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All types of craft and design have become popular all over the country.
The variety is quite remarkable and it´s safe to say that the local´s creative spirit is very
active. Craft and design products are sold at special markets, specialty stores or via the artists’
websites.

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: Mon.: Tue.:   Wed.: Thurs.: Fri.:  Sat.: Sun.:    Summer (17/5-31/8) 10-17   10-17   10-17  10-17   10-17   10-17   10-17   Fall 11-16 11-16 11-16 11-16 11-16 10-13     Admission 2019:  Adults ISK 1.300,- Students, senior citizens and groups ISK 850,- Free for under 18   Stykkishólmur Museum Pass - all museums (Norwegian House, Water Library and Volcano Museum): Adults ISK 2.650,- Students, senior citizens and groups ISK 2.000,- Tickets for the Library of Water are sold at the Volcano Museum and the Norwegian House.
Eiríksstaðir - Living Museum
A unique historical place, where you can 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 the 10th century, sharing their crafts and knowledge.Opening hoursWeek days:Saturdays:Sundays:May 1st - September 30th:10:00-16:0010:00-16:0010:00-16:00Also open on request for groups.
Cafe Kjós
Kaffi Kjós is located in the southern slope of Meðalfell where you can enjoy local refreshments in a homey environment. Grocery store, restaurant and bar. Open daily 1st May - 31st August. Also open at Easter and weekends in April, September, October and November.
Leir 7 / Smiðjur
Leir 7 creates and produces goods from the Icelandic clay found in the Fagradal valley of Skarðsströnd, Dalir. The workshop and gallery are open all year round. Groups are welcome and light refreshments are offered, such as scallops, dried fish and kelp, all fresh from the area. Visitors are told how the clay from the valley is made into the ceramic products that are for sale. Leir 7 is an Economuseum (www.economusee.com), which includes production workshops showing the production of goods from the raw material to the finished product.
Salthúsport
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.
Akranes Folk Museum
Akranes Folk Museum offers a unique insight into past times in Akranes and surrounding area. The museum's exhibition is in several houses, some of which were moved from other parts of town. The permanent exhibition reflects living conditions and life at sea, in rural areas, at work and in play. In the museum there is also a micro-cinema and a space for temporary exhibitions. A visit to Akranes Folk Museum offers something for all senses.   Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays: June 2nd - September 15th: 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 other times upon request
Gallerí Jökull
Gallerí Jökull in Ólafsvík has for sale handcraft, all made by local people. There can be found wool sweaters, hats, mittens and socks. We also have products made from wood, pottery, jewelry, croched small animals for children and many other things.  Open daily from 12:00 to 17:00. We look forward to welcoming you!
Pakkhús Museum
The Pakkhús in Olafsvik is an old trading store, built in 1844. It is a national monument and the Regional Museum of Snæfellsbær town is located on the second and third floors of the building. A shop selling wool products, local handcraft and Icelandic design is located on the ground floor.  Open weekdays from 11:00 to 17:00 and weekends 11:00-16:00.
Útgerðin
Útgerðin is a new store/quick bite located in the old Pakkhús in Ólafsvík, a small fishing village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Útgerðin focuses on promoting Icelandic design, handcraft from local talents and gourmet stuff as well as the freshest food you’ll find on your travels around this volcanic part of Iceland. Opened in may 2019. The upper two levels of the building is occupied by a folk museum. Entry free of charge. Open weekdays from 11:00 to 17:00 and weekends 11:00-16:00
Ljómalind - farmers market
Ljómalind Farmers Market is a fair trade, regional and seasonal co-op. Its aim is to offer a great variety of high quality arts and crafts, it also offers delicacies most of which are straight from the farm. All products are made in West Iceland. In our shop the Borgarbyggð Tourist Information is located, providing useful information about the area.  Opening hours during summer daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and opening hours during winter daily from 12:00 to 17:00.
Handverkshópurinn Bolli - Icelandic Craft
Local handicrafts. Products from wool, hand carved wood, bone crafts, ceramics and much more. During summer open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Open weekends in October and daily during Advent. Other times open on request.
Ullarselið - Wool Centre
Ullarselið is a store set up by individuals interested in the utilisation of wool and other natural Icelandic material. The new and old ways of handling this material are used, especially techniques of processing wool by hand. The shop selection places emphasis on a variety of hand-made items, e.g. articles which have been combed, spun, knitted, matted, woven, and check-woven.  Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays 15th May - 15th September 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00 During winter the Wool Hut is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 13:00 to 17:00. 
