Ölfus municipality - information

Ölfus municipalityÖlfus municipality is located on the south west coast of Iceland, approx. 50 km from Reykjavik capital. The population is slightly over 2000 inhabitants and is growing. Thorlakshofn is the largest town in the municipality with approx. 1600 inhabitants. 
Ölfus offers a wide range of beautiful landscapes with black sand beaches, cliffs, lava formations, caves, geothermal areas and vivid hot springs.
From Thorlakshofn and all over the municipality you have sensational panoramic view over most of the south coast e.g. over the volcanoes Mt. Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull and to the Westman Islands.

Ölfus municipality offices 
Hafnarberg 1
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 480 3800
olfus@olfus.is
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 16:00

Tourist information centre and public library
Hafnarberg 1
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 480 3830
bokasafn@olfus.is
Open Monday to Friday from 12:30-17:30
Ölfus tourist information site

Swimming Pool
Hafnarberg 41
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 480 3890

Opening hours:
Summer (June 1st to August 31st)
Weekdays from 07:00 to 21:00
Weekends from 10:00 to 18:00

Winter (Sept 1st to May 31st)
Weekdays from 07:00 to 21:00
Weekends from 10:00 to 17:00
 
Harbour facilities
Port of Þorlákshöfn
Hafnarbakka 8
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 480 3601 or (+354) 480 3602
hofn@olfus.is
Port Director: Hjörtur Jónsson
Tel: (+354) 691 6575
hjortur@olfus.is
Find more information about the harbour here
 

Kindergarten
Leikskólinn Bergheimar
Hafnarberg 32
Tel: (+354) 480 3660
leikskolinn@olfus.is

School
Grunnskólinn í Þorlákshöfn
Egilsbraut 35
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 480 3850
skolinn@olfus.is

Health Clinic
Selvogsbraut 24
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 432 2440
Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00

Dentist
Tannlæknastofa Þorlákshafnar
Unubakki 4
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 483 3222

Bank and post office
Landsbankinn
Hafnarberg 1
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 410 4000
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00

ATM 
The ATM is located in Skálinn gas station
Óseyrarbraut 15
815 Þorlákshöfn
Tel: (+354) 483 3801
Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 22:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00.

Public transportation
Strætó bs. takes care of public transportation to and from Þorlákshöfn.
Route 71 goes from Þorlákshöfn to Hveragerði
Route 51 and 52 go from Hveragerði to Reykjavík
Find more information here

Police department
Tel: (+354) 444 2010
In case of emergency call 112

Fire department
Tel: (+354) 480 0900
In case of emergency call 112

 

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