Our family have lived Stykkisholmur for almost a century and we have a wealth of local knowledge and information to share with our guests. We can provide assistance with planning day trips, get local bus and ferry schedules and advise guests on the best local restaurants and places to visit.
The small town of Stykkisholmur has become one of the most popular destinations in Iceland. Located on the on the north coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, it is a host to many exciting attractions as well as being ideally located for travellers head off onto further adventures in the West Fjords, often being hailed “the gateway to the islands” of Breiðafjörður.
Stykkisholmur town is often called the capital of Snaefellsnes. The township has put great effort into renovating old landmarks and houses, and is the host of various great museums and galleries, all within walking distance from the hotel & hostel. We are a 5 minute walk from the harbour, shops, restaurants and the local pool. This is also a great base for people to go on adventures around the Snæfellsnes peninsula, dominated by the icecap Snæfellsjökull.
Stykkisholmur is the first community in Europe to get the EarthCheck environmental certification.
Travellers coming from Reykjavik will need to Take Road 1 north to Borgarnes (there is a toll of 1,000.00 ISK to go through the tunnel at Hvalfjarðargöng), As you leave Borgarnes, take the second exit from the round-about onto Road 54. Stay on Road 54 until you come to the junction of Road 54 and Road 56. (Vegamot – petrol station and restaurant). Make a right turn on to road 56 (Vatnaelid) to cross the Snaefellsnes peninsula then make a right turn onto Road 54 and left turn onto Road 58 to Stykkisholmur town.
Just 300 yards from hótel breiðafjörður is Bónus, the local supermarket, here you can find a good selection of fresh fruits, meats, drinks, packed lunch supplies as well as toiletries, books and more.
Two doors down from hótel breiðafjörður is Fimm Fiskar, a popular seafood restaurant where you can sample fresh fish caught daily by local fishermen.
A short stroll down the road you will find Narfeyrarstofa an elegant Restaurants and cafe with a wonderful atmosphere and trendy menu. www.narfeyrarstofa.is
Stykkisholmur town attractions
Library of Water – Free admission
Water has been archived from glacial sources in all parts of Iceland and decanted into a copse-like stand of transparent glass columns, A place for quiet observation and reflection.
Enjoy the relaxing views of the town and the bay, bring a book or play a game on the chess boards provided and take in your surroundings.
Take an exciting trip out to see Oddbjarnarsker and Flatey island, spot seals and a huge verity of bids with ocean safari. Trips daily from Stykkisholmur harbour in summer months. www.oceansafari.is
Geothermal swimming pool – discounted tickets available from the hostel & hotel
Stykkisholmur has a geothermally heated outdoor and indoor swimming pool with Fresenius certified water, claimed to have regenerative powers. Thermal tubs, water slide and a wading pool for the children.
Stykkisholmur harbour leads to Súgandisey Island where you can take a lovely hilltop walk up to the lighthouse and take in the stunning panoramic views of the area. Bring a book and a picnic and watch the world go by.