Grafarvogur

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Grafarvogur
District
View towards Rimahverfi
View towards Rimahverfi
Reykjavík map (D08-Grafarvogur).png
CountryIceland
MunicipalityReykjavík
Area
 • District14 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Urban7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • District18,000
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal codeIS-112

Grafarvogur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkraːvarˌvɔːɣʏr̥]) is among the largest residential districts of Reykjavík, Iceland. It is a relatively new neighbourhood, major construction began in the late 1980s and continued well into the 1990s.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The district includes 14 neighbourhoods: Hamrar, Foldir, Hús, Rimar, Borgir, Víkur, Engi, Spöng, Staðir, Höfðar, Bryggjuhverfi, Geirsnef, Gufunes, Geldinganes. Of those, five (Rimar, Hamrar, Borgir, Víkur and Foldir) fall within the boundaries of historic Gufunes estate.[3]

Shopping[edit]

Grafarvogur currently has one medium-sized shopping centre called Spöngin. It's not a mall in itself but a cluster of stores, Hagkaup being the largest. Also there are small clusters of stores in Hverafold, by Víkurvegur and Langirimi Streets. Those are much smaller and contain only a few stores, the supermarkets being the largest of the few.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grafarvogur is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland". Hit Iceland. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  2. ^ "Reykjavík's first campervan site opens in Grafarvogur". Icelandmag. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  3. ^ grapevine.is (2012-01-06). "Grafarvogur Has A Hidden History And Some Treasure To Boot! - The Reykjavik Grapevine". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2018-09-02.

External links[edit]

Media related to Grafarvogur at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°08′50″N 21°47′0″W / 64.14722°N 21.78333°W / 64.14722; -21.78333