Grundarfjörður

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Highlights from the Place

Grundarfjörður (GPS 64°55’29.54″N  23°15’35.69″W) is located on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in West Iceland. It has a population of 850 people. The distance from Reykjavík is  approximately 177 km ( 109 miles).

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, summer huts and campsites can be found at: (http://www.west.is/en/stay-and-dine/camping/grundarfjordur-camping-ground).

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurant , coffeeshop, horse riding tours, whale watching tours, boat sightseeing tours, bird watching and various guided tours. A Viking village is being built in the center of Grundarfjorður where visitors can learn about Vikings weapons, tools, clothing and their way of living. Close by, Grundafjörður is the mountain Kirkjufell, which is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Annual festival

Á góðri stund

This festival occurs on the last weekend in July. The town is decorated in different colors with various activities for the family all weekend including art exhibitions, fighting Viking as well as concerts on the pier.

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Waterfalls

Sigöldufoss

Sigöldufoss is located in the highlands of South Iceland. It is next to the power station, Sigölduvirkjun. It used to be a powerful glacial waterfall

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.

Geothermal areas

Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug Pool Located in North West Iceland and named after Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, the heroine of the best-known of the Icelandic Sagas, Laxdæla Saga. The pool