Town and former municipality
|• Mayor||Sigurður G. Gunnarsson|
|• Total||5 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|• Density||472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)|
|Postal Codes: 225|
Álftanes is the name of many smaller peninsulas in Iceland. It means swan peninsula.
The municipality of Álftanes was merged into the neighboring municipality of Garðabær in January 2013. Álftanes had a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The town contains the official residence of the President of Iceland, Bessastaðir.
The town is home to the Ungmennafélag Álftaness multi-sport club.
- "Merger Of Álftanes And Garðabær Approved". Reykavik Grapevine. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- 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.
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