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Practical information on Stykkisholmur

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Port
  • Museums
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
95km by car or bus from Borgarnes
When to go
May through October
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Stykkisholmur

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A little port to the north of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and arrival/departure point for ferries linking the western fjords and the small island of Flatey.

My suggestion:
The village is great base if you're touring the north of the peninsula or catching a boat across the Breiðafjörður fjord.
My review

I passed through the village of Stykkisholmur a couple of times once when I was returning from the western fjords and later on for the ferry crossing. 

Stykkisholmur was a pleasant stop, but I preferred Grundfjordur, which is one of my favourite natural sites on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and home to the famous cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain.

You'll find a little harbour full of colourful boats, several pretty houses and a church in the centre of town.

Due to a burgeoning tourist industry, it seems that the town has been developed thanks to two museums. One focuses on volcanoes and the other is a 'library of water', but I haven't been back in a while and the museums weren't there when I last visited.

I paid a visit to the Shark Museum which is close to the town. It's an unusual place; it recounts the history of fermented shark meat and you can sample dishes whilst you're there.

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