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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.

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Kontiki

Austurgata 2

GPS Points N65° 4' 37.189" W22° 43' 28.186"
Telephone

+354 6915663

Opening period 01/06 - 31/08

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Cottages
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Hotel Breiðafjörður
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 8
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
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Heimagisting Ölmu
Bed & Breakfast
  • Sundabakki 12
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 438-1435, 848-9833, 894-9542
Helgafell 1 and Helgafell 2
Cottages
  • Helgafell II
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
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Our Home Apartments
Apartments
  • Laufásvegur 31
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 899-1797
Skjöldur Community Center
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Helgafellssveit
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 841-9478
Harbour Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 4
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
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Hraunhals
Cottages
  • Hraunháls
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 897-2558
Hvitahusid
Cottages
  • Skjöldur, Helgafellssveit
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 820-6578 , 893-6097
Vatnsás 10
Cottages
  • Vatnsás 10
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 8683932
Nature
11.05 km
Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain

Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain is beautifully colourful. It is composed of sulphur, basalt, jasper, rhyolite and lignite. As usual with lignite deposits, fossiled plants and petrified wood can be found. Drapuhlidarfjall is 527 m high.

Nature
21.83 km
Berserkjahraun lava

Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkishólmur and Grundarfjörður.

The name Berserkjahraun comes from one of the Icelandic Sagas, Eyrbyggja-Saga. According to the saga, a farmer brought two berserkers from Sweden to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. He later gave the berserkers to his brother, Víga-Styr, who lived on the other side of the lava field.

One of the Swedes fell in love with Víga-Styr's daughter and asked for her hand in marriage. Víga-Styr made a deal with the berserker, he could have his daughter's hand if the two Swedes could clear a path through the lava field, connecting Víga-Styr's farm to his brother's.

The feat was considered impossible but the berserkers managed to complete the path quite quickly. Instead of keeping his promise, Víga-Styr had the two Swedes killed and buried them near the path.

The lava field was created after four scoria craters erupted in short intervals around 4000 years ago. The lava ran from the mountain slopes of Bjarnarhafnarfjall and out to the sea at Hraunsfjörður and Hraunsvík.

Nature
6.64 km
Helgafell Holy Mountain

Holy Mountain, 73 m with a breathtaking panoramic view across Breiðafjordur Bay. A viewing dial is at the top.

Folklore advises anyone climbing the mountain for the first time to walk straight up without looking back or speaking and three wishes will be granted. The wishes have to be of good intent and the wisher tells no one and faces east when making them.

A small remnant of a wall on the mountain top is dated 1184 and was a part of a nearby monastery built at this time.

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