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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. […]

26 historical places in Mosfellsbær

On this map you will find the following 26 historical places in Mosfellsbær. Map of historical places in Mosfellsbær 1. Úlfarsá – The river Úlfarsá marks the boundary between Mosfellsbær and Reykjavík. 2. Leiruvogur – Leiruvogur was a well known mooring point for ships in the 10th-13th centuries. 3. Skiphóll – Shiphóll is an old […]

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 […]

Fun Facts

Facts and figures 220 km2 of rugged landscape which 80% lies more than 100 meters above sea level. 9000 inhabitants 84 km of marked paths to walk and bike 7 peaks to hike 2 golf courses 594 dogs 2 swimming pools 1269 horses 1 Nobel prize winner museum 46 rooms of accommodation Edit


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 […]

Mosfellsbaer – friendly, green and healthy

E-mail: info[at] The town of Mosfellsbær is only a 15-minute drive from midtown Reykjavík.  The district includes an area stretching to the Leiruvogur cove, which forms part of Kollafjörður fjord. Three rivers empty into the cove: Leirvogsá, Kaldakvísl and Varmá. Population 8,500. Mosfellsbær provides numerous opportunities for outdoor and leisure activities. The proximity to untouched nature and […]


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 […]