This 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.
The Nobel Prize
laureate for literature in 1955, Halldor Kiljan Laxnes (1902-1998),
lived at his home Gljufrasteinn in the Mosfell County, he was the
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.
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.