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Olafsvik

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.

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Olafsvik
GPS Points N64° 53' 34.567" W23° 42' 11.326"
Postal codes

355

Population

2

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Skálholt Accomodation
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  • 355 Ólafsvík
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  • Grundarbraut 2
  • 355 Ólafsvík
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The Grill
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  • Ólafsbraut 19
  • 355 Ólafsvík
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  • Ólafsbraut 27
  • 355 Ólafsvík
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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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