Basic information

Grindavik is a small fishing town with a population of 2,500 inhabitants, situated on the southern shores of the Reykjanes peninsula. Grindavik is located approximately 50 kilometres from Reykjavik.

The distance to Keflavik Airport is around 20 kilometres. Iceland’s most renowned hot spring and one of its most important sights, the Blue Lagoon, are located close to the town.


The most important forms of industry are fishing and tourism.

Friendship town activities

Grindavik has been Rovaniemi’s friendship town since 1982. Friendship town activity has mainly been in the form of visits by civil servants and elected officials. Rovaniemi has arranged the Icelandic Cultural Week since the beginning of the 1990s.