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Olafsvik is a town on the northern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula, close to the magnificent glacier, Snaefellsjokull.

Olafsvik has a large fishing harbour which is ideal for watching the lively seamans life.

An old warehouse, built in 1844, is now protected and houses a museum, with exhibits displaying working methods from ancient times.

At the end of Baejargil gorge is the beautiful Baejarfoss waterfall. Snaefellsjokull National Park with its amazing nature is in the vicinity.

Distance from Reykjavik City Centre: 195 km.

Tourist Information Office, hotel, guesthouse, camping site, restaurant, museum, Maritime Museum, swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course.

GPS Points N64° 53' 34.567" W23° 42' 11.326"
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Guesthouse & Gallery
  • Brautarholt 7
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 8311411
Ennisbraut 1
  • Ennisbraut 1
  • 355 Ólafsvík
Við Hafið Guesthouse
  • Ólafsbraut 55
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 436-1166
Bikers Paradise
  • Sandholt 45
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 436-1070, 896-2845
Skálholt 6 Home Accommodation
  • Skálholt 6
  • 355 Ólafsvík


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

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