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Grenivík

The township of Grenivík lies under the 1,173 metre high mountain Kaldbakur. There are many excellent routes up the mountain, but if you do not feel like tackling those, there are easier paths up Þengilhöfði, which is a 260 metre high mountain just south of Grenivík. But for those who want a really challenging climb there are Blámannshattur and Laufáshnjúkur, both in the surrounding area.

When Grenivík is mentioned, Fjörðurnar and Látraströnd immediately spring to mind. Both were once populated, and these ancient sites are now a veritable paradise for hikers. Nowadays, more and more walkers are making their way to these locations, both to savour the beautiful and diverse natural assets and to acquaint themselves with the story of these long gone occupants, which unravels with every step taken.

The township and its surroundings are constantly attracting more and more visitors and most people should be able to find something to their taste. Pólarhestar run a horse rental stables at Grýtubakki. Fjörðungar specialise in walks and hikes around Fjörður and Látraströnd, while Kaldbaksferðir offer snowcat trips up Kaldbakur. Besides all that, there is fishing in the rivers Fnjóská and Fjarðará in Hvalvatnsfjörður.

Beside the elementary school, there is a good swimming pool and a camping site. Hléskógar farm offers accommodation both at the farmhouse and at the camping site.

It is well worth making a detour from highway 1 to enjoy the unspoilt nature and hospitality of the area's inhabitants.

Highlights in Grenivík

Grenivík Fishing Museum
Grenivík Swimming pool
Grenivík Camping Ground
Grenivík Fishing Museum

Grenivík Fishing Museum

Open from 1st of June to 31st of August, every day from 1 pm-5 pm.The Fishing Museum is in the old baiting shed, called Hlíðarendi.The shed was built
Grenivík Guesthouse

Grenivík Guesthouse

Grenivík Guesthouse offers accommodation in June, July and August with four double/twin rooms and private bathrooms. All rooms include a buffet-style
Grenivík Swimming pool

Grenivík Swimming pool

Summer opening hours (valid from June 1): Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 - 19:00Weekends: 10:00 - 18:00 Winter opening hours:Mondays -Thursdays: 15:00-18:00
Grenivík Camping Ground

Grenivík Camping Ground

The camp site at Grenivík was all renewed in 2011 and there is now a new service house with access for the disabled. There is also now access to elect
Kaldbaksferðir

Kaldbaksferðir

Kaldbakur Tours offers during the winter trips up the mountain Kaldbakur which is 1.173m high, making it the highest peak on the northeastern side of

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Mathús Milli Fjöru & Fjalla Túngata 3 610 Grenivík 6206080