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Town and former municipality
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Álftanes is located in Iceland
Location of Álftanes in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°06′23″N 22°1′0″W / 64.10639°N 22.01667°W / 64.10639; -22.01667
Country  Iceland
Constituency Suðvesturkjördæmi
Region Höfuðborgarsvæði
County Gullbringusýsla
Municipality Álftanes
 • Mayor Sigurður G. Gunnarsson
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,484
 • Density 472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
Website Official website
Postal Codes: 225

Álftanes is a town and low-lying peninsula which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes, located in Iceland's Greater Reykjavík Area.

The municipality of Álftanes was merged into the neighboring municipality of Garðabær in January 2013.[1] Álftanes had a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The town contains the official residence of the President of Iceland, Bessastaðir.[2]


  1. ^ "Merger Of Álftanes And Garðabær Approved". Reykavik Grapevine. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Rdahl, Randi Bj W. (23 May 2011). The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary Lands Into the Norwegian Realm C. 1195-1397. BRILL. p. 217. ISBN 90-04-20613-2. 

Coordinates: 64°06′26″N 22°00′59″W / 64.10722°N 22.01639°W / 64.10722; -22.01639