Bolungarvík

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Highlights from the Place

Bolungarvík (GPS (66° 9’17.68″N ; 23°15’6.43″W) is located on the Westfjords in the northwest of Iceland. It has a population of 900 people. The distance from Reykjavik is approximately 468 km ( 290 miles ) by road. The largest town in the Westfjords, Isafjordur is located just 15 km from Bolungarvik. There is a daily daily bus schedule from Ísafjörður to Bolungarvik.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, hostels, guesthouses, airbnb and camping can be found at:

(http://tjalda.is/en/bolungarvik/)

Note there is tourist information by the camping site.

Services and leisure

Services include grocery store, restaurants and auto repair.

Leisure activities include a swimming pool and 9 hole golf course. There is salmon fishing in the river Ósá and trout fishing in the lake Miðfalsvatn. The license for fishing can be bought at the Shell gas station in Bolungarvík. There are guided hiking tours, as well sightseeing by a boat. Take a look in the Natural History Museum in Bolungarvik ( https://www.nabo.is/english/ ) as well as Ósvör maritime museum (https://osvor.is/english/ )

Annual festival

Porskurinn

The music festival Porskurinn ( The Cod ) takes place during the Fishermen´s day first weekend in June.It occurs every year and is a celebratory time.

Ohlidarhlaup

In the middle of September, Óhliðarhlaup competition takes place. This is a mini Ironman trialathon event consisting of 700 meters swimming, 17 km biking, and 7 km running.

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Natural attractions

Brúin

Brúin Footbrige Brúin (The Bridge) is located on the Reykjanes peninsula. It is a man-made footbridge over a 15m fissure, spanning a gaping rift between

Villages

Hofsós

Hofsós (GPS  65°53’47.35″N 19°24’43.06″W) is located in Northwest Iceland, situated on the east side of the fjord Skagafjörður. It has a population of 160 people.

Waterfalls

Hafragilsfoss

Located in the river Jokulsar a fjollum in the north east of Iceland, a part of Jokulsargljufur,  the largest canyon in Iceland. Further  downstream to the