Garðabær


Garðabær

Garðabær, Iceland

Location in Iceland
Population
- Total (2008)

10,272
Postal codes210–212
[http://www.gardabaer.is/ Municipal website]
Garðabær is a municipality in the Greater Reykjavík area of Iceland. As of 2008, its population was approximately 10,000.

The municipality is the location of a 5067 m² TV studio, where the LazyTown children series is recorded. It contains one of the most advanced HDTV facilities in Europe, with LazyTown being filmed there.

History

Garðabær is a growing town in the Reykjavík capital area. Garðabær is the sixth largest town in Iceland with a population of 10.272 (July 1 2008). The population of Garðabær has reached 10.000 inhabitants. It is the sixth municipality in Iceland, having 10.000 inhabitants or more.

The site of Garðabær has been inhabited since Iceland was first settled in the 9th century. Landnáma, the Book of Settlement, tells about two farms in the site of Garðabær, Vífilsstaðir and Skúlastaðir. The former was named after Vífill who vas a slave of Ingólfur Arnarson the first settler of Iceland. Ingólfur gave Vífill his freedom and he made his home at Vífilsstaðir.

There are many nature reserves surrounding Garðabær and the scenery from various sites in Garðabær is spectacular. From many areas in Garðabær the impressive Snæfellsjökull (Snæfells Glacier) can be seen to the west, as well as Mt. Esja, and there is also a good view over the capital Reykjavík and the neighbour town Kópavogur. The view to the south includes the mountains of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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