We've compiled a list of some pointers and links for making travelling to and about Stykkishólmur, West Iceland more enjoyable.
One of the most important aspects of travelling in Iceland is road safety. The roads can be narrow, icy or full of sheep. Knowing what the roads in Iceland are all about and how to be safe is vital before starting your trip.
www.safetravel.is is the official source for safe adventure in Iceland and is run by the Icelandic Association For Search and Rescue. It has extensive information on driving in Iceland .
www.road.is is run by the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration and has excellent information on road conditions and weather.
The weather in Iceland is notorious for changing very rapidly. A clear and bright day can turn into a blizzard at a moments notice. Such rapid changes in the weather can not only greatly impact your trip but more importantly be potentially life threatening. We therefore strongly encourage you to look at the weather forecast before travelling and planning your day in the accordance with the weather.
www.en.vedur.is is the official english site of the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
The Snæfellsjökull National Park is one of the first national park that was established in Iceland. It stands at the foot of a glacier and a volcano and the parks boundaries reach from the seashore to the mountaintops. Snæfellsjökull Glacier is the undisputed main attraction of the National Park. It is an active volcano which stands 1,446 m high and provided the setting for Jules Vernes' famous Journey to the Center of the Earth.
www.west.is is the official site of the West Iceland Marketing Office
The slow travel philosophy is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is alway better. It’s not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed, doing everything as well as possible instead of as fast as possible. Slow travel is a state of mind which allows travellers to engage more fully with communities along their route.