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Events

Week 29

Good Moment Town Festival - Grundarfjörður

25.-28. Jul
The town festival of Grundarfjörður, Á góðri stund, will be held during the weekend of 25th- 28th of July. Á góðri stund means A Good Moment, which does the festival good justice!

Reykholt Chamber Music Festival

26.-28. Jul
Reykholt Chamber Music Festival is one of the very oldest and respected music festivals in Iceland. The festival always takes place during the last weekend in June in Reykholt, Borgarfirði. The festival was first held in 1997.

Week 30

Good Moment Town Festival - Grundarfjörður

25.-28. Jul
The town festival of Grundarfjörður, Á góðri stund, will be held during the weekend of 25th- 28th of July. Á góðri stund means A Good Moment, which does the festival good justice!

Reykholt Chamber Music Festival

26.-28. Jul
Reykholt Chamber Music Festival is one of the very oldest and respected music festivals in Iceland. The festival always takes place during the last weekend in June in Reykholt, Borgarfirði. The festival was first held in 1997.

Week 31

Plan B Art Festival

9.-11. Aug
The Plan B art festival will be held in Borgarnes during the days of 9th - 11th August.

Week 32

Plan B Art Festival

9.-11. Aug
The Plan B art festival will be held in Borgarnes during the days of 9th - 11th August.

Danish Days in Stykkishólmur

16.-18. Aug
The town festival Danskir dagar, or the Danish Days, are held in Stykkishólmur during the weekend of 16th - 18th of August. The first Danish Days were held back in 1994 and will therefore be celebrated for the 25th time this summer!

Week 33

Danish Days in Stykkishólmur

16.-18. Aug
The town festival Danskir dagar, or the Danish Days, are held in Stykkishólmur during the weekend of 16th - 18th of August. The first Danish Days were held back in 1994 and will therefore be celebrated for the 25th time this summer!

West Iceland

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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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík