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Visit West Iceland is responsible for marketing and promotion of West Iceland which is a friendly and tranquil area with a population of 17 thousand. Akranes is the largest town with a population of 7.500. The strenght of West Iceland lies in its natural wonders. The highlights include the Snaefellsjökull National Park, beautiful lava fields and caves, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, all kinds of waterfalls and mountains of all sizes and shapes. 

Visit West Iceland is responsible for marketing and promotion of West Iceland which is a friendly and tranquil area with a population of 17 thousand. Akranes is the largest town with a population of 7.500. The strenght of West Iceland lies in its natural wonders. The highlights include the Snaefellsjökull National Park, beautiful lava fields and caves, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, all kinds of waterfalls and mountains of all sizes and shapes. 

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  • Photo: John Chardine, Hurtigruten Expedition

    Do’s and Don’ts for tourists in Icelandic communities

    Based on the success of previous local tourism guidelines, seven Icelandic communities are now launching new Community Specific Guidelines to greet visitors. The launch coincides with the re-opening of the cruise season in Iceland.
  • The Húsafell Canyon Baths, Giljaböðin

    Culture Trip’s World Greatest in 2022

    The Húsafell Canyon Baths have been handpicked as one of the World’s Greatest Travel Experiences for 2022.
  • Haffi hikes

    Haffi hikes

    Haffi hikes around West Iceland - Summer 2021
  • Bjarnarfoss

    Visit West Iceland

    WEST ICELAND IS ONE OF ICELAND'S MOST GEOLOGICALLY DIVERSE REGIONS. ITS NATURAL WONDERS ARE A NEARLY EXHAUSTIVE SAMPLING OF ALL THAT ICELAND HAS TO OFFER, RANGING FROM SLUMBERING VOLCANOES AND MAJESTIC WATERFALLS TO A VARIETY OF FLORA AND WILDLIFE.