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Locals of Snæfellsnes

Locals of Snæfellsnes

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.

Ingi Hans Storyteller´s Lodge

In the Storyteller´s Lodge in Grundarfjörður, Ingi Hans, one of Iceland´s best known storytellers, welcomes guests and tells stories for the whole family. Hear about the birth of an Icelandic fishing village, glimpses into the history of toys, and be prepared for a surprise story or two.

Kári Viðarsson The Freezer

The Freezer is a unique social hostel and cultural centre, situated in a renovated fish factory in Rif on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. All year round we offer cheap accommodation and regular events and entertainment for our guests and the local community.

Secret by Kristján Þórðarson - Ölkelda

A Secret Either Still or Sparkling

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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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík Bjarteyjarsandur