Smávinir Arts and Crafts / Smiðjur
Smávinir ( Small Friends ) is an open woodcraft studio. The artist, Lára Gunnarsdóttir, carves and shapes Icelandic birch and produces birds, angels and various small items.
Bjarteyjarsandur / Touch Iceland
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.     Guided tours - Hvalfjordur is an area with an abundance of hiking trails and possibilities. Whether you are looking for a short relaxing walk or a long and challenging hike, Hvalfjordur has something to offer. The nearby fjord has a rich history and offers a beautiful view of the local nature, geology, and cultural monuments. Bjarteyjarsandur is a tour operator, offering guided tours around the fjord with a designated Geographer in charge of guiding and organizing tours. Cottages - at Bjarteyjarsandur you can rent fully equipped cottages with two to three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a ”hot pot”, and a barbecue on the patio. The cottages are located on the mountain above the farm, and they have a beautiful view. There are several good hiking trails in the neighbourhood and guided tours are available for groups or individuals. The cottages are rented out on a weekly and/or daily basis. Camping - Bjarteyjarsandur offers a homey, friendly, and quiet atmosphere at our campsite, which is located below the farm houses. It is an ideal place for hikers, bikers, and families alike. Campers have the option to cook their own meal (upon request), or buy local food from the farm. Using the shower and Wi-Fi, is included in the price. Guests can take a short walk to the seashore in the evening sun or morning breeze, which we highly recommend! The beach has a very relaxing atmosphere for walks, and if you ask the locals, they may let you use their ‘Hot Pot,’ which is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Rates 2021:Adults: 1.700,- kr.Children, 4 - 14 years: 750,- kr.Children, 3 years and younger: freeElectricity: 1.000,- kr. pr night Sleeping Bag Accommodation / The Old Farmhouse - Bjarteyjarsandur farm has an old farm house, built in 1930, in which you can stay in if you are looking for sleeping-bag accommodation. There are 2 rooms available on the second floor of the house, one family room with a double bed and two single beds, and the other room is very small with 2 single beds. There is a self-catering kitchen on the ground floor, as well as a small bathroom/WC. The shower is located in the service building next door, which also facilitates the Farmhouse Restaurant and gift shop. The service building also offers TV and Wi-Fi. Agriculture - at Bjarteyjarsandur, we try to work in a way which promotes an ecological and sustainable way of life. We are respectful of nature and try to minimize the impacts we have on the surrounding environment. We inform our guests and customers about the different values of the area we live in and how to be respectful of them. Farm animals - Bjarteyjarsandur is a sheep farm with roughly 600 sheep. There are also other animals on the farm such as; Icelandic settlement hens, Border Collie dogs, Icelandic horses, rabbits, 2 feisty goats, and free range pigs during the summer time. Refreshments - the farmhouse restaurant is in a building that used to be a barn, which is where its namesake comes from; Hlaðan (The Barn). The menu consists of local products from the farm and its surroundings. It is possible to book a farm visits, meals, and other services, with 3-4 days' notice.  Farm food direct /Gallery - at Bjarteyjarsandur farm you can also buy seasonal products such as jams, chutneys, or even meat. Local craftspeople also sell some of their art at Bjarteyjarsandur, like wool sweaters, jars and plates from clay, greeting cards, candles and much more.  Please note, that May is an extremely busy time at the farm due to lambing season. During that period it is necessary to book a Farm visit/Hug a lamb tour in advance.
Hraunsnef country hotel
The hotel consists of 15 rooms. Five rooms on the ground floor and ten on the second floor. The second floor rooms have a view over the valley from every window, and the first floor rooms have a private patio. The rooms have the names of gods from norse mythology and are decorated in different styles. The rooms all have the same equipment: seperate entrance, bathroom with shower, hair dryer and hair straightner, bathrobe and slippers, television. Cabins: we offer comfortable accommodations for tired and weary backpack travellers to lay out their sleeping bags in a cabin with private facilities and cooking facilities where you can cook yourself or enjoy a meal in our restaurant. The cottages can be rented with or without sheets. Hot tubs: our two hot tubs, that were made by owner are filled with natural spring hot water from mountains above. They are not only soothing and relaxing after a long trip, but also fun place for the whole family. Tubs are situated just few steps from rooms. For your comfort, bathrobes are provided in the room and in the reception you can ask for slippers. Animals: in our farm we have all kind of animals, which are mostly friendly and like to be petted. They don't hesitate to be a part of your picture or selfie. Sometimes you can meet them even in front of your room or restaurant. Especially during the lamb season, we are proud to take lambs, who lost their mothers from all farms in our neighbourhood . So you can try and enjoy the real experience of feeding them. Restaurant is open all year round. Open daily from 12-21.
Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð
In the old town of Borgarnes is a hidden gem. In the house of Skúlagata 13 you will find a gift shop. You will also find a cosy café/bar Café Kyrrð (Café Tranquility) which offers quality coffee, light meals, cakes and Wi-Fi. Here is also located accommodation inside the home of the family where warmth and quietness are key. The guests share the kitchen, living room and bathroom. There are 3 double/twin rooms and 1 family room. Walking distance from museums and restaurants. 
Liston
Folk artist with an open workshop and gallery. Open all year round daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
Greta María - fine jewelry / Smiðjur
The Settlement Center
The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hours drive from Reykjavik on road no 1 towards the north. Exhibitions In two exhibitons The Settlement Centre tells the Saga of The Settlement of Iceland and Iceland´s most famous viking and first poet Egill Skallagrimsson. It gives the traveler a good foundation for further knowledge when traveling in Iceland. Audio guides in 145 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Dutch and Icelandic. A complete circuit of each exhibition takes about 30 minutes. Settlement Exhibition This exhibition provides an insight into the settlement of Iceland. It tells how the land was discovered, how the Viking sailors conquered the open ocean and why they left their homelands in Norway. It tells of the first men to set foot on the island and how the land was settled up to the establishment of the first parliament in the world, the Althing, at Thingvellir in 930AD. Multi-media and theatrical techniques are employed to help the visitor experience first hand the trepidation and exitement of setting off over the open ocean for lands unknown. Egil´s Saga Exhibition This exhibition profiles one of the most colourful of all the saga heroes, Egil, the son of Skalla-Grím Kveldúlfsson. One of the very first settlers, Egil’s father arrived from Norway just 10 years after the first land had been claimed. The Saga of this family’s pioneering and settlement of the Borgarfjörd region provides a brilliant insight in the tumultuous years of settlement. Egil himself is a larger than life hero, an intriguing combination of violent Viking and sensitive poet. The saga is a complex and vibrant intertwining of battles and love affairs, sorcery and pagan lore. Restaurant & Café The restaurant & café offers a selection of soups & starters, vegetarian courses, fish and meat dishes, children's menu, deserts and cakes. Hot beverages, wines and beer. Shop The gift shop, Hladhond, offers selection of souvenirs, crafts and design. Opening hours   All year round 10:00-21:00 Also open on request for groups.  
Nýp at Skarðsströnd
Welcome to Guesthouse Nýp! B&B, twin or double, full bedding. Our guesthouse is off the beaten track with fantastic scenery across the Breiðafjörður bay and a view to the Vestfjords. Two guest rooms with shared bathroom facilities plus three rooms, each with a private bathroom. All rooms include chosen books and original art. Breakfast available with home baked bread, jam of wild berries and vegetables from our own gardens. Recently we opened new guest rooms and an exhibition space in the former cowshed, attached to the house. The refurbishment is designed by Studio Bua Architects. The first exhibition displays drawings, photos and models concerning the new design. As souvenirs for our guests, we have selected local handcraft for sale. In 1937 concrete housing was built at the sheep farm Nýp to replace the traditional turf houses. However, farming was abandoned in the 70s and the house stood neglected and empty until 2001, when the present owners began renovations. Feel free to contact us for further information. Bookings - and to view the exhibition, please contact: thora@this.is Tel. +354 896 1930 or +354 891 8674. You can also find us on Facebook here.
Blómalindin Café
Café - flowers - gift shop. Soup made from local ingredients. Groups welcome all year round for refreshments. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 12:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 11:00 to 15:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Dyrfinna Torfadóttir, Goldsmith Stillholt 16-18 300 Akranes 464-3460
Philippe Ricart Háholti 11 300 Akranes 431-1887
Gallery Hlésey Hlésey 301 Akranes 566-7326
FOK Borgarbraut 57 310 Borgarnes 437-2277
Gallery Braggi Aðalgötu 28 340 Stykkishólmur 893-5588
Gallery Lundi V/Frúarstíg 340 Stykkishólmur 893-5588
Krums Eyrarvegur 20 350 Grundarfjörður 842-1307