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The Towns of West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Most Villages have above 100 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with approx. 7,400 inhabitants.

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 doubt the cultural centre of Akranes and a popular destination for tourists. Not far from there is the highly-praised 18-hole Gardavollur golf course and, likewise, the Gardalundur outdoor area with a playground for children of all ages. The swimming pool at Jadarsbakki are also just a few minutes from the Museum Area. 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. At Langisandur beach you can bathe in the ocean, build sandcastles and enjoy the view. You can also bathe in Guðlaug, a hot pool located in the rockgarden of Langisandur. From Reykjavik City Centre to Akranes 49 km. There is a regular bus service from Reykjavik to Akranes several times a day. Guesthouses, camping site, restaurant, café, museum, swimming pool and an 18- hole golf course.
Bifrost Borgarfjord
Bifröst is a university village that is 30 km from Borgarnes.
Borgarfjordur West Iceland
Borgarfjörður is a fjord located in West Iceland and is known for its rich history.
Borgarnes
Borgarnes is a charming town located in Borgarfjörður.
Budardalur
Búðardalur is the largest town and the main administrative in Dalir region.
Dalir district
Dalir is a family-friendly place to visit, combining historical and cultural attractions with an enchanting world of wildlife and nature. It is the ideal place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of city life, to relax, be outdoors, discover and learn. Few parts of Iceland are as rich in history as Dalir where records go back virtually unbroken to the Settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries. In fact, Dalir deserves to be called a stepping-stone into the New World. Ancient Icelandic records tell how Eirík the Red, who in 985-6 AD pioneered the settlement of Greenland, lived in Haukadalur valley at a place called Eiríksstaðir. His son, Leif the Lucky, was born there and a reconstruction of his birthplace has been built there, based on the ruins of Eirík’s own farmhouse. The nature here is beautiful and is great for hiking and horse riding trips. Other activities include bird and seal watching, and swimming in geothermally heated outdoor pools. Visitors are also invited to explore the Dalir Heritage Museum as well as local farms, such as Erpsstaðir, where you can taste and buy local products and get to know the way of life in Dalir. Inexpensive trout fishing is available in Lake Haukadalsvatn and the lakes of Ljárskógar and Sólheimar
Grundarfjordur Snaefellsnes peninsula
Grundarfjörður is a quaint town in Snæfellsnes penisula. Next to Grundafjörður is the famous mountain, Kirkjufell.  
Hellissandur Snaefellsnes
Hellissandur and Rif are two small but lovely towns. Hellissandur was once a major fishing town while Rif was one of the main trading ports on Snæfellsnes penisula.
Hvalfjordur in Hvalfjardarsveit
Hvalfjörður is a fjord that lies between Reykjavík and Borgarfjörður. Only 50 km from Reykjavík.
Hvanneyri in Borgarfjord
Hvanneyri is located in Borgarfjörður and used to be a church centre and a small community for many centuries. Nowadays it is a agriculture University and the Museum of Agriculture is located in Hvanneyri.
Melahverfi in Hvalfjardarsveit
Melahverfi is a neighbourhood located in Hvalfjörður.
Olafsvik in Snaefellsnes peninsula
Ólafsvík is a town on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes penisula, a charming village close to the magnificent glacier.
Snaefellsnes Peninsula
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is 90- km long and comprises a world of diversity. With charming towns, rich history, and beautiful yet unique landscape.
Stykkisholmur in Snaefellsnes
Stykkisholmur is a very beautiful town and is the largest one, situated on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjord
Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjord is a small village where many of the inhabitants are greenhouse farmers that use a geothermal heat to grow plants. Some of the product can be bought directly from the farms.  In the village is also an elementary school and a kinder garden along with a small shop, resturant and a samping site. 
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, poet and scholar that lived there 1206-1241. He is believed to be the author of some of the Icelandic Sagas. In Reykholt are many things to see and to be discovered for travelers, like history, outdoor activities, ancient time, food and drink or music.  The pool of Snorri (Snorralaug) is an ancient protected pool, named after Snorri Sturluson. A geothermal water from the hotspring Skrifla is used there.  In Reykholt have been churches for centuries. Now there are two, the older made out of wood and the new that also has served as a musical hall.  Reykholtswood is great for hiking and enjoying outdoor activities and enjoy the peacful environment.  In Snorrastofa is a visitors reception that provides service, education and guided exhibitions.  Fosshotel is located in Reykholt.   
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 there is a café and a guesthouse in 120 years old house.  At Rif is a very good harbor nowadays but wasn't always so since the river, Hólkelsá, ruind it some decades ago.  Close to Rif the Arctic tern has its homeland when laying eggs, it's worth to visit and have a look. Just keep in mind that the bird can be aggressive when getting to close to the nests. 
Arnarstapi in Snaefellsnes
Arnarstapi in Snaefellsnes is a magical old fishing village that is worth your attention. Arnarstapi was an important trading post in the past and had a much bigger population than it has now. Columnar basalt, ravines and grottoes surround the Arnarstapi pier. There is good anchorage for small boats.  There is quite a large arctic ern colony in hte village itsefl. A walk along the coastline is recommended to wathc the birds and the magnificent lava formations. The seaside and the cliffs between Arnarstapi and Hellnar have been made an Natural Recerve in 1979.   A very interesting old path follows the coastline where you can see old lending places of hishermen, lots og birds like the kittiwake, the Arctic tern and the fulmar and pass through a lavafield. If you take a guided tour, you will also hear a ghost story.  A scuplture of Bardur Snaefellsas by Ragnar Kjartansson stands by the beach at Arnarstapi.   
Hellnar, Snaefellsnes peninsula
For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.  Valasnos, a freestanding rock, extends east of the bay. One of Iceland's most peculiar caves, Badstofa, is there. It is known for its special light exposure and colourful interior.  A cold water spring is to be found at the lava's edge. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin because it is said she appeared there once. A will, named after Asgrimur Hellnapriest is there, since he found some water where it hadn't been before. The Hellnar church was built in 1945 on a picturesque site where a church was first raised in 1833.  Located at Hellnar is a Hotel and a charming little café.  
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

Arnarstapi in Snaefellsnes

Arnarstapi in Snaefellsnes is a magical old fishing village that is worth your attention. Arnarstapi was an important trading post in the past and had
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
Borgarfjordur West Iceland

Borgarfjordur West Iceland

Borgarnes and the surrounding Borgarfjörður region can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. The area’s landscape, nature and cu
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
Dalir district

Dalir district

Few parts of Iceland are as rich in history as the Dalir, where records go back virtually unbroken to the settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries. Be
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

Hellnar, Snaefellsnes peninsula

For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.  Valasnos, a freestanding rock, extends east of the
Hvalfjordur in Hvalfjardarsveit

Hvalfjordur in Hvalfjardarsveit

Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord),only 50 km from Reykjavik, gives an excellent opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty of Icelandic fjords,with its sloops, sh
Hvanneyri in Borgarfjord

Hvanneyri in Borgarfjord

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

Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjord

Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjord is a small village where many of the inhabitants are greenhouse farmers that use a geothermal heat to grow plants. Som
Melahverfi in Hvalfjardarsveit

Melahverfi in Hvalfjardarsveit

The youngest nucleated settlement in West Iceland is Melahverfi in Hvalfjörður district. The first houses were built in the area in 1980 when it was k
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 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 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
Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a region in Western Iceland, located between Reykjavík and the Westfjords. The area, easily accessible all y
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