Stykkishólmur

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Stykkishólmur Snæfellsnesi  (GPS 65° 3’56.97″N 22°44’34.37″W) is a town in west Iceland, on the north side of the peninsula Snæfellsnes. The population is 1100 people and the distance to Reykjavík is 172 km ( 106 miles ). There is a daily scheduled bus service between Stykkishólmur and Reykjavík.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, airbnbs, bed and breakfast and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/stykkisholmur/ ).

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, sightseeing boat trips in Breiðarfjörður Bay as well as ferry trips to the island Flatey. There are no permanent inhabitants in Flatey during the whole year, but it can be lively during the summer as there are many old timber houses which are well maintained.

Volcano museum in Stykkishólmur  http://www.eldfjallasafn.is/v/?lang=en

Norwegian house museum http://www.norskahusid.is/english

Library of water  https://www.libraryofwater.is

Annual Festival

Danskir dagar

The town festival “ Danskir dagar” or Danish days, is a family festival which takes place in the middle of August every year. Stykkishólmur was always well connected to Denmark via trade, the festival is to honor that connection. It starts on Tuesday and ends on the next weekend, with big fireworks and a party.

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