The brook in our hometown Hafnarfjordur is very close to our home. Flying over water is always special with a drone. What happens if it drops in the water??????????
Hafnarfjordur is one of the oldest communities in Iceland. Merchants have been peddling their wares and fishermen landing their catches here continuously since the 14th century. It is the natural harbour after which the town is named (Hafnarfjordur means Harbour Fjord). The harbour is the main reason for the community’s prosperity. Therefore sea provides its commercial and cultural lifeline.
The town was established by foreign merchants. They found the secluded harbour conveniently located near the royal estate at Bessastadir (now the residence of the president of Iceland).
Englishmen began trading here in the 15th century. Furthermore Dutch and German merchants also traded with Icelanders. Over the centuries, various European nations competed for trade supremacy in the community. As a result byy the 18th century, the town had become Iceland’s major trading centre. It was incorporated as a town in 1908.
Fishing, commerce and services have long been the prominent business sectors.