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Mosfellsbaer Destination Guide

Discover Mosfellsbaer in Iceland!

Mosfellsbaer in the region of Capital Region with it's 8,479 habitants is a place located in Iceland - some 6 mi (or 10 km) East of Reykjavík, the country's capital.

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Local time in Mosfellsbaer is now 09:37 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Selfoss, Saurbar, Reykjavík or Kleppur. When in this area, you might want to check out Mosfellsbaer and Alafoss as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Two Days in Iceland

11:27 min ( September 27, 2012 by Bill Rogers)
Views: 105 - Rating: 5/5

A collection of photos and video clips from two days in Iceland. There is no railroad content in this upload, as there are no railroads in Iceland. Shot during a two day break on the way to Europe. Ic...

Planes Landing On Frozen Lake

01:55 min ( April 03, 2011 by dabb)
Views: 2,971 - Rating: 5/5

This is a lake just out of Reykjavik city, Iceland in march 2009. This is outtakes from the local TV series "Skýjum Ofar". This cold winter´s day we landed on the ice and had a cup of coffie. The so...

Iceland feb 2009 Landmannalaugar part 1

05:46 min ( February 18, 2009 by BlomLux)
Views: 6,403 - Rating: 4.66667/5

A snow driving trip to the famous spot of Landmannalaugar in Iceland

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Interesting facts about this location


Álafoss is a waterfall in the river Varmá in Mosfellsbær, Iceland. A wool factory of the same name has been at a site by the waterfall since 1896, when a local farmer imported machinery to process wool using the energy from the waterfall. During World War II, barracks were constructed there for British soldiers. Álafoss played a major role in the founding and growth of the town of Mosfellsbær.

More reading: Álafoss homepage
Located at 64.17, -21.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.


Mosfellsbær is a town in south-west Iceland, situated some 12 kilometres east of the country's capital, Reykjavík. It has a total area of 197 km and its population as of September, 2011 was 8,886. The town of Mosfellsbær is only a 15-minute drive from midtown Reykjavík. The district includes the Leiruvogur cove, which forms part of Kollafjörður fjord. Three rivers empty into the cove: Leirvogsá, Kaldakvísl and Varmá.

More reading: Mosfellsbær homepage
Located at 64.17, -21.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Iceland, Populated places in Iceland


Huldufólk (Icelandic hidden people from huldu- "pertaining to secrecy" and fólk "people", "folk") are elves in Icelandic folklore. Building projects in Iceland are sometimes altered to prevent damaging the rocks where they are believed to live. According to these Icelandic folk beliefs, one should never throw stones because of the possibility of hitting the huldufólk.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 64.17, -21.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Elves, European fairy tales, Icelandic folklore


Grafarvogur is among the largest residential districts of Reykjavík, Iceland. It is a relatively new neighbourhood, major construction began in the late 1980s and continued well into the '90s.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 64.17, -21.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Reykjavík


Elliðavatn is a lake in Iceland. It is situated in the area of Reykjavík. Not far from it, there is the well known natural park Heiðmörk with its hiking and biking trails, small forests and lava formations. The eastern shores of Elliðavatn are part of Heiðmörk nature reserve, protected by the state. Coming on the hringvegur (Route 1) over the Hellisheiði in the direction of the capital city, travelers pass by the lake.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 64.17, -21.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Lakes of Iceland