Hafnarfjörður is a friendly and picturesque small town just south of
Hafnarfjörður is named after the harbor (Harbor-fjord) and has long been a merchant place where goods came in from mainland Europe. Traders from England came in the 15th century followed by German traders and then Hanseatic merchants right until the Danish monopoly started in early 17th century.
On this crystal clear winter day I can’t help but stop by the harbor and feast on the beauty of it all. The weather is still and cold and the sea is partly frozen and looks just like a mirror.
Hafnarfjörður is one of the largest Icelandic fishing centers. A number of small and large fisher boats have their base at the Hafnarfjörður harbor. Icelandic fish is sold all over the world and is considered the best you can get.
Looking over the forest of masts with the frozen sea closest to us.
Low winter sun gives a hard and bright lighting of the scene.
I have always been fond of boats. Boats of all sizes, shapes and colors.
Here are two that look just like son or daughter along with the its parent.
When I was a young boy I used to go fishing of the peers in Hafnarfjörður – lots of nice memories from that time.
Recently the harbor is used more for import and export.
Annually modern day VIKINGS from the Nordic countries as well as other places come and gather for special Viking ceremonial days. Seeing all the old handicraft and sword fighting is certainly worth your while if you get the chance. The Viking days are always held when the days are longest around the summer solstice.