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Coat of arms of Seltjarnarnesbær
Coat of arms
Location of Seltjarnarnesbær
Location of Seltjarnarnesbær
RegionCapital Region
ConstituencySouthwest Constituency
Market right20 April 1974
 • MayorÁsgerður Halldórsdóttir (IP)
 • Total2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
 • Total4,726
 • Density2,205.5/km2 (5,712/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
Municipal number1100 (in Icelandic)
One of the most traditional houses in Iceland.
Nesstofa during the winter 2019-2020.

Seltjarnarnes is a town in the Capital Region of Iceland. Seltjarnarnes is beside Reykjavik.

It took on its current political form shortly after the Second World War and was formally created as a township in 1947. It is the smallest Icelandic township by land.


Grótta, a tied island that becomes an island during high tide.

There are two schools in Seltjarnarnes, Mýrarhúsaskóli and Valhúsaskóli.

The Independence Party has had an overall control in the town's council since proper elections started in 1962. First Lady of Iceland Guðrún Katrín Þorbergsdóttir held a position in the city council for 16 years. In the last elections in 2014, the party received 52,6% of the votes and 4 out of 7 members of the council. Other parties represented in the town council are Samfylkingin with 2 members and Neslistinn with one member. The mayor is Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir.

Seltjarnarnes became the world's first town where every citizen had access to fiber optics in 2007.[1]


The local football team Grótta play in Iceland's first level division. Grótta's handball teams play in Iceland's top division. Grótta's women's team were Icelandic champions in 2015 and 2016. Grótta also has gymnastics and weight-lifting.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Seltjarnarnes is twinned with:[4]


  1. ^ "idega hugbúnaður - Viðskiptavinir:Seltjarnarnes". Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  2. ^ "Íþróttafélagið Grótta – Íþróttafélagið Grótta var stofnað 24. apríl 1967". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ "Why Vivaldi sponsors a small football team in Iceland". Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  4. ^ "Tenglar: Vinabæir Seltjarnarness". (in Icelandic). Seltjarnarnes. Retrieved 2020-02-12.

External links[edit]

Media related to Seltjarnarnes at Wikimedia Commons