the Town

S L O W L Y

Stykkishólmur has a lot to offer, and we'd like to enhance that experience for our visitors by offering a true locals' view. Our town has a rich and proud history and a lively local culture, highlights of which include museums, artisanal shops and workshops, and high quality restaurants, all of which you can experience in the surroundings of beauteous nature looking out across a magical archipelago.

We will guide you around the harbour, the town’s historic centre, giving you an introduction to Stykkishólmur along the way. As we continue, we will discuss our favourite places to visit along with recommendations for you to check out during your time here, and answer any questions you might have about the peculiarities of local life in a small community in West Iceland.

We end the walk by making a steep ascent (about 30 meters / 57 steps) to the Vatnasafn, or Library of Water – a cultural centre that is one of the many interesting places to visit in Stykkishólmur, and also the best vantage point from which to take in the beauty of the town and its environment. Entry to the Vatnasafn isn’t included in our walking tour, but we will stop outside while we soak up the view across Breiðafjörður Bay with a little local delicacy.

Following the tour, we aim to leave you with stories, unforgettable memories and a real understanding of local life in our hometown and, if you are staying a little longer, a taste for your own exploration of Stykkishólmur.

Maximum number of participants: 20.
Schedule: During the winter months we offer tours upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to find a suitable time.
Duration: 30 - 45 min.
Price: 2500 ISK (a small edible treat is included). Free for children under the age of 16.
Meeting point: We meet at our small office space in Hafnargata 4, Stykkishólmur (see map on our contact site).
Distance covered: about 1.5 km.
Suitable for: The walk is suitable for everyone. We would like to point out that on the final stage of the tour we walk up to a high point to take in the views. This is an ascent of about 30 meters / 57 steps and a rail to hold on to. It is accessible for almost everyone although it may take some longer than others.
Nota Bene: As grandma Dóda always used to say: "There is always some kind of weather". We will try go for our walks whatever the conditions, and we will only cancel our walks if the Icelandic Meteorological Office issues warnings against being outside. In that case we will refund you or invite you on another trip when the weather is better. We encourage you to dress accordingly, especially since we will sit down for a small picnic whatever the weather - and it can get a little bit cold, so put on your long johns and a warm parka.