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Kópavogur

is a town in Iceland which is the country's second largest municipality by population.
It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Capital Region. The name literally means seal pup inlet. The town seal contains the profile of the church Kópavogskirkja with a seal pup underneath.

Kópavogur is largely made up of residential areas, but has commercial areas and much industrial activity as well. The tallest building in Iceland, the Smáratorg Tower, is located in central Kópavogur.

Kópavogur is historically significant as the site of the 1662 Kópavogur meeting. This event marked the total incorporation of Iceland into Denmark-Norway when, on behalf of the Icelandic people, Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson and Árni Oddsson, a lawyer, signed a document confirming that the introduction of absolute monarchy by the King also applied to Iceland.

Kópavogur is also one of Iceland's most prominent sites for Icelandic urban legends about the huldufólk (the elves).

 

 

GerÐarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

Gerðarsafn is a progressive museum with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, located in the heart of Kópavogur. Gerðarsafn offers temporary exhibitions with works by Icelandic and international contemporary artists as well as displaying the museum collection. The exhibition program echoes the museum‘s status as the only Icelandic museum built in honour of a female artist, Gerður Helgadóttir.

Address:
Hamraborg 4, 200 Kópavogur
Opening Times: 
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 11-17

 

 

 Salurinn

Salurinn

 Kópavogur Swimming Pool

Kópavogur Swimming Pool

 Kópavogur Music School

Kópavogur Music School

 Iðnó

Iðnó

 Mengi

Mengi

 Marshall House

Marshall House

Salurinn Concert House

Salurinn er fyrsti sérhannaði tónleikasalur landsins. Hann var tekinn í notkun 2. janúar 1999. Tónlistarhús Kópavogs er hluti af menningarmiðstöð bæjarins sem stendur á Borgarholtinu við hlið Gerðarsafns og í nágrenni Kópavogskirkju, en hún er eitt helsta tákn bæjarfélagsins.

Address:
Hamraborg 2, 200 Kópavogur
Opening Times: 
Sunday October 28
14:00 - 20:00

 

Sundlaug Kópavogs | Kópavogur Swimming pool

Address:
Borgarholtsbraut 17, 200 Kópavogur
Opening Times: 
During the week 06:30–22
During the weekend 08–20

 

 

Tónlistarskóli Kópavogs | Kópavogur Music School

Address:
Hamraborg 2, 200 Kópavogur
Opening Times: 
Sunday October 28
14:00 - 20:00

 

 

Iðnó 

Address:
Vonarstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík
Opening Times: 
Friday October 26
16:00 - 00:00


 

 

Mengi

Address:
Óðinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík
Opening Times: 
Tue – Sat, 12 – 5pm

 

 

 

 

Nýlistasafnið Marshall house

Address:
Grandagardur 20, 101 Reykjavík
Opening Times: 
Tue – Sat, 12 – 5pm

Studíó Ólafur Elíasson Restaurant Marshall house

Address:
Grandagardur 20, 101 Reykjavík
Opening Times: 
Every day from 18 - 24