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Hólmavík (GPS  65°42’5.94″N 21°40’57.38″W) is located at the Westfjords in northwest Iceland.It is by the fjord Steingrímsfjöður, and the largest settlement in the Strandi region. It has a population of 340 people and the distance from Reykjavík of 233 km ( 144 miles ). There is a scheduled bus service from Reykjavík to Hólmavík.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, hostels, guesthouses and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/holmavik/).

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, coffee house, swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, marked hiking trails, horse riding tours, bird watching and the museum of sorcery and witchcraft in Hólmavík- http://www.galdrasyning.is/ .

Annual festival

Hamingjudagar á Hólmavík

This festival takes place at the end of June every year. There is a variety of activites all weekend including a fish buffet, live music, art exhibition, theater and much more.

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Geothermal areas

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a remote geothermal area known for its lavafields and hot springs. Located in the Highlands of Iceland, next to the black lava field

Villages

Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður (GPS  66° 9’3.04″N 18°54’36.99″W) is a town situated by a fjord with the same name, on the northern part of Tröllaskagi peninsula in North

Waterfalls

Urriðafoss

Urriðafoss is one of the major waterfalls in the river Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland, approximately 230 km long. It is located in South