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Bjarnarhöfn

At Bjarnarhofn we welcome visitors to our own little sharkmuseum all year round. At the museum you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits, biology and of course taste the shark which is produced on the farm. During summertime open daily from 9-18. During wintertime open daily from 10-17.

Distance from Reykjavik: 170 km
Distance from Stykkisholmur: 20 km

Bjarnarhöfn

Helgafellssveit

GPS Points N64° 59' 52.330" W22° 57' 44.881"
Telephone

+354 438-1581

Opening period All year
Service Open year round Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible with assistance Place of interest Place of interest Credit cards accepted

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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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