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Iceland, which is a Nordic island nation does not only house a magnitude of hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, but it is home to the big city- Kopavogur. this city lies immediately south of Reykjavik and it is part of the Capital Region, and is Iceland's second largest municipality by population.

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Why visit Kopavogur ?

  • This city is one of Iceland's most spectacular sites for Icelandic urban legends about the huldufólk!
  • With stunning views over the ocean, mountains and the rest of the capital area this city has the most significant scenery that could leave one breathless!
  • This is one of the many destinations in Iceland that are known for their warm hospitality, which will make for a great holiday!
Krona (ISK)
Time Zone:
UTC +00:000
Dialing Code
00 + 354 + Local Number
Drive on the right side of the road.
The nearest airport is Reykjavik Domestic Airport.
Travel Adaptor:
Standard UK Adaptor Plug, Type G.

Between November and March would be the best times to visit Kopavogur, as Iceland is known for their Northern lights around this time period. The warmest weather in the year occurs around May all the way through till September.

Icelandic is the official language spoken in Kopavogur, it is a North Germanic language that is derived from Old Norse. English is also a widely spoken language and understood by locals.

  • It is not only one of Iceland's youngest towns but it is one of the biggest
  • The tallest building in Iceland is the Smáratorg tower, and it is located in central Kopavogur.
  • The name Kopavogur means seal pup bay, that is why the town seal contains the profile of the church Kópavogskirkja with a seal pup underneath.

There are so many sights and attractions in this city, a few of them include the Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs which contains Kópavogur’s Natural History Museum. The Kópavogur's concert hall is also something to check-out when you are in town. It is right next door to the Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs, this beautifully designed museum is dedicated to Icelandic stained glass artist and sculptor-Gerður Helgadóttir who hosts excellent rotating modern-art exhibitions.

Kopavogur being one of the biggest cities in Iceland, it is a given that there would be amazing restaurants in some parts of this city. The considered top restaurants are Bombay bizaar, Jordon Grill, and Skalli, so definitely try and go to these restaurants and experience Kopavogur cuisine at its finest.

The majority of relgiously practising Icelanders are memebers of a Christian denomination with the majority being Lutheran, but as is the trend in nordic countries, attendance for religious services is realitvely low

The crime within Kopavogur has increased over the years-but even with that the crime rate in this city is not high, in comparison to other neighbouring cities or countries. Kopavogur is a perfect holiday destination, and it can be enjoyed by travellers, as well as locals without the fear of being endangered.

Eqyptian Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

Address: Drammensveien 90A, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Phone: (+47) 23084201 or (+47) 23084202
Fax: (+47) 22562268

About Kopavogur

Reykjavík International Airport was built by the United States military during World War II. This is the largest airport in Iceland, and it is most used for transatlantic routes.

Food and drink

The restaurants that are in the airport include Joe & The Juice, Loksins Bar, House of food, Nord, and Segafredo.

Currency Exchange

Landsbankinn handles Foreign Exchange at the airport

Lost luggage

For all items of luggage that is lost, please contact the Lost and Found Property Office -Airport Terminal police (Telephone: +354 444 2290).

Airport Hotels

The hotels that are located near the airport include The Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel, Templemoyle Farm Cottages, and Heathside B& B.

Car Hire

The main car hire places within the airport include Budget Car and Van Rental, Avis Car Rental, Hertz Iceland, Europcar Iceland.

Airport Hub

Reykjavík International Airport (code:KEF) is a hub for SAS, Icelandair, easyJet, Norwegain, WOW Air, Primera Air, and Flybe.

The information on this page is correct as of January 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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