Sandgerði is a small fishing village with about 1700 inhabitants. A sculpture commemorating drowned fishermen is situated at the entrance to the town and Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir is the sculptor. Suðurnes Science and Learning Centre is a well-equipped research centre for natural science located in Sandgerði. Sea water tanks containing different living organizms are part of the research. It also hosts a good collection of various life forms, plants and stones. Close by is the restaurant Vitinn, a family-run, cosy restaurant which uses first-grade fresh ingredients.