In the ending of the 19th century Vogar was the biggest village in the Reykjanes peninsula, it was larger than Keflavík and Grindavík together.

The village started to develop in the early 20th century when larger harbours and bigger fishing vessels where needed.

The monument “Íslands Hranistumenn” by Erlingur Jónsson which is in the memory of all the fishermen from the area stands by the pond Vogatjörn in Vogar.

These days most of the people of Vogar work in Reykjavík or Reykjanesbær, which both is very close and only a few minutes’ drive from Vogar.