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Hotel Glymur

A friendly hotel with beautiful villas in the Glymur Village. We are situated just a short drive from Reykjavík in a spectacular view over Whale fjord. Relaxed environment and a restaurant that offers everything a hungry stomach needs.

Executive rooms - the hotel has 22 executive rooms. All rooms are on two floors with a bathroom and a sitting room on the lower floor and the sleeping area on the upper floor. The rooms have high speed wireless internet access, flat screen TV with around 10 channels including a 24- hour news channel and a movie channel, telephone, a hairdryer and a coffee machine.

Suites - Guðríðarstofa is a 37 square meter suite with a massage bath tub, 20" flat screen TV, adjustable beds with massage, espresso machine and stereo equipment (CD and radio). Named after the famous 16th century poet's wife. Hallgrímsstofa is a 46 square meter suite with a massage bath tub, 20" flat screen TV in the bedroom and a 28" TV in the living room, adjustable beds with massage, espresso machine and stereo equipment (CD and radio). Named after a famous 16th century poet that lived in the church down by the hotel.

Villas - the Villas are designed in two sizes with emphasis on elegance and style. Guests enjoy the spectacular view overlooking Whale fjord through grand windows facing south. Each Villa is designed with bedrooms, bathrooms and open space kitchen equipped with state of the art appliances. Leather sofas, large screen TV, dining table and beautiful art pieces help create the unique theme of each villa/house.

Restaurant - Hótel Glymur provides the best in Icelandic culinary art that includes a variety of gourmet dishes. The breathtaking views from the hotel´s restaurant are an added bonus. We serve buffets, á la carte and set menus for both groups and individuals. Open daily from 12:00 to 17:00 and 18:30 to 21:00.

At the hotel there are fully equipped conference facilities and outdoor hot tubs.

Hotel Glymur

Hvalfjörður

GPS Points N64° 24' 48.900" W21° 37' 43.052"
Telephone

+354 430-3100

Fax

430-3101

Accommodation 25 Rooms / 50 Beds / 6 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Room service Open year round Horse riding Conference facilities Member of SAF, The Icelandic Travel Association Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible Place of interest Walking path Pharmacy Viewing point Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Coffe shop Restaurant Swimming pool Fishing permits Internet access Police Hot pot Whale watching Golf course Church Massage Health service Credit cards accepted Bar
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Geirsholmi

During the Sturlung Age 1220 - 1264, a company of men led by Svarthofdi Dufguson, a follower of Sturla Sighvatsson used the island Geirsholmi as a base for raiding the surrounding countryside.

The tourist service at Bjarteyjarsandur nearby offers storytelling trips about Geirsholmi.

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Glymur

Iceland's tallest waterfall, is located in Botnsdalur valley, Hvalfjörður. Leading up to it is a fabulous hiking path that should only be attempted by those not daunted by heights or challenging hikes. Glymur is in the river Botnsá that runs out of Hvalvatn, which is a lake closed by molten lava, some 160 metres deep. In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland you can stand in awe before Iceland's highest waterfall. Standing by the fall you'll have a good view of the surrounding landcape, which is is particularly attractive, as Hvalfjordur is widely considered one of Iceland's most beautiful fjords.The walk, approximately 4 hours roundtrip, will take you from the trailhead at Botnsa river through spectacular scenery including a rock arch and will have you crossing a crystal clear river on a strategically placed log.

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Akrafjall Mountain

Akrafjall is a picturesque mountain close to Akranes. The mountain offers one of the best views in West Iceland across Faxafloi Bay and a panoramic view from Reykjanes to Snaefellsjokull Glacier.

The mountain was smoothed on the top by a glacier and surrounded by water during the Ice Age.

It is easy to ascend the mountain from the Akranes Water Works car park, where a sign points the way to Haihnukur (555m), the shoulder on the right side of the mountain seen from Akranes. A visitor's book is at the top. A somewhat longer hike takes you to the highest peak in the range, Geirmundartindur (643m).

History and Culture
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Hallgrim's Church

Church built in 1957 as a tribute to the 17th-century hymn writer Hallgrimur Petursson, one of Iceland's best-loved poets.

Hallgrimur Petursson served at Saurbaer 1651-1669, a poor leprous pastor who composed Iceland's most widely known religious work, 50 Passion Hymns. Reykjavik's Hallgrimskirkja church is also named after him.

Hallgrimur was married to a woman who had been abducted from the Westman Islands by Algerian pirates and bought free again.

The church contains beautiful stained glass work by one of the first widely known Icelandic woman artist Gerdur Helgadóttir.

Nature
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Blautos

Blautós og Innstavogsnes

At the north western rim of the town Akranes is the estuary nature reserve Blautós and Innsatvogsnes. The river Berjadalsá runs out of the western part of mount Akrafjall and mouths into the cove. The area has an abundance of bird life and is amply vegetated. The landskape is spectacular and has interesting geological formations from the last glacial periods.

The area is used for recreation as it is close to the centre of the town Akranes and the recidents have their stables by the cove Innstavogur.

Many migration birds stop at the area and some birds breed there. Brant gees stay at Blautós and Innstavogsnesi during spring and autumn. It is estimated that about a quarter of the entire brant geese species come by in Blautós and Innstavogsnes and the reserve Grunnafjörður on their way between their winter quarters in Ireland and breeding grounds in Canada.

There are eider ducks breeding in the area and the eider farmers are free to continue their tradition of collecting the eiderdown in early summer.

The area is important as an informative area but also as a recreational area for hiking and riding.

West Iceland

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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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