Njarðvík (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈnjarðˌviːk]) is a town in southwestern Iceland, on the peninsula of Reykjanes. As of 2009, its population was 4,400.

Njarðvík
Town
Aerial view of Ytri Njarðvík
Aerial view of Ytri Njarðvík
Location of the Municipality of Reykjanesbaer
Location of the Municipality of Reykjanesbaer
Njarðvík is located in Iceland
Njarðvík
Njarðvík
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 63°59′00″N 22°33′00″W / 63.98333°N 22.55000°W / 63.98333; -22.55000Coordinates: 63°59′00″N 22°33′00″W / 63.98333°N 22.55000°W / 63.98333; -22.55000
Country Iceland
ConstituencySouth Constituency
RegionSouthern Peninsula[1]
MunicipalityReykjanesbær Coat.svg Reykjanesbær
Population
 (2009)
 • Total4,400
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

In 1995 it merged with the town of Keflavík and the village of Hafnir to form the new municipality of Reykjanesbær. The area is mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas, Njarðvík means "bay of Njörðr".

GeographyEdit

Njarðvík is located in the Reykjanes region of Reykjavík, adjacent to Keflavík. It consists of two parts: Innri Njarðvík [ˈɪnːrɪ] and Ytri Njarðvík [ˈɪːtrɪ] (inner and outer Njarðvík). In the old town is the Njarðvíkurkirkja Innri [ˈnjarðˌviːkʏrˌcʰɪr̥ca ˈɪnːrɪ], a stone church built in 1886.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Njarðvík
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
2
(35)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
11
(51)
12
(53)
12
(53)
9
(48)
6
(42)
4
(39)
2
(35)
6
(42)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
−1
(30)
0
(32)
3
(37)
6
(42)
8
(46)
8
(46)
5
(41)
2
(35)
0
(32)
−1
(30)
2
(35)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 99
(3.9)
97
(3.8)
97
(3.8)
74
(2.9)
66
(2.6)
64
(2.5)
64
(2.5)
86
(3.4)
94
(3.7)
110
(4.5)
110
(4.3)
110
(4.4)
1,080
(42.4)
Source: Weatherbase[2]

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Formerly named Reykjanes
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Njardhvikur, Iceland". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Njarðvík at Wikimedia Commons