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Friday, June 24 update: More Hafnarfjörður

We stopped by the Viking Village in Hafnarfjörður, though there wasn’t much going on around lunchtime.

Hafnarfjörður viking hotel

The chickens seemed pretty happy, though!

Hafnarfjörður viking hotel chickens

Then it was on to Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art. We started with lunch in the restaurant, which just opened under new management a couple of weeks ago. I’m not quite sure about this, but I think even the web site of the Centre hasn’t been updated with the new restaurant.

The new restaurant is Kaffistofan, which was excellent. The food was nothing fancy, but it was very good, and we felt it was very well-priced. A couple of the kids ordered nachos for lunch:

Hafnarfjörður nachos

They weren’t able to finish the portion, which cost 1299 krona, which is about $10.50. Remember, that includes tax and tip! I ordered BBQ legs, which was 5 large chicken legs in a sauce, with some vegetables on the side. Another good deal for $12. A lunch at Kaffistofan plus some of the free museums in Hafnarfjörður makes for a cheap visit.

While waiting for our food to arrive, the kids checked out the art museum. There are two exhibits; right now the upstairs exhibit is called Traces of Water:

Hafnarfjörður culture house

It’s worth a quick visit, especially for the price (free!)

In the afternoon, we headed to the largest Thermal pool in Iceland, Ásvallalaug. Almost all of it is indoors, which is unusual for Iceland:

pool Hafnarfjörður

The web site for the pool (in Icelandic) shows the inside:

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It was nice to have everything inside, since it avoids the cold walks to, from, and between various pools. But somehow it felt less Icelandic to me. Still, it’s cheap: Under $10 total for 1 adult and 3 kids.

Tomorrow we start back toward the Golden Circle area. We’re expecting to see a lot more crowds!


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Friday, June 24 update: More Hafnarfjörður was last modified: June 26th, 2016 by Eric