Hafnarfjörður has often been called the cradle of team handball in Iceland. In fact, the first official handball game in Iceland was played in Hafnarfjörður in 1925. Now the town sports two of the best handball clubs in Iceland, FH and Haukar (Hawks). Athletes from Hafnarfjörður are also leaders in track and field, gymnastics, swimming, football, basketball and golf. There are also large equestrian clubs in town and a sailing club.