Hlaðir community center is located in a tranquil and beautiful area in northern Hvalfjörður fjord, about 40 min. drive from Reykjavík and 20 min. from Akranes. Hlaðir offers a good dining/dancehall that seats up to 200 people and is perfect for annual celebrations, parties, class reunions, family gatherings, conferences, music events and more.
The War and Peace Museum. From the occupation of Hvalfjörður, 1940-45 the unique and remarkable history of the occupation period in Iceland 1940-45 unfolds at the War and Peace Museum. Our exhibition tells the story of how a peaceful countryside was transformed, in the context of world events and its importance to the victory of the Allies in World War 2. Here you can explore our high-quality collection of artifacts and feel the memories during this important time of upheaval.
The area has many interesting places, such as Glymur Waterfall, Vatnaskógur woods, a whaling station and the hikingtrails of Síldarmannagötur and Leggjabrjótur.
Hlaðir offers a large camping ground for tents and campers. Electric outlets are available and the camping ground has two large charcoal grills, a playground for the children and good restroom facilities. Showers are available and dishwashing facilities as well. The area also offers a dumping station for portable toilets.
At Hlaðir you will find a cozy outdoor swimming pool. Spacious dressing rooms and a steam room are located in the basement and extra dressing rooms outside. The pool is 17 m. long, there is also a wading pool with a slide and two hot tubs. The pool is open every day between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. but closed on Tuesdays. It is open from June 1st to the end of August.