|Coordinates: 64°9′15″N 22°0′0″W / 64.15417°N 22.00000°W|
|Market right||20 April 1974|
|• Mayor||Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir (IP)|
|• Total||2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,205.5/km2 (5,712/sq mi)|
Seltjarnarnes (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈsɛlˌtʰja(r)tnarˌnɛːs]) is a town in the Capital Region of Iceland. Seltjarnarnes is adjacent to 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.
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.
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.
- Jon von Tetzchner, founder of Opera and Vivaldi web browsers.
Twin towns – sister cities
Seltjarnarnes is twinned with:
- ^ "idega hugbúnaður - Viðskiptavinir:Seltjarnarnes". www.idega.is. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- ^ "Íþróttafélagið Grótta – Íþróttafélagið Grótta var stofnað 24. apríl 1967". www.grottasport.is. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
- ^ "Why Vivaldi sponsors a small football team in Iceland". www.vivaldi.com. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
- ^ "Tenglar: Vinabæir Seltjarnarness". seltjarnarnes.is (in Icelandic). Seltjarnarnes. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
Media related to Seltjarnarnes at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Icelandic)