Mount Kirkjufell

Mount Kirkjufell is the most famous landmark of Grundarfjörður. Kirkjufell means Church Mountain and it refers to its majestic size, iconic shape and the freestanding form of the mountain. It is visible from all angles in town and is the ideal place to enjoy the amazing light during sunset.

   

Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Within walking distance from Kirkjufell, you find the beautiful waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss. This is a small but beautiful series of waterfalls just two kilometers west of Grundafjörður.

  

Grundarfoss Waterfall

Grundarfoss is one of the highest waterfalls in the West of Iceland and very impressive to see. This waterfall falls over a wall of basalt 70 meters deep, in a single drop.

Grundarfjörður Harbor

The harbor is the district’s lifeline and one of the 10 largest quota-fishery harbors in the country. We recommend visitors to follow the footpath along the shore to enjoy the famous Mt. Kirkjufell from a different perspective and breathe the ocean air. There is an interesting information board depicting a timeline of the harbor and its functions as well as some interesting stone sculptures from local artist, Liston.

    

Saga Center Grundarfjörður

We highly recommend all visitors to stop at the Saga Center in the middle of the town. There you can enjoy several interesting exhibits and a photographic collection about the town in former times.

Grundarfjörður Church

The church in Grundarfjördur is an interesting landmark and quite big for Icelandic standards. The church was opened in 1966 and took five years to build. The architect was Halldór Halldórsson, who also designed the church in Dalvik as well as a number of other churches in Iceland. A litho-printed copy of the Guðbrand’s Bible is on display in the church. It is the first book to be printed in Iceland and one of 500 original copies.

  

Grundarfjörður Swimming Pool

Grundarfjörður has a lovely swimming pool next to the campsite. It is the perfect place to relax in the hot pots, experience the Icelandic tradition of bathing and enjoy the view.