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Hoppland
We offer one of the most exciting activities in Iceland. Come and try to jump 10 meters into the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for families, groups of friends, workplaces or just anyone who wants to challenge themselves.  Looking forward to seeing you. Opening hours: 13:00-20:00 Open only during the weekends until June 1st.  From June 1st open every day. 
The Settlement Center in Borgarnes
Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history. It also gives you the chance to put your visit into the context of the country’s past. The exhibitions recreate the fascinating drama of the sagas and the birth of this island nation. They also bring to life one of Iceland’s most important cultural treasures, Egils Saga.  
Akranes Folk Museum
At the Akranes Folk Museum, you can learn about the history of Akranes and its surroundings. The museum was founded and opened in the year 1959 and can be found at Garðaholt 3. Opening hours: Summer: May 15th - September 14th: every day from 11:00-17:00Winter: September 15th - May 14th: Saturdays 13:00-17:00, or upon request Hægt er að leigja stúkuhúsið undir fundarhöld. 
Akranes Swimming Pool
The swimming pool at Jaðarsbakka is a 5 lane, 25-meter outdoor pool. There is a sauna and a water slide. The hot tub area was renovated in 2017 and there is now a small children's pool and two hot tubs. Opening hours: Weekdays: 06:00-21:00 Weekends: 09:00-18:00  
Bjarnarhöfn
At Bjarnarhöfn Shark-museum visitors get to experience a unique Icelandic culture. This family owned museum offers you a peak into their history. This family has been involved with sharks for the past four centuries with the only change being they don ‘t fish for sharks anymore, now it‘s only bycatch. At the museum everyone gets a guided tour that explains the six months processing of the shark meet, the sharks biology, the history behind it all and more. Visitors have the opportunity to try the fermented shark and have first hand experience of this traditional Icelandic delicacy. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the drying house where the shark meat it being processed.
Bjarteyjarsandur Farm
The Bjarteyjarsandur farm is owned and operated by three different families, all specializing in their different fields; i.e. farming, tourism, education, food processing, and machine work. The farm is situated in a beautiful by the fjord with a lovely seashore. The same family has lived in Bjarteyjarsandur since 1887. The Bjarteyjarsandur Family Farm welcomes guests all year round for seasonal farm visits and activities, local food, and guided tours. There is accommodation available for all guests on our friendly campsite, in our mountain cottages, and in the old farmhouse.  We welcome you to visit a working sheep farm, where you can experience real Icelandic sheep farming. A great way to dive into Icelandic culture and experience the crisp fresh air of rural Iceland. Activities such as sheep shearing, wild mussel picking, and more, vary from season to season, however tours run year-round. Bjarteyjarsandur Farm emphasises high quality products, produced in an environmentally sustainable way. We produce free-range lamb, pigs, and chicken, organic vegetables, wild berries, and a variety of produce from our protected seashore.  Only open for groups upon request.
Borgarnes Museum
Borgarnes Museum - Community Center, Archives and Library, Borgarnes, Iceland. Summer opening hours (June, July, August):Mondays - Fridays from 10:00 - 17:00Saturdays: 11:00 - 14:00Sundays: closed
Dalahestar
Dalahestar horse rental is a small, family owned business. We offer personalized tours for individuals or smaller groups. Our main tours are alongside the beautiful river Laxá and down to the black sandshores of Hvammfjörður fjord and a beach tour that goes further into the fjord with the possibility of seeing seals as well as the white tailed eagle.  Please contact for tours and booking information. 
Eiríksstadir - Living Museum
Come and join us in the 10th century. Let's sit by the fire and meet storytellers, telling renowned tales of the 10th century Iceland. You can try real Viking tools and get to know the craftsmanship, architecture, and Viking clothing, all made by hand with original tools and methods.  Our storytellers are well-versed in the history of the farm, its inhabitants, and the Viking age. Tours are ongoing throughout the day, you can pop in at any time.  Open every day 10 am to 5 pm, from the 1st of May to the 31st of October.  
Erpsstaðir Travel service
Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Erpsstaðir are best known for their ice cream but they also produce the Icelandic Skyr, caraway cheese, white and wet cheese and various other dairy products which the "Cream Shop" at Erpsstaðir processes. All the milk for the production is from the dairy cows on the farm. For other ingredient we strives to use local, seasonal flavors whenever possible, such as rhubarb, dandelion honey, and blueberries from the Westfjords. The farmers at Erpsstaðir are pleased to offer visitors the chance to take a closer look at the world of milk production by seeing and learning of different shape the milk can take. Here you can experience a real Icelandic farm and buy homemade artisan dairy products firsthand. We are not distributing the products widely so far the best bet is to access the products directly from the farm. Open daily May 15th - June 14th from 13:00 to 17:00, 15th June - 14th August from 11:00 to 18:00, 15th August - 15th September from 13:00 to 17:00 and September 16th - May  14th open upon request. At other times call 868 0357 to arrange a visit.
