Grindavík, (pop. 2,700) a town and fishing centre with a good harbour
but a difficult entrance channel. Salmon hatchery nearby.

In 1828 seven British sailors arrived at Grindavík after being shipwrecked in the Greenland ice and surviving 49 days adrift.

The farm Járngerðarstaðir near Grindavík is the birthplace of Dr. Bjarni Sæmundsson (1867-1940), marine biologist, the first Icelander to study marine biology and a pioneer in the field.