Hafnarfjörður häpˈnärfyörˌᵺür [key], town, SW Iceland, S of Reykjavík. It is a distribution, industrial, and fishing center with an excellent harbor. During the 15th and 16th cent. German and English traders fought over the port. The town was chartered in 1908.

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