Beautifully situated on the northern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Stykkisholmur is the largest town and commercial center for the area. It also serves as the gateway to the Westfjords, with regular ferry service including stopovers at the timeless island of Flatey.
The conservation of cultural heritage in Stykkisholmur can be seen in the collection of well-preserved houses in the town center, including the local folk museum which is housed in a beautifully restored timber house dating from 1828.
The futuristic Stykkisholmur church is an eye-catching landmark whether viewed from land or by sea. The recently opened Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum provides insight into Iceland’s explosive character while the unique Library of Water museum exhibits melted glaciers from the island’s five largest ice-caps.
Bird watching and sea angling trips out onto the fjord from the harbor are a highlight for many visitors to Stykkisholmur and when dining in the area restaurants, a taste of the locally caught scallops or mussels are a local favorite.