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Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur is beautifully-situated on the northern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. With beautiful and well-preserved old houses in the town centre.

Stykkisholmur is also known as the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breidafjordur bay, which is renowned for its natural beauty and remarkable wildlife.

The church in Stykkisholmur is interesting architecturally. It makes a beautiful landmark both from land and sea. The view from the church over Breidarfjordur is spectacular.

Good swimming facilities, hot tubs with water with healing properties.

Distance from Reykjavik City Centre: 172 km.

Open wi-fi for tourists, hotels, youth hostel, bed and breakfasts, camping site, resaurants, cafés, museums, swimming pool, boat tours and a 9-hole golf course.

Stykkisholmur boasts of exceptionally environmentally conscious directors and inhabitants and along with four other municipalities on the Snaefellsnes peninsula it is the first community in Europe to get the EarthCheck environmental certification. The town is operated in as environmental friendly way as possible continually measuring various environmental indicators. The town was also the first municipality in Iceland to start fully sorting its waste as well as the first town in Iceland to receive the prestigious Blue flag eco-label for its harbour, and has been an European Destination of Excellence (EDEN), since 2011.

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Stykkisholmur
GPS Points N65° 4' 21.620" W22° 44' 12.696"
Postal codes

340

Population

1150

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Gallery Braggi
Crafts & Design
  • Aðalgötu 28
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 893-5588 , 438-1808
Way Out West
Tour Operators
  • Garðaflöt 10
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 834-7000
Gallery Lundi
Crafts & Design
  • Aðalgötu 6a
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 893-5588
Stykkishólmur Library
Libraries & Archives
  • Hafnargata 7
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 433-8160

Others

Heimagisting Ölmu
Bed & Breakfast
  • Sundabakki 12
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 438-1435, 848-9833, 894-9542
Langey
Bed & Breakfast
  • Víkurgata 5
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 898-1457
Hraunhals
Cottages
  • Hraunháls
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
Hvitahusid
Cottages
  • Skjöldur, Helgafellssveit
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
Hotel Breiðafjörður
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 8
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 433-2200, 861-2517
Hólmur Inn
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skúlagata 4
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 899-9144
Skjöldur Community Center
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Helgafellssveit
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 841-9478
Stundarfridur
Cottages
  • Hólar 1
  • 340 Stykkishólmur

Others

Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Aðalgata 25
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 438-1254
Brauðgerðarhús Nesbrauð
Cafés
  • Nesvegur 1
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 438-1830, 858-7633
Skúrinn Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Þvervegur 2
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 544-4004
Stykkid Pizzeria
Restaurants
  • Borgarbraut 1
  • 340 Stykkishólmur
  • 438-1717
Nature
Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain

Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain is beautifully colourful. It is composed of sulphur, basalt, jasper, rhyolite and lignite. As usual with lignite deposits, fossiled plants and petrified wood can be found. Drapuhlidarfjall is 527 m high.

Nature
Helgafell Holy Mountain

Holy Mountain, 73 m with a breathtaking panoramic view across Breiðafjordur Bay. A viewing dial is at the top.

Folklore advises anyone climbing the mountain for the first time to walk straight up without looking back or speaking and three wishes will be granted. The wishes have to be of good intent and the wisher tells no one and faces east when making them.

A small remnant of a wall on the mountain top is dated 1184 and was a part of a nearby monastery built at this time.

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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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