List of cities and towns in Iceland

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This is a list of cities and towns in Iceland. Some cities, such as Hafnarfjörður and Akranes, are also municipalities. These municipalities would share the same name and attributes. However, most recognized municipalities consist of several cities or towns. Therefore, municipalities for which there is no city or town of the same name are not included here. In the case of Árborg, for example, the entries are the city of Selfoss and two towns – Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri. There are also a few municipalities in which there are no cities or towns, and are thus not included in the list below.

Reykjavík, Capital of Iceland

Cities[edit]

Although the English term has no legal definition in Iceland, settlements with populations in excess of 1,000 are generally considered to be cities[citation needed]. Cities shaded in pale green in the table are their respective regional capitals.

Rank City 2011 population 2016 population Change Region
1 Reykjavík 121,822 121,486 -0.28% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
2 Kópavogur 33,181 34,122 +2.84% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
3 Hafnarfjörður 27,870 28,184 +1.13% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
4 Akureyri 17,915 18,041 +0.7% Norðurland eystra
5 Keflavík 13,862 15,081 +8.79% Suðurnes
6 Garðabær 11,885 12,172 +2.41% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
7 Mosfellsbær 9,285 9,131 -1.66% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
8 Akranes 7,194 6,901 -4.07% Vesturland
9 Selfoss 6,513 6,878 +5.6% Suðurland
10 Seltjarnarnes 4,411 4,415 +0.09% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
11 Vestmannaeyjar 4,272 4,282 +0.23% Suðurland
12 Grindavík 2,991 3,122 +4.38% Suðurnes
13 Ísafjörður 2,619 2,559 -2.29% Vestfirðir
14 Sauðárkrókur 2,635 2,546 -3.38% Norðurland vestra
15 Hveragerði 2,382 2,461 +3.32% Suðurland
16 Álftanes 2,498 2,458 -1.6% Höfuðborgarsvæðið
17 Egilsstaðir 2,319 2,306 -0.56% Austurland
18 Húsavík 2,184 2,182 -0.09% Norðurland eystra
19 Borgarnes 1,865 1,887 +1.18% Vesturland
20 Höfn 1,665 1,659 -0.36% Austurland
21 Sandgerði 1,583 1,539 -2.78% Suðurnes
22 Þorlákshöfn 1,522 1,497 -1.64% Suðurland
23 Neskaupstaður 1,530 1,481 -3.2% Austurland
24 Garður 1,407 1,425 +1.28% Suðurnes
25 Dalvík 1,370 1,362 -0.58% Norðurland eystra
26 Siglufjörður 1,206 1,191 -1.24% Norðurland eystra
27 Reyðarfjörður 1,118 1,188 +6.26% Austurland
28 Stykkishólmur 1,107 1,109 +0.18% Vesturland
29 Vogar 1,102 1,076 -2.36% Suðurnes
30 Eskifjörður 1,026 1,012 -1.36% Austurland

Former cities[edit]

Iceland has two former cities. The population of Ólafsvík fell below 1,000 in 2016, and is now mostly thought of as a town. The city of Njarðvík was incorporated into neighboring Keflavík in 2010.

Towns[edit]

This is a partial and incomplete list of Icelandic towns and their populations. Sparsely settled areas or settlements with only a few hundred inhabitants are usually known as villages.

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