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Grundarfjordur

Home to Mt Kirkjufell.

Grundarfjörður is a picturesque town situated on the fjord of Breiðafjörður. The town is located right next to Kirkjufell mountain which is certainly one of the most famous mountains in Iceland, if not the world. Mt. Kirkjufell is the landmark of Grundarfjörður and visible from all angles in town.

It is not unusual for photographers from all over the world to make their way to Grundarfjörður for the sole purpose of photographing this unique mountain which has even starred in a number of films. But there is a lot more on offer in Grundarfjörður than merely magnificent mountains. Nature abounds, with vibrant birdlife, spectacular waterfalls, great hiking trails and exciting marine visitors such as seals and whales putting in an appearance every now and then.

During the long summer days, there are daily boat trips where visitors can go deep sea fishing, see puffins and other beautiful birds and perhaps even catch sight of a whale or two.

Grundarfjörður is the perfect location for people who wish to stay for one or more nights in the area. It is conveniently located in the middle of Snæfellsnes and provides easy access to Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsbær and the Snæfellsnes National Park.

There is a great selection of accommodation available, with hotels and hostels, home guesthouses, and a campsite by the swimming pool.

The swimming pool with its hot tubs is just one of a number of exciting services around the town. There is also a golf course, family restaurants, a coffee shop, an information centre with some interesting exhibits, horse rentals, a pharmacy, a liquor store, a dry cleaning and laundry service and a well-stocked grocery store. Nice walking and hiking trails are marked up to the mountains and give spectacular view over the Kirkjufell mountain where it stands separated from the mountain range.

Though most visitors to Grundarfjörður arrive by road, there are also thousands that come by sea. Grundarfjörður Harbour makes every effort to make a cruise ship's visit comfortable and memorable for passengers and crew alike and as a result the number of cruise ships visits have increased from 2 in 2001 to no fewer than around 50 in summer 2019.

During summer the town truly comes alive in a number of different ways. During the town festival, "á góðri stund", which is held the last weekend in July, the town literally changes color when inhabitants and their guests decorate their houses in red, blue, yellow and green and indulge in a range of activities for all the family, from art exhibitions to concerts on the pier

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Grundarfjordur
GPS Points N63° 11' 44.118" W19° 1' 38.948"
Postal codes

350

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Krums
Crafts & Design
  • Eyrarvegur 20
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Sæból / Ocean Lair
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Hálsaból Cottages
Cottages
  • Gröf 1
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
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Lárperla / Ocean Pearl
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Bjarg Apartments
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Snoppa Apartment
Bed & Breakfast
  • Grundargata 18 n.h.
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
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Bjargarsteinn House of Food
Restaurants
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  • 350 Grundarfjörður
  • 4386770
Kaffi 59
Cafés
  • Grundargata 59
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
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Kjörbúðin
Cafés
  • Grundargata 38
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
  • 438-6700
Mæstro - Street food
Diners
  • Grundargata 33
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
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Nature
Kirkjufell mountain

Grundarfjörður's beautiful landmark is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and seamen alike.

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is 463 meters high and visible from all angles in town.Grundarfjörður is the ideal place to enjoy the amazing colours of the sunset behind the mountain.

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