Seltjarnarnes is one of the oldest municipalities in Iceland and originally covered the majority of Reykjavik. Today the landscape of Seltjarnarnes is surrounded by the ocean on the north, west, and south coastlines. The coast of Seltjarnarnes has great value for the community and the whole Capital Area.  Fortunately, the municipal has preserved the coastline and a substantial part of the land by the coast, for outdoor activities.  A distinguishing factor about Seltjarnarnes is that all services are located within the same area; pre-schools, elementary and middle school, sport and recreational center, library, music school and health care services.A 9 hole golf course is located in Suðurnes. The course is open to the public but call for tee times.The whole area of Grótta Island, the Lighthouse, and the walking path is one of the most interesting walking paths in the Capital Area.  In that area, bird life is extensive, and one can find over 100 species.   On a good evening, after a lovely sunny day, the point of Grótta is quite popular among people and visitors in the whole Capital Area, to relax and view the sunset.  View the sun dip down behind Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.