Grafarvogur

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Location
64°08'49"N
021°46'59"W
Country
 Iceland
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Grafarvogur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkraːvarˌvɔːɣʏr̥]) is among the largest residential districts of Reykjavík, Iceland. It is a relatively new neighbourhood, major construction began in the late 1980s and continued well into the 1990s.

Neighbourhoods

The district includes 14 neighbourhoods: Hamrar [ˈhamrar̥], Foldir [ˈfɔltɪr̥], Hús [ˈhuːs], Rimar [ˈrɪːmar̥], Borgir [ˈpɔrcɪr̥], Víkur [ˈviːkʏr̥], Engi [ˈeiɲcɪ], Spöng [ˈspœiŋk], Staðir [ˈstaːðɪr̥], Höfðar [ˈhœvðar̥], Bryggjuhverfi [ˈprɪccʏˌkʰvɛrvɪ], Geirsnef [ˈceir̥sˌnɛːf], Gufunes [ˈkʏːvʏˌnɛːs], and Geldinganes [ˈcɛltiŋkaˌnɛːs]. Of those, five (Rimar, Hamrar, Borgir, Víkur and Foldir) fall within the boundaries of historic Gufunes estate.

Shopping

Grafarvogur currently has one medium-sized shopping centre called Spöngin. It's not a mall in itself but a cluster of stores, Hagkaup being the largest. Also, there are small clusters of stores in Hverafold, by Víkurvegur and Langirimi Streets. Those are much smaller and contain only a few stores, the supermarkets being the largest of the few.
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