Álftanes Tourism, Iceland

Visit Álftanes - Best of Álftanes

Álftanes is a town and low-lying peninsula which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes, located in Iceland's Capital Region. The municipality of Álftanes was merged into the neighboring municipality of Garðabær in January 2013. Álftanes had a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The town contains the official residence of the President of Iceland, Bessastaðir.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Álftanes in Iceland. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Álftanes like a local. When planning a trip to Álftanes, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Reykjavik. Reykjavik is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Geysir, Kerid, Paradisarhellir Cave. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. To explore Álftanes, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Álftanes is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

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Facts and Stats for Álftanes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Álftanes

    Know the pollution level of Álftanes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.04 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 5.61 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.55 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.9 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.6 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.08 (Low)
  • Álftanes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Álftanes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Álftanes.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.65 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.05 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.69 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.45 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.38 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 34.96 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.66 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.35 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.42 (Low)
  • Living in Álftanes - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Álftanes is 184.54 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 68.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.67 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.34 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 114.85 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 64.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.55 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Álftanes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Álftanes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 68.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 158.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 133.64 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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