Fjeldstedhestar.is
1-2 hour riding tours in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Hvitá River, which is a glacial river flowing from Eiriksjökull Glacier. There are excellent facilities in a brand new riding arena which is specially designed for wheel chair users and the disabled. Horses of all capabilities. The riding school offers a 5-day course for children and teenagers during summer from Mondays to Fridays. Further information: gunna@fjeldstedhestar.iswww.fjeldstedhestar.is
Grundarfjörður Swimming pool
A comfortable little pool in a prime location next to the campsite. Two hot tubs and a wading pool for children.  Opening hours October 1, 2022 - May 21, 2023:Weekdays 08-21Saturdays 13-17Sundays and public holidays: closed   
Guðlaug Baths
At Langisandur Beach you can take a swim in the sea and enjoy the view from the comfort of Guðlaug Baths hot pools which can be found in Langisandur‘s rock garden.
Gufuá
We offer two types of outdoor experiences, where you get to know different aspects of our beautiful farm.  The ever-popular GOATWALK with the  Hobbit-goats Gandalf, Frodo, Sam and friends. The Goatwalk is a one hour-long easy walk along a riverbank in the company of friendly tamed goats. It is suitable for individuals or  groups who like animals and outdoor activities and want to experience something completely different. The second one is the experience: ALONG THE CAIRN PATH. It is in the spirit of Meet the locals  – with the farmer as a storyteller on the settlement farm Gufuá. A 2 hours walk at a comfortable walking speed, designed for groups. Extremely fun and informative entertainment where the farmer opens the door to his farm and looks at the past, the present and the future.
Hestaland
One thing that makes us unique is that we take the time to give each rider a prep lesson in our large indoor arena before heading out on the trail for a scenic ride. This is to ensure that you're comfortable on your horse and prepared for your ride. For those who seek a private experience, we offer private tours that ensure you will be alone with your group and one or two guides.  Contact: louisa@hestaland.net / +354 841 7854
Hlaðir Swimming Pool
At Hlaðir you will find a cosy outdoor swimming pool. Spacious dressing rooms and a steam room are located in the basement. The pool is 16,67 x 8 meters and there is also a children´s pool with a toboggan and two hot tubs. Open Mondays - Fridays from 12:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays - Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00.
Horse Centre Borgartún
Hestamiðstöðin Borgartún offers 1-2 hour riding tours in a beautiful nature on the outskirts of Akranes. Our tours are a wonderful experience for all those who want to try riding the Icelandic horse. Whether you are novice or experienced riders, young or old, these friendly horses with their nimble and willing nature are a pleasure to ride in their natural environment. We specialize in smaller groups with a personalized service and we are open all year round. When the weather is not on our side we can always ride inside.
Hólar Petting Farm
At our lovely little farm Hólar you can expect to find a variety of animals, including horses, dogs, cat, rabbits, ducks, sheep, chickens, turkeys, goats, a pig and even a talking raven, who is world famous for being in the Netflix serie "KATLA"!  We would love to welcome you and show you around our farm, introducing you to Icelandic style farming. Feel free to pet the animals. We look forward to see you.  Open 17th June - 5th August from 11:00 to 16:00. Closed on Tuesdays. 
Hreppslaug Swimming pool
The Hreppslaug Swimming Pool, built-in 1928 is run by the non-profit youth organization “Íslendingur”. Hreppslaug is preserved as a cultural heritage. Water from hot springs close by is led directly into the hot tubs and swimming pool. Opening hoursOpen Tuesday-Friday 18:00-22:00Saturday and Sunnday 13:00-22:00Closed on Mondays
Lindin - Geothermal bath
Escape to indulgence in our two hot tubs and two swimming pools, each carefully set to different temperatures, catering to every preference. Unwind in our sauna with a breathtaking 180-degree view, perfectly positioned to overlook the tranquil pools.  Book your stay now and discover an extraordinary blend of sustainability, relaxation, and luxury. Join us in our commitment to a greener future while enjoying the ultimate in rejuvenation.
