Grundarfjordur

Grundarfjordur is a charming fishing village centrally located on the north coast of Snaefellsnes peninsula. The town lies deep in a beautiful fjord surrounded by mountains with the striking Mt. Kirkjufell standing out as the majestic landmark.

Eyrbyggja Heritage Centre preserves local culture in exhibitions on the town’s seafaring history and also serves as and information facility for the entire peninsula.

The surrounding fjord is abundant in marine-life and in winter orca whales can be seen swimming near the shore, chasing Iceland’s delicious herring. The area has also become a known sanctuary for the white tailed eagle which is the largest predatory bird in Iceland.

Grundarfjordur offers a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, ice-climbing and camping. There is also a superb nine-hole golf course as well as boat tours offered for sightseeing and sea angling.