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Guðrún The yarn house

Hespuhúsið (The Yarn house) is an open plant dye studio where people can visit, see the dye pots and get information about the old coloring traditions. In Hespuhúsið you can also buy plant dyed yarn and yarn kits for various projects with patterns in Icelandic, English, German and French.

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