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Experience West Iceland

Highlights in West Iceland

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Towns

Akranes

Akranes

Akranes is just a stone's throw away from the capital largest town in West Iceland with the population 7.421. The Museum Area at Gardar is without a d
Bifrost Borgarfjord

Bifrost Borgarfjord

Bifrost is a university village with a population of 200 but during the winter months 600 - 700 people live there. Bifrost is a direct descendant of t
Borgarnes

Borgarnes

Borgarnes lies in the middle of West Iceland about 75 km from Reykjavík City Centre.In Borgarnes you can create an unforgettable holiday: breakfast an
Budardalur

Budardalur

Budardalur is the main administrative and service centre in the Dalabyggd region. Few parts of Iceland are as rich in history as Dalabyggd, where reco
Grundarfjordur Snaefellsnes peninsula

Grundarfjordur Snaefellsnes peninsula

Home to Mt Kirkjufell. Grundarfjörður is a picturesque town situated on the fjord of Breiðafjörður. The town is located right next to Kirkjufell mount
Hellissandur Snaefellsnes

Hellissandur Snaefellsnes

Hellissandur was once a major fishing centre but Rif was one of the main trading ports on Snaefellsnes peninsula. Most of the villages' fishing fleet
Hvanneyri in Borgarfjordur

Hvanneyri in Borgarfjordur

For centuries Hvanneyri has been a church centre and a small comunity of 250 inhabitants  formed around  agricultural organizations. The main one is t
Olafsvik in Snaefellsnes peninsula

Olafsvik in Snaefellsnes peninsula

Olafsvik is a town on the northern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula, close to the magnificent glacier, Snaefellsjokull. Olafsvik has a large fishing har
Reykholt í Borgarfjord

Reykholt í Borgarfjord

Reykholt in Borgarfjord is a small village and one of the greatest historical place in Iceland, mainly because of Snorri Sturluson, a famous writer, p
Rif at Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Rif at Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Rif is a small village at the North of Snaefellsnes peninsula. It's older name is Havarif or Háarif, but nowadays always called Rif. In the village th
Stykkisholmur in Snaefellsnes

Stykkisholmur in Snaefellsnes

Stykkisholmur is beautifully-situated on the northern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. With beautiful and well-preserved old houses in the town cen

Practical Information

What is happening in West Iceland

  • Photo: John Chardine, Hurtigruten Expedition

    Do’s and Don’ts for tourists in Icelandic communities

    Based on the success of previous local tourism guidelines, seven Icelandic communities are now launching new Community Specific Guidelines to greet visitors. The launch coincides with the re-opening of the cruise season in Iceland.
  • The Húsafell Canyon Baths, Giljaböðin

    Culture Trip’s World Greatest in 2022

    The Húsafell Canyon Baths have been handpicked as one of the World’s Greatest Travel Experiences for 2022.
  • Haffi hikes

    Haffi hikes around West Iceland - Summer 2021
  • Bjarnarfoss

    Visit West Iceland

    WEST ICELAND IS ONE OF ICELAND'S MOST GEOLOGICALLY DIVERSE REGIONS. ITS NATURAL WONDERS ARE A NEARLY EXHAUSTIVE SAMPLING OF ALL THAT ICELAND HAS TO OFFER, RANGING FROM SLUMBERING VOLCANOES AND MAJESTIC WATERFALLS TO A VARIETY OF FLORA AND WILDLIFE.