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The beautiful town Stykkishólmur

Stykkisholmur is beautifully-situated on the northern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. With beautiful and well-preserved old houses in the town centre.
Stykkisholmur is also known as the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breidafjordur bay, which is renowned for its natural beauty and remarkable wildlife.

Akranes museum Area

The Museum Area at Gardar is without a doubt the cultural centre of Akranes and a popular destination for tourists.

Eiríksstaðir - Living Museum

Step back to the Viking Era and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of Eriks the Red's farm which is also the birthplace of Leif the Lucky who is said to have discovered America. Modern day vikings demonstrate the lifestyle of 1000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge

Kári Viðarsson The Freezer

The Freezer is a unique social hostel and cultural centre, situated in a renovated fish factory in Rif on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. All year round we offer cheap accommodation and regular events and entertainment for our guests and the local community.

Páll in Húsafell

Born and raised in Húsafell, Páll Guðmundsson is a local artist who sees pictures in rocks and makes them visible to the rest of us by carving them out using various methods.

Lighthouse keeper, Hilmar Sigvaldason

Akranes is just a stone's throw away from the capital largest town in West Iceland with the population 6630.
If you are into photography or just interested in exploring new things in Iceland you need to look at Akranes lighthouses. Down by the harbour you will notice two lighthouses. The bigger one that is currently in use is open to the public so you can go up and enjoy the view from there and there is even a photography exhibition to enjoy in there.

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Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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