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Dalir locals

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Dalir locals

West Iceland is a home to a majestic nature and a rich history. But those who know that best are the locals residing in West Iceland. You could say they are the charming factor of West Iceland. They have different backgrounds but share the love which they call home here. This is a great way to get a glimpse at the locals, and their daily lives. So grab the unique opportunity to meet and visit the residents of West Iceland who are friendly and hospitable people and will welcome you with open arms. You will get the chance to see and experience on how to be an Icelander and to get involved with the Icelandic culture and with its locals.
Come and visit West Iceland's residents.

Erpsstaðir farm

The traditional skýr, as well as ice-cream and various other dairy products which the "Cream Shop" at Erpsstaðir processes, are all for sale.

Fagridalur Farm

Halla Sigríður Steinólfsdóttir raises lambs with her husband, Guðmundur Gíslasson, on the farm Ytri-Fagridalur. During the summer months, the lambs are reared on the plant Angelica, which changes the taste of the meat. Halla takes an active part in social activities in the country and is a representative on the local council.

Eiríksstaðir - Living Museum

Step back to the Viking Era and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of Eriks the Red's farm which is also the birthplace of Leif the Lucky who is said to have discovered America. Modern day vikings demonstrate the lifestyle of 1000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge

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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