At Bjarnarhofn we welcome visitors to our own little sharkmuseum all year round. At the museum you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits, biology and of course taste the shark which is produced on the farm. Open daily from 9-18.
Distance from Reykjavik: 170 km
Distance from Stykkisholmur: 20 km
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Tourist Information Centres
- Garðaflöt 10
- 340 Stykkishólmur
- Grundargata 84
- 350 Grundarfjörður
- 847-8759, 847-8759
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.
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.