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The Freezer Hostel & Culture Centre

Welcome to The Freezer, a multi-award winning recycled and renovated fish

factory that now offers art and culture as well as accommodation in stylish

apartments and a one-of-a-kind social hostel.our goal is to create unforgettable

memories, unique atmospheres and outstanding art.

Perfectly located for exploring the Snæfellsnes peninsula & Snæfellsjökull National Park, at our establishment you will have easy access to wonderful nature, northern lights and wildlife.

The Freezer Hostel & Culture Centre

Hafnargata 16, Rifi

GPS Points N64° 55' 20.147" W23° 49' 10.513"
Telephone

+354 833-8200

Opening period All year
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Jokull Golf Course
Golf Courses
  • Suður-Bár
  • 351 Grundarfjörður
  • 438-6520
Brimhestar
Cottages
  • Brimilsvellir
  • 356 Snæfellsbær
  • 436-1533, 864-8833
Nature
5.88 km
Ólafsvíkurenni

The mountain Enni is 418 meters high Tuya mountain. There is a hiking trail up the mountain but along you can also walk to look at Ólafsvíkurfoss waterfall. An information sign is laid out at the western entrance to Ólafsvík, from where there is a "path or old path that can be followed all the way up to the waterfall edge.

Nature
9.83 km
Skardsvik

In stark contrast to the majority of black sand beaches in Iceland, Skarðsvík resembles a Mediterranean shoreline with turquoise water and the surrounding dark, volcanic landscape. Be warned, the waves at Skarðsvík are renown for being aggressive. It is recommended to visit the beach at low-tide in order to ensure safety.

Nature
14.37 km
Saxholl crater

Saxhóll Crater is located in the Snaefellsjokull National Park. It´s easy to climb and the view from the top is spectacular. A low-set metal stair follows the path´s course to the top. The stair is made up of modules three meters long and 1,5 meters wide that hold seven treads each between solid stingers with open risers. The units join together like a necklace on the slope. The stairs were awarded Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize 2018 which are the fourth awards the project achieves since 2017.

Nature
14.94 km
Ondverdarnes

Ondverdarnes is the westernmost point of Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Nature
21.13 km
Northern Snaefellsnes

Northern Snaefellsnes

Nature
2.57 km
Svodufoss

Svöðufoss is a beautiful waterfall in the Hólmkelsá river. The waterfall is 10 meters high and falls off a beautiful basalt column cliff. a parking lot has been built near the waterfall so today it is fairly easy to visit and enjoy. The walk from the parking lot to the waterfall is only about half an hour.

Nature
6.74 km
Írskra brunnur - Gufuskalavor

A short and easy walk that suits most people. A short stretch of road is off the road just south of the Steam Cabin. There is good parking, right by the Irish well and from there walk to Gufuskálavör and back.

The Highlands
20.20 km
Búlandshofdi

Búlandshöfði falls steep into the sea. There you find strata from the first half of the ice age, hardened glacial rock and fossils of seashells. On top of the sea sediment with ice seashells and glacial till there is a clayey sedimentary layer with remnants of warm seashells that lava has flowed over during warm periods.

Nature
17.83 km
Snaefellsjokull glacier

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is 1446m above sea level. The glacier is an active volcano, having been built up through numerous eruptions during the last 800,000 years. Many believe the glacier to be one of the seven main energy centres of the earth and its mystique is noticed by many. The glacier plays big role as the Center of the Earth in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne. Snæfellsjökull is a part of the Snæfellsjökull National Park which was established on June 28, 2001. The Park's purpose is to protect and conserve the areas unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. At the same time, the Park is meant to allow visitors easier as well as improved opportunities to get to know the area. Driving on the Glacier is prohibited except with a permission from the park ranger.


History and Culture
5.59 km
Fiskibyrgi

Near Gufuskalar on the uttermost part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, there was one of the many winter fisher villages consistant in Iceland in former times.

If you come from Hellnar and look at the lava fields at your right, you may disover the ruins of some 200 very small stone buildings which were used to dry and stock the fish. Their age is estimated at 500-700 years.

It is a 10 minutes walk from the road to one of the ruins which is still in so good condition that you can crawl inside. There, to your surprise, you may find the ceiling high enough for an adult to stand upright.

History and Culture
3.33 km
Ingjaldshóll

This former parsonage and estate between the villages Hellissandur and Rif was the common assembly site of the parish in the past.

The present church was built in 1903 and is the oldest concrete church of the country, perhaps even the world. When it was built, it received a replica of the altarpiece of the Lutheran Cathedral of Reykjavik.

Nature
24.18 km
Hólahólar Crater

Hólahólar are an ancient crater cluster. One of the craters is open on the side and formed like a huge amphitheater. The deserted farm Hólahólar was formerly the capital of a settlement in Dritvík and Djúpalónssandur but was deserted in 1880 and since then invisible elves (Huldufólk) have been ruling there ever since.

Nature
13.73 km
Skálasnagaviti lighthouse

Skálasnagaviti lighthouse

Others

The White House
Exhibitions
  • Krossavík
  • 360 Hellissandur
  • 692 4440 / 896 6860, 896 6860

Others

Söluskáli ÓK
Shopping
  • Ólafsbraut 27
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 436-1012
The Grill
Diners
  • Ólafsbraut 19
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 436-1362

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