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Cultural Centre in Kópavogur

Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs

Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs contains Kópavogur’s Natural History Museum, where displays include an orca skeleton, stuffed animals and some of Mývatn lake’s odd marimo balls (round, cannon-ball sized clusters of algae)…
Health Food in Kópavogur

Gló

Thai, Indian and Mexican flavours jazz up the raw and organic ingredients dished up here to create a wonderland of largely vegetarian wraps, soups and elaborate salads. The decor is as casually cool as the food.
Gallery in Kópavogur

Gerðarsafn Art Museum

In this beautifully designed museum you'll find excellent rotating modern-art exhibitions and a notable permanent collection of 20th-century Icelandic works. It's dedicated to stained-glass artist and sculptor Gerðu…
Museum in Kópavogur

Natural History Museum of Kópavogur

Iceland’s unique geology and wildlife are showcased here. Highlights include an orca skeleton, a good collection of taxidermied animals and Mývatn lake’s unusual marimo balls (hand-sized, spherical clusters of algae…
Sports & Outdoors in Kópavogur

Rent-A-Tent

Rents out a wide range of camping equipment. The one-person Ring Road Starter Kit costs 11,950kr for up to two days. Reserve at least 24 hours in advance. Delivery to your accommodation costs extra.
Shopping Centre in Kópavogur

Smáralind

Iceland's largest mall has more than 90 shops, cafes, restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and a gym. Bus 2 from the city's Hlemmur depot stops outside.
Arts Centre in Kópavogur

Salurinn

Iceland’s first specially designed concert hall is built entirely from local materials (driftwood, spruce and crushed stone) and has fantastic acoustics. See the website for its (mostly classical) concert program.