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Museums: Iceland has all kinds of museums. Most of them are pretty standard but others are
dedicated to more abstract things, such as ghosts and other curious phenomena.

What does West Iceland Sagaland stand for?

Whether you are travelling on foot, by bicycle, on horseback
or driving, your trip will be much more interesting with good
guidance or information about the places you visit.
• Interpretation and study of nature in West Iceland
• Geology of West Iceland
• Stories of outlaws
• Folk tales and stories of elves and trolls
• Social and cultural history of West Iceland
• Customs and employment in West Iceland
• Fishing stories of West Iceland
• Stories of the settlement and the heroes of the Icelandic sagas
• Stories of the university communities of West Iceland
• Stories of the development of West Iceland
• Stories of pilgrims and entrepeneurs
• Travel stories

Share your stories of your trip through West Iceland with your
family and friends.


Laxness Museum - Gljúfrasteinn
  • Gljúfrasteinn
  • 270 Mosfellsbær
  • 586-8066

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 Bjarteyjarsandur