West Iceland

About West Iceland

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Close to the capital, but still far enough away from the crowded hustle and bustle; West Iceland is a world where culture, nature and history complement each other and combine to create a unique and opulent experience.

Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjanes is a volcanic peninsula located at the southwest tip of Iceland, not far from the capital city, Reykjavik. Its considerable subterranean volcanic activity, vast lava fields and minority of plants, characterize the peninsula.

Reykholt

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The historic town Reykholt is located on route 523, west of Borgarnes. Reykholt was home to Iceland's most important historical figure, famous sagas author Snorri Sturluson, who was murdered in the 13th century by a rival politician.

Akranes

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Akranes is a town in west Iceland, 50 km north of Reykjavik and can be reached via the underground tunnel that runs under the whale-fjord, Hvalfjördur. Akranes is the ninth largest town in Iceland with a population of 6,600 people.

Whale Fjord

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Hvalfjörður, more commonly known as the whale-fjord, is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscape and unique history. Located just a short drive from Reykjavík you can visit this spectacular view of nature and walk to the Glymur waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in Iceland.

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