Information about Breiðafjörður

 

Breidafjordur is a fjord and a nature reserve situated between the Westfjords and the Snaefellsnes peninsula. 

The fjord features countless islands, though it's estimated they might be around 3000 and has strong ebb and flow. The rock formations there, mainly basalt, belongs to Iceland’s oldest, from the tertier era. It is the only place in the country where one can find Antortorsit or moon rock (the most common type of rock on the moon). The wildlife is amazing, with cod, shrimp, shellfish, an abundance of seals along with wales and a wide range of seabirds. From Stykkisholmur one can sail to Brjanslaekur, witness the fantastic islands and enjoy shellfish fresh from the sea.

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Attractions nearby Breiðafjörður

Flatey

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Kolbrún Ragna. Flatey ('Flat Island') is just one of the thousands of islands that dot Brei&...

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Melrakkaey

Melrakkaey ("Fox Island") is a small island found at the mouth of Grundarfjörður. Melrakkaey was protected in 1972 and today, onl...

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Bjarnarhöfn

Bjarnarhofn is a farmstead on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Many notable Icelanders lived here. Bjarnarhofn's church and shark museum are listed as ...

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Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Xfigpower The Bjarnahöfn Shark Museum is a fascinating exhibition on the processing of traditio...

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Stykkishólmur

  Stykkisholmur is a town of about 1100 people in Snaefellsnes. It is a center of service and commerce in the area and the ferry Baldur sai...

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Berserkjahraun

Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkish&oa...

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Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) is a distinctly shaped mountain found on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula, ...

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Grundarfjörður

Grundarfjörður is a small town found on the north coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland. The town has an approx...

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Rauðasandur

The beach by Latrabjarg cliff, Europe's highest birdcliff and Europe's westernmost part, is called Rauðasandur. It is rare for its pale re...

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Ólafsvík

Olafsvik is a fishing town of just over a 1000 people, located on the west side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  Economy and services Olafsvik h...

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Ölkelda

  Olkelda is a farm in the south of Snaefellsnes, taking its name from a renowned mineral spring close by. The pristine mineral spring by the O...

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Hellissandur

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Chensiyuan Hellissandur is a village dating back to the 16th Century, found on the northwesternmost ...

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Búðir

Búðir is a small hamlet in the municipality of Snæfellsbær on the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The ha...

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Öskjuvatn

  Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's s...

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Tálknafjörður

Between Patreksfjörður and Bíldudalur is the village of Tálknafjörður, in the southern region of the Westfjords. Despi...

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Ytri Tunga Beach

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by pjt56. Ytri Tunga is a beach by a farm of the same name on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Alongside ...

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Bíldudalur

Surrounded by layered, flat top mountains, Bíldudalur is an attractive fishing village settled on the fjord, Arnarfjörður. This fjord-...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

Kirkjubolsdalur is a valley in the Westfjords. The river Kirkjubolsa runs through the valley. The valley  is a good hiking or biking trail, as i...

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Patreksfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Emstrur Located in the Westfjords of Iceland, Patreksfjörður is a charming village of approxima...

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Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Emstrur.  Rauðfeldsgjá ("Red Mountain Rift") is a narrow gorge on the east side of the mountai...

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Tours near Breiðafjörður

Snaefellsnes National Park Tour in a Small Group

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this small-group day tour. This......

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2 Day Sea Kayaking tour - overnight on a remote Island

Go on an adventure of a lifetime. Embark on a sea kayak and paddle for two days in Breiðafjörður......

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Sea Kayaking - Stykkishólmur harbor

Sea Kayaking tour from Stykkishólmur harborTrip Difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy Day......

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Highlights & Hidden Gems | Golden Circle, South Coast, Snaefellsnes, Westfjords & Highlands

Come along on this 8-day minibus tour and see how incredibly varied Iceland's natural beauty can......

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Pearls of Iceland | Snaefellsnes, Lake Myvatn, the Highlands, Golden Circle & South Coast

Join this 8-day minibus tour that showcases some of the best that Iceland has to offer. On your......

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Whale Watching | Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is......

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The 'Wonders of Snæfellsnes' Private Helicopter Tour

Go further with this exceptional helicopter tour exploring the other-worldly peninsula......

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Snaefellsjokull glacier hike | Pick-up from Reykjavik

Hike the legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier on this incredible day