On the western side of the Reykjanes peninsula, discover the secret charms of Sandgerdi (Sandy Hedge) with a storied history and loads to see for those who like to travel off the beaten path. As the name indicates, the soil in Sandgerdi is sandy and not optimal for cultivation, so the main industry is fishing. You may enjoy visiting the fish processing facilities there, a real eye-opener to this important natural resource.
The quaint town also offers beautiful views with visits to great art galleries, an interactive nature center, a candle factory, and a nine-hole golf course with spectacular vistas. By Hafurbjarnastadur, between Gardur and Sandgerdi, there are graves from pre-Christian times, which were discovered in 1947. The graves are considered a very important discovery, and remains from one of the graves are now on display at the National Museum of Iceland.