Inhabited since Iceland was settled over 1100 years ago, Gardabaer town is growing fast. It is a fresh and exhilirating town with beautiful nature, blossing cultural life and an active sports life.
The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art is located in Gardabaer. Gardabaer is also home to the archeological park Hofsstadir, which preserves the remains of the second largest farm from the Settlement era, and Krokur, an old farm.
Hofsstadir is an open-air site open 24hours year-round, and Krokur farm is open to visitors during the summer months (June-August).