Into the Glacier
Into the Glacier offers access to the largest ice tunnel in the world located high on Langjökull Glacier. There you will have an opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside.  In 2010, a bold vision became a reality: drilling a tunnel into the glacier to unveil its mesmerizing 'blue ice'. What started as a dream rapidly transformed into the creation of the first and largest glacier ice tunnel. This endeavor has not only allowed us to explore the glacier but also to study and learn from its history, contributing to our understanding of melting glaciers.  Explore Iceland's wonders with Into the Glacier. Journey deep into Langjökull glacier, home to the world's largest ice tunnel. Our guided tours offer a unique experience, revealing the glacier's stunning beauty and rich history.  We offer:  Our Classic Into the Glacier Tour  With pickup from Reykjavík  Into the Glacier and Snowmobile Combo  Into the Glacier & Northern Lights Tour  Private Tours 
Kleppjárnsreykir Swimming pool
A pleasant swimming pool, in close proximity to one of the most powerful hot springs in Europe, Deildartunga Spring. An outside pool, hot tub and a gym.    Opening hours: Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Summer (1/6-19/8): 9-18 9-18 9-18 9-18 9-18 9-18 9-18 Winter 8-16 8-16 8-16 8-16 8-16 closed closed         19-22      
Kontiki
We run sea kayak trips from the small fishing village of Stykkishólmur on the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula in Western Iceland. We are just a 2-hour drive from Reykjavik city. Our main focus is day trips for small groups along the coastline of Breidafjordur bay to get close to nature and wildlife. This two-hour sea kayak tour is the perfect opportunity to experience Iceland's nature and wildlife at its very best. Truly a must-do for the adventurous traveller and nature lover eager to explore the west of Iceland. On this personalised tour we teach clients the basic skills of kayaking before heading off in search of puffins and seals and to explore an abandoned shipwreck and learn about the fascinating history and geology of the wild and rugged Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Láki Tours
Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching tours from Ólafsvík and puffin tours from Grundarfjörður in Snæfellsnes. We also offer whale watching tours from Hólmavík in the Westfjords.  Whale Watching from Ólafsvík West Iceland is a paradise for whale enthusiasts and famous for its unique whale species. Snæfellsnes is the only area in Iceland where orcas are seen regularly. Another unique species around Snæfellsnes are sperm whales. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world and one of the deepest diving whales. Other species we reguluarly see on our whale trips are humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and white-beaked dolphins. Our whale watching tours from Ólafsvík run between February and September and last between 2 to 3.5 hours. Seeing the magnificent landscape around the glacier and the famous mount Kirkjufell from sea is an additional highlight. Season: February - September Address: Norðurtangi 9, 355 Ólafsvík.  Puffin tours from Grundarfjörður A nature reserve on the nearby island Melrakkaey attracts hundreds of puffins and other seabirds. From Grundarfjörður, our 1,5 hour puffin tour on a traditional oak boat offers a great opportunity to see these amazing birds in their nesting environment. It is wonderful to see puffins lined up along the edge of the cliffs like sentries on watch while the other birds wade and warble through the waves around the island with its basalt columns. A slow cruise around the island gives photographers a golden opportunity to capture the variety of birds on the island through their lenses. This amazing trip is not just about birds - the setting for the trip with Mt. Kirkjufell dominating the scenery also lends enchantment to the view.   Season: June - August Address: Nesvegur 1-3, 350 Grundarfjörður Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours - Facebook , Instagram 
Lýsuhóll-Snæhestar
Lýsuhóll is a small family business. Accommodation offered in cosy little cottages and a guesthouse with double and single rooms. There is a restaurant and horse back riding tours are offered.  During summer you can rent six cosy little summer cottages which consist of a bedroom, a living-room, a small kitchen, shower and toilet and are ideal for two or four people, especially families. From all the cottages you have a fantastic view of the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the mountains and the sea. Accommodation is also available in two bigger houses with 4 rooms each which can be used all year round. There are two twin/double rooms, one single and a big family room. They all have a washing basis in the room and share two bathrooms with showers. There is a kitchen with all the basic equipment and a cosy sitting and dining room. There is a hot tub on the veranda. Horse riding tours offered on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, mostly along the wide beaches of Iceland's most beautiful horse riding area "Löngufjörur". Longer and shorter guided horse riding tours available upon request. Swimmingpool and hot tub nearby the farm (with warm mineral water directely from the ground).
Lýsulaugar - geothermal bath
Lýsulaugar is an extraordinary geothermal bath, filled with naturally hot mineral water. It is rich in green algae (chlorella) and various minerals and is thought to have a soothing and healing effect on the body. There are two hot. tubs, one cold tub and a large pool, which were renovated in 2019.  Open June - Mid August from 11:00 - 21:00. Extra opening hours are posted on Facebook.
