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Visit West Iceland is the official marketing agency for West Iceland, responsible for worldwide marketing and the development of tourism in West Iceland. We are the first point of contact for tourism, marketing, information and events in the West Iceland. Visit West Iceland provides journalists, travel agents and other professionals with information and advice, help with planning itineraries and photos intended for media and public relations purposes.
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Tourist Information Centres

They can be found all over the country. Their staff provide
information on the weather forecast, interesting places, help book events and much more.
Maps and brochures are also available at these centers.


All sorts of information and services are available for people on the go. The tourist
information centers located in all parts of the country provide information on everything
having to do with travel in Iceland. Travel agents can also provide answers and good advice.

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