town enjoys thermal activity and quite a few greenhouses have been
built there. Since 1933 it has supplied the capital area with
natural hot water for house heating, swimming pools etc. Every day
thousands of tons of hot water are pumped through the
pipelines from more than
100 boreholes in the Mosfellsbaer mountains.
was the honorary citizen of the town. He lived there all his life
some of his novels on his experiences and impressions
of his surroundings.
The Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1955, Halldor
Kiljan Laxnes (1902-1998),
lived at his home
Gljufrasteinn in the Mosfell County, he
A few businesses are located in town, among them chicken and turkey
farms, as well as a woolen factory and its outlet,
which has always attacted thousands of travellers because of its
great selection and reasonable prices. The mountainous area
around the town is ideal for walks and hikes, skiing and fishing for
trout and char in the small lakes.
Road #1 passes through the town and the
distance from the capital is about 17 km.