Norwegian House - Regional Muesum
Norwegian house: The regional museum  of Snæfellsnes The Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized storeys in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Árni Ó. Thorlacius (1802–1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807–1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the regional museum for the Snæfellsnes area with an open storage on the top floor and 
rotating exhibitions on the lower level as well as a museum shop with handicraft, sweets and products from the area.  Opening hours: June 1st - August 31st: Every day from 11-17. May: Every day from 13-16. Stykkishólmur Museum Pass - Norwegian House and Water Library: Adults ISK 2.080,- Tickets for the Library of Water are sold at the Norwegian House.
Ólafsvík Swimming pool
The indoor swimming pool is 12.5 metres long and has a hotpot. There is also an outdoor area with hot tubs and slides. The swimming pool is situated beside the elementary school, artificial grass pitch, football pitch and play area. Open weekdays from 7:30 to 21:00, Saturdays-Sundays from 10:00 til 17:00.
Seatours
Sailing around Breiðafjörður's innumerable islands, the ever-so popular Viking Sushi Adventure Voyage offers a glimpse of the fjord's fairytale-like-scenery: variegated rock faces, areas of historical interest, along with the strongest ocean currents anywhere on Iceland's coasts. Birds, fresh seashell samplers, Breiðafjörður's innumerable islands, a taste of history and unforgettable adventures. 
Snaefellsjokull National Park - Visitor Centre
The Visitor´s Centre is full of information and facts about life around the Glacier. The theme of the display is the fishermen of the ancient fishing stations in the area and their use of nature as a means of livelihood. All senses are appealed to as guests are encouraged to taste, smell and try out various parts of the display.  It is possible for visitors of any age to find something fun and interesting to do at the Visitor´s Centre.    The Snæfellsjökull National Park is the first national park in Iceland, the boundaries of which reach out into the sea. Indeed, in many people‘s opinion, it is high time the sea and shore were given their due respect. After all, Icelanders have lived close to the ocean from the time of the Settlement in the 9th century and the Park‘s uniqueness has its roots in the harmony between man and sea. The park is perfect for exploring the adventurous world of the ocean, coastline and beach, seabirds and other life in and around the sea. Allthough the marine factor is the pride of the Park, it is also a marvel for those interested in geology - and especially volcanology. Conditions for bird watching are good; birdlife is abundant both by the coast and in the lowlands. Snæfellsjökull glacier is also famous for the great powers and energy that many spiritually minded people sense when close to it. It is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth. Open every day 11:00-16:00
Snorrastofa Reykholt
Reykholt is one of Iceland's most renowned historical sites where some of the finest works of Old Icelandic literature were written. Snorrastofa, a cultural - and medieval centre, founded in memory of Snorri Sturluson,and situated in his ancient homestead at Reykholt. Snorrastofa manages various research projects and provides reception and information for travelers, historical exhibitions, guided tours and lectures. Books on history and culture, Icelandic handicraft and souvenirs are available in the shop. Guest accommodation for scholars and facilities for conferences and gatherings Concerts in the church of Reykholt.  Opening hours Weekdays: Saturdays: Sundays: May 1st - August 31st: 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 1st September - April 30th: 10:00-17:00 Closed Closed Open on request during winter weekends.
Soffia´s Toy Museum
Soffia´s Toy Museum consists of Óskar Elínar Jóhannesdóttur toy collection and the toy collection formerly found at Iðnó, in addition to toys donated by patriots. The museum is open to everyone who enjoys old toys but we ask guests not to touch the pieces found in the museum. Donations to further the museum are greatly appreciated.
Stóri Kambur
Stóri-Kambur Horse rental offers riding tours under Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Sturlureykir Horse Farm
Want to get to know the Icelandic horse? The Visiting HorseFarm at Sturlu-Reykir (route 518) is a good place to do so. It specializes in welcoming those who just want to meet this world-famous breed in a friendly environment. Visiting HorseFarm is run by the couple Hrafnhildur and Jóhannes who have been practicing horsemanship all their lives in Borgarfjörður. They offer horse rides, stablevisit, natural hotspring, homebaked ryebread, coffee and hot chocolate. Open daily from 10:00 to 15:00. Please contact for tours and booking information.
Stykkishólmur Swimming pool
Outdoor and indoor swimming pool with Frasenius certified water, claimed to have regenerative powers. Thermal tubs, a cold tub, water slide and a wading pool for the children.  Summer opening hours - June 1st. - August 31st. Fridays - 07.05 - 19.00 Mondays-Thursdays - 07.05 - 22.00 Saturdays - 10.00 - 17.00
Saelingsdalslaug
Pool, hot tub, steam bath and wading pool in beautiful surroundings.
The Agricultural Museum of Iceland
The Agricultural Museum of Iceland presents the agricultural heritage and seeks to explain the history of Icelandic agriculture. The museum has an extensive collection of farm artifacts. For example, the first horse-driven equipment and the first tractors imported to Iceland, as well as the more modern artifacts of current times. The museum has Iceland´s largest collection of farm machinery which goes back to 1880. The visitor center for birdlife in Andakill is part of the museum. The museum offers guidance to the history of Hvanneyri, agricultural education and information on agriculture in Iceland today, beside visit to Hvanneyri church, one of the beautiful old churches in the countryside. Opening hours: Open daily 15th May - 15th September from 11-17 During wintertime (16th of September - 14th of May) opening hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 13-17 and upon request.
The Cave
Hailed as the mightiest of Iceland's caves, its diversity and grandeur is unrivalled. This makes for an experience not to be forgotten. Just shy of 1600 meters / 5250ft, the cave features amazing colours and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. We offer a family friendly tour that all generations can enjoy, thanks to our all new signature walkway and feature lighting. For those who desire more physical activity we offer a half day tour to the caves end.  Caves are often dark, tight and uninviting places; how ever this is not the case in Víðgelmir lava cave. What used to be slow traveled rugged terrain is now easy and enjoyable. Leading from one great hall to the next our path is lit slightly flowing through this magical underworld.
Háafell - Goatfarm
The Icelandic Goat Centre at Háafell is working towards protecting and maintaining the goat stock in Iceland. Visitors receive a warm welcome from the goats, which are very people-friendly. You'll get to learn about the Icelandic goat breed and story of the farm.  Toilet facilities available. Local Food store. Goat products, bath products, creams, soaps, leather and handcrafts. Open June 1st - August 31st from 11:00 to 18:00 and upon request. For groups contact geitur@geitur.is 
The Leif Eiriksson Center
The Leif Eiriksson center is an exciting destination for all ages, where stories of the voyages of Erik the Red and his son Leif the Lucky (also called Leifur Eiríksson), discovering parts of Greenland, Canada and the US, are presented in a new exhibition, consisting of works from ten renowned Icelandic visual artists. An audio guide will lead you through the history as you view the magical world of the exhibition. Afterwards you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or some good coffee on the ground floor.  Open daily from May to October. 
The Maritime Museum in the Fishermen´s Park
Exhibition on fisheries and nature by the Glacier -  coffee and cakes  In the Fishermen’s Garden you will find a collection of items reminding one of the local community’s connection to the ocean and how its inhabitants dealt with a life that revolved around fishing in days gone by.
The Settlement Center in Borgarnes
Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history. It also gives you the chance to put your visit into the context of the country’s past. The exhibitions recreate the fascinating drama of the sagas and the birth of this island nation. They also bring to life one of Iceland’s most important cultural treasures, Egils Saga.  
Varmaland
Outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs.  Open from June 1st - August 17th, daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Beautiful hiking trails in the area. Campsite.  
Vestur Adventures
Come enjoy a truly unique kayaking experience in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The home of Mt. Kirkjufell. Jutting majestically out into the Atlantic Ocean, Kirkjufell is the stunning centerpiece of our guided kayak tours. You will experience unspoiled Icelandic nature up close while enjoying the local history and wildlife. There is also a very good chance of meeting a curious seal or two! Have a look at the tours we have to offer and book your adventure!
War and Peace Museum
The unique and remarkable history of the occupation period in Iceland 1940-45 unfolds at the War and Peace Museum. Our exhibition tells the story of how a peaceful countryside was transformed, in the context of world events and its importance to the victory of the Allies in World War 2. Here you can explore our high-quality collection of artifacts and feel the memories from this fateful time of upheaval. During your stop you can relax in our cozy café "The White Falcon", which serves light meals and Icelandic delicacies and check out our collection of souvenirs in the gift shop. Open 1st June - 26th August: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 13:00 to 17:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Large camping ground for tents and campers. Electric outlets are available and the camping ground has two large charcoal grills, a playground for the children and good restroom facilities. Showers are available and dishwashing facilities as well. The area also offers a dumping station for portable toilets. The camping site is open from June 1st - August 26th.

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Oddsstaðir Oddsstaðir I 311 Borgarnes 864-5713
Snæfellsnes Excursions Sólvellir 5 350 Grundarfjörður 866-2552