Hafnarfjordur policy in tourism is primarily to promote and the town and its surroundings as an ideal and sought-after destination for tourists all year round. Tourism is an important business sector in Iceland and it is therefore necessary for Hafnarfjordur to pursue a policy in this area. The tourism policy is intended to describe the municipality’s priorities and goals for the benefit of the tourism industry, but is also a declaration that consultation and cooperation between the municipal authorities and tourism companies are key factors in achieving success.
Sports and outdoor activities
Hafnarfjordur is a large sports town and there are many possibilities associated with the town’s impressive sports facilities. A report that IBH made in 2010 where there are ways in which the sports clubs in the city and the tourism industry can jointly take the additional part of the town in a kind of tournament. There are also many ways to improve harbor port services in a survey that Steinunn Guðnadóttir completed in March 2012 under the name Heilsubærinn Hafnarfjordur. Then there are in Hafnarfjordur many streets with old wooden houses where the picture is almost changed from the early 20th century
The waterfront of Kaldá offers great opportunities in the development of food and food products and at the same time in tourism in Hafnarfjordur which attracts a large number of visitors each year.
Experience and joy in Hafnarfjordur
This city has long been called Elf and Viking town since mapping the elves in the town has been mapped and Fjörukráin is built in Viking style as well as there are Viking parties and Viking festivals. There is also Hotel Víking in Hafnarfjordur. The Hafnarfjordur burners are on the one hand. Powerful tourism companies maintain the town’s signs as an elf and Viking town, and it is clear that guests appreciate these aspects.
Shopping is a staple of tourism and therefore the focus is on merchants working together on the task of revitalizing downtown in collaboration with Hafnarfjordur.
Events such as Bright Days, Sailor’s Day, Viking Festival and Christmas Village offer great opportunities for the tourism companies in the city. It is planned to promote these events as well as new events and support for private and corporate events.