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Friday, April 3, 2020

West Iceland , Iceland


Destinations in West Iceland (7)

  • Akranes, Iceland

    Akranes is Iceland's "first fishing village." It is now also one of the country's largest fishing ports. And, with a population of approximately 5,600, it is the ninth-largest town in Iceland. From the tourist perspective,...

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  • Borgarnes, Iceland

    Borgarnes, with a population of 1,900, is becoming known as Borgarbyggd, which has been formed as a union of Borgarnes and several other nearby communities. The area abounds in hot springs, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls

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  • Hellissandur, Iceland

    Hellissandur, an historic fishing village, at the far northern end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, is one of the oldest in the country although it lacks a natural harbor. Consistent with the current trend in Iceland, Hellissandur...

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  • Olafsvik and Rif, Iceland

    Olafsvik, according to the Book of Settlements, was originally settled by Olafur the Bloated. On the western end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, it has a population of slightly more than 1,000, and has enjoyed municipal status since 1687...

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