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The car ferry Baldur crosses Breiðafjörður between Stykkishólmur in the north of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Brjánslækur on the south side of the West Fjords. There are two departures from Stykkishólmur from June to August. There is a daily departure during winter. A ferry ride considerably shortens the route between the south and mid-west of the country and the West Fjords region. The ferry has a stopover at Faltey Island. 


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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