My hometown, Hafnarfjörður, is about 10 -15 min. drive from the capital Reykjavík. It's the 3rd largest town in the country with a population of around 25.000. The 2nd largest, town Kópavogur is adjacent to Reykjavík. It has a population of about 30.000 people. Reykjavík has a population of about 118.000. About 2/3 of the population live in Reykjavik and the surrounding towns.
A view of Hafnarfjörður as seen from a cliff overlooking the town center.
Hafnarfjörður was an important seaport in past centuries. Fishing is still important, but other industries and commerce are also important. There is a large aluminum plant within the town limits and a large pharmaceutical company amongst other things. The town is surrounded by lavafields from an extinct volcano close by. About 25 min. away is the hot-spring area of Krísuvík.
A cubit about the challenges of gardening and living in Iceland. The climate, the plants that can be grown here, beautiful gardens, beautiful scenery, a bit of culture and history and daily life before and after the economic collapse.