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Anna Tours

Walk & visit like a local Nature walk in the peaceful outskirts of Mosfellsbaer. Guided tour from 2-5 pm for individuals and small groups of max 8. The tour includes following: about 90 min recreational walk on a rugged trail through area of geothermal history and geologic terrain. Then we visit Anna´s home for an authentic “kaffitími” where all sorts […]

Mosfellsbær Library & Art gallery

 In Mosfellsbær center you can find the local public library. It is a nice place to sit down, have some coffee and look at magazines and books, or surf the internet. Within the library you will find Mosfellsbær Art gallery with interesting exhibitions of Icelandic contemporary visual arts. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 12-18. […]

Maps of the town and surrounding area

Map of Mosfellsbæ (.pdf – 3.1mb) Running paths (.pdf 1,2mb) Hiking paths – map (.pdf 1.86mb) Walking and biking map of Mosfellsbæ (.pdf 4.10MB) Walking and biking map of the capital area (.pdf 3.27mb) The 15-minute walk – Mosfellsbær  map (.pdf – 193kb) – kort sem sýnir 1,6 km radíus út frá miðbæ Mosfellsbæjar í […]

Ásgarður Handverkstæði

Ásgarður is a non-profit organization that was established in 1993. In Ásgarður there are 30 disabled workers and 8 helpers. The work-hours are from 8 am to 4.30 pm. Inspiration: We are inspired by Rudolf Steiners anthroposophy, we adapt the production to the workers, and we try to have fun at work. Our ambition is […]


Álafosskvos, the old factory of the Álafoss woolens company, was converted some years ago into a colony of artists’ studios. Some artists open their studios to the public – prospective visitors should always contact in advance the artists they are interested in. Works by most of the artists with studios there are on show at […]

Culture and Craft

Culture and Craft offers a three hour long knitting class, four days a week over the summer months and on Friday’s during the winter. Participants knit a woolen item of their choice, various levels of difficulty are on offer. A light meal is enjoyed together towards the end of the class.   Culture and Craft […]


By bus The most care free way to travel around the capital area is with out a doubt by bus. Rout 15 will pick you up in the center of Reykjavik and take you straight to Mosfellsbær. The journey takes about 30 minutes and you can view the lovely scenery while riding. By car Mosfellsbær […]

Bakkakot golf club

Golfklúbburinn Bakkakot Bakkakoti Mosfellsdal, Tel: + 354 566 8480  

Kjölur golf club

Golfklúbburinn Kjölur, Hlíðarvöllum Tel: + 354 566 7415  

Cafés and resturants

Kaffihúsið á Álafossi Álafossvegur 27 Tel: 566 8030 Hvíti Riddarinn Háholti 13 Tel: 566 6222 Mosfellsbakarí Háholti 13 Tel: 566 6145 Kentucy Fried Chicken Háholt 9 Tel: 586 8222. Subway Restaurant Háholt 11 Tel: 586 8077. Snæland video Háholt 14 Tel: 566 8043. Rizzo pizzeria Urðarholt 2 Tel: 577 7000 Áslákur country pub Ási Tel:  566 […]


Varmá provides a 25m swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, 3 indoor gymnasium, and outdoor soccer fields. The sports center serves a variety of sports and local teams have access to the facilities as well as the gyms are rented out to groups and individuals.


Lágafell provides 25m swimming pool, 12m indoor pool, children’s outdoors pools and three water slides, hot tubs, sauna, and wellness studio as well as an indoor gym. The swimming pools is open weekdays from 06:45 am until 8:30 pm and from 08:00 am until 5:30 pm on weekends. Íþróttamiðstöðin Lágafell Lækjarhlíð 1a, 270 Mosfellsbæ Sími […]


Halldór Laxness from Mosfellsbær Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness would have been 100 years old on 23 April 2002. He was an incredibly prolific writer: 62 books over a 68-year period. Over 500 editions of his works have been published, and they have been translated into 43 languages. Halldór’s books are an important part of […]