Kópavogur is a city in Southwest Iceland, with a population of 30,000 (December 1. 2007).

Get in

Kópavogur is a part of Reykjavík metropolitan area, located south of Reykjavík. They share municipal borders, so its not hard to get there.

Get around

Kópavogur is central in the capital area and there are roads, bus routes and pedestrian and bicycle paths that link Kópavogur with the rest of the Reykjavík area.


Kopavogur church, visible from all over the Reykjavik region

Kópavogur is one of the youngest towns in Iceland so there is not much there of historical significance. It was a suburb of Reykjavík with the first houses built during WW2. Recent (post 1990) explosive growth in both business and housing building doubled the town in size, giving it large shopping centers and an office/commercial building that is the tallest building in Iceland but the things to see are primarily in the older part of the town, particularly the Kársnes peninsula with trees in the gardens and treelined streets and the picturesque church on top of the Borgarholt.



Geothermal Swimming Pools

Outdoor geothermal swimming pools are an important part of Icelandic culture and a visit to them is a great way to relax.





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