GRINDAVIK TRAVEL GUIDE SOUTHWEST ICELAND<title> <meta NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0"> <meta NAME="ProgId" CONTENT="FrontPage.Editor.Document"> <meta NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Grindavik, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland, Southwest, Iceland, Book On Line, Information Centres, Travel, Golf, Lodgings, Culture, Museums, Accommodation, Hotels, Guesthouses, Farm Accommodations, Cottages, Cabins, Youth Hostels, Camping Sites, Camping Grounds, Campsites, Recreation, Hiking, Angling, Guided tours, Sightseeing cruises, Riding, White Water Rafting, Angling, ATV Tours, River rafting, Deep Sea angling, Sea Angling, Snowmobiling, Bird Watching, cultural events, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, scorcery, witchcraft, driftwood, Transportation, scheduled buses, car rentals, geothermal heating, geothermal activity, volcanic activity, volcanoes, crater rows, craters, hot springs, high temperature areas, bird cliffs, super jeep tours"> <meta NAME="description" CONTENT="Guide to the fishing town Grindavik with its many fish processing factories, museums, in the immediate vicinity of the Blue Lagoon."> </head> <body> <table border="0" width="435"> <tr> <td colspan="2" width="431"><p align="center"><strong><font face="Arial" size="2">GRINDAVIK</font></strong></p> <p><b><font face="Arial" size="1">The small town Grindavik is one of the most important fishing and fish processing communities of the country. Tourism is an increasing source of income and small industries and commerce are also important bases of  livelihood. An interesting flower garden, called the Sun Temple, is by the side of the swimming pool. In 1627 Algerian buccaneers came sailing to the country, pillaged and took prisoners for the slave market at home. Grindavik was among the places they struck. Five kilometres north of town is one of a few high temperature areas on the southwestern peninsula.<span lang="is"> </span>This thermal area has been harnessed to supply the nearby communities with hot water for house heating<span lang="is">,</span> and electrical production.</font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="209"><table width="164"> <tr> <td width="202"><font size="1" face="Arial"> <map name="FPMap14"> <area href="../veidi/isl_sw600.htm" shape="rect" coords="141, 8, 196, 46"> </map> <b> <!--webbot bot="ImageMap" text="(97,94) (199,116) {Djúpavatn} {Times New Roman} 10 B #000000 CT 0 " text="(13,72) (67,94) {Seltjörn} {Times New Roman} 10 B #000000 CT 0 " rectangle=" (141,8) (196,46) ../veidi/isl_sw600.htm" src="../images/kort_reykjanes_blaa_lon.gif" alt="mapsw-2.GIF (13416 bytes)" border="0" u-originalsrc="../images/kort_reykjanes_blaa_lon.gif" u-overlaysrc="_overlay/grindavík.htm_txt_mapsw-2.gif" width="205" height="184" usemap="[A]#FPMap14" startspan --><MAP NAME="FrontPageMap"><AREA SHAPE="RECT" COORDS="141, 8, 196, 46" HREF="../veidi/isl_sw600.htm"></MAP><a href="../_vti_bin/shtml.dll/travelguideeng/grindavik.htm/map"><img src="_derived/grindavík.htm_txt_mapsw-2.gif" alt="mapsw-2.GIF (13416 bytes)" border="0" width="205" height="184" usemap="#FrontPageMap" ismap></a><!--webbot bot="ImageMap" endspan i-checksum="52210" --></b></font></td> </tr> </table> </td> <td valign="top" width="218"><b><font SIZE="1" face="Arial"> The condense outlet water from the power station created the renowned Blue Lagoon, which is used for bathing. The distance from the capital is about 52 <span lang="is">km.</span></font></b><p> <font face="Arial" size="1"><a href="thorlakshofn.htm"><b><font color="#0000FF">Thorlakshofn</font></b></a><b> (427/42) 55 km </b> </font><b><font face="Arial" size="1"><<font color="#FF0000">Grindavik</font>><br> </font> </b><font face="Arial" size="1"><a href="reykjavik.htm"><b><font color="#0000FF">Reykjavik</font></b></a><b> 52 km, </b> <a href="blaa_lonid.htm"><font color="#0000FF"><b>Blue Lagoon </b> </font> </a> <b>4 km.</b></font></p> <p align="center"> <font size="1"> <span lang="is"><b><font face="Arial"> <a href="javascript:history.back(1)">Back</a></font></b></span></font><font size="2"><font size="1"><b><br> </b></font><b> <font face="Arial"><a href="http://nat.is/default.htm"> <font size="1"> <img border="0" src="../images/home9.gif" width="117" height="40"><br> </font> </a></font> <span lang="is"><font face="Arial" size="1"> <a href="http://www.nat.is">www.nat.is</a></font></span></b><span 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Grindavík is one of the most important fishing towns of Iceland. Tourism plays an increasing role and commerce and light industry thrive well.  Grindavik boasts of the small park Solarve near the swimming pool.  It was built in an ancient fashion and is dedicated to the old culture.  Algerian buccaneers came robbing and plundering in 1627.  Just a century (1652) before the Icelanders, Danes and Germans united against the English, who were driven away after a bloody battle.

The Svartsengi Area, just north of Grindavik, is a powerful high temperature area with a power plant serving the southwest corner of the country.  Its condence water created the Blue Lagoon accidentally, and was immediately used for bathing with good results for those who suffered from skin diseases.
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