Grandi area. 

Rádagerði is a new neighbourhood café in a historic house outside Grótta in Seltjarnarnes. Open between 10-23 every day.

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