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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 Southwest Constituency
Region Capital Region
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 Capital Region.

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