When looking to the north from Reykjavik over the sea, we see the town of Akranes, located on a peninsula from the mountain Akrafjall. Inhabitants are 7500.
Through the decades fishing and fish processing have been big in Akranes and also industry as nearby in the bay of Hvalfjörður are tvo big factories. A ferro silicon factory and an aluminium smelter factory.
On road no 51, only 6 km / 4 mi from the ring road, no. 1, between Mosfellsbær (33 km / 20,6 mi) and Borgarnes (37 km / 23 mi)Share this tour