On the western side of the Reykjanes peninsula, you can discover the secret charms of Sandgerdi (Sandy Hedge) and its interesting history. If you enjoy traveling off the beaten path, there is plenty to experience here.
As the name indicates, the soil in Sandgerdi is sandy and not optimal for farming. Therefore, the main industry is fishing. In fact, Sandgerdi is one of Iceland’s major fishing communities. You may enjoy visiting the fish processing facilities there, an interesting introduction to this important natural resource.
A new road lies south from Sandgerdi, passing Hvalsnes peninsula and Stafnes peninsula on to Hafnir village. This gives you the opportunity to make a round trip drive on the northern part of the peninsula.
Things to do in Sandgerdi
The quaint town has beautiful views over the area. Additionally, you visit great art galleries, an interactive nature center, a candle factory, and a scenic nine-hole golf course. You can browse a great variety of Icelandic hand made souvenirs at the Listatorg souvenir shop. In addition to this, you can visit graves from pre-Christian times in Hafurbjarnastadur. Found in 1947, the graves are a very important discovery. At this time, the items from one of the graves are now on display at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik.