Mosfellsbær Tourism, Iceland

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Mosfellsbær is a town in south-west Iceland, some 12 kilometres (7 miles) east of the country's capital, Reykjavík. The town of Mosfellsbær is only a 15-minute drive from midtown Reykjavík. The district includes the Leiruvogur cove, which forms part of Kollafjörður fjord. Three rivers empty into the cove: Leirvogsá, Kaldakvísl and Varmá. Mosfellsbær provides numerous opportunities for outdoor and leisure activities, close to untouched nature. There has been a systematic development of outdoor recreational areas for residents, their guests and tourists. Often called "the green town", this town enjoys thermal activity and quite a few greenhouses have been built here. Since 1933 it has supplied the capital area with natural hot water for house heating, swimming pools, etc. The mountainous area around the town is ideal for walks and hikes, skiing and fishing for trout and char in the small lakes. The Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1955, Halldór Laxness (1902–1998), was an honorary citizen of the town. He lived there all his life and based some of his novels on his experiences and impressions of his surroundings.


Planning a vacation to Mosfellsbær in Iceland? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Mosfellsbær, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Reykjavik. Reykjavik is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Geysir, Kerid, Paradisarhellir Cave. Also, to reach Mosfellsbær, you'll have to take a flight to Reykjavik; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Mosfellsbær can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Mosfellsbær*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mosfellsbær

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

    • Air Pollution 12.02 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 5.85 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.81 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.72 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.66 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.79 (Low)
  • Mosfellsbær: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 22.02 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.84 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.82 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.92 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.64 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.74 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35.23 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.68 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.68 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.77 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.81 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.59 (Low)
  • Living in Mosfellsbær - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mosfellsbær is 184.14 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.46 (High)
    • Climate Index 68.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.88 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.52 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 121.75 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 65.18 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.84 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.19 (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 Mosfellsbær

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 75.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 164.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 141.63 USD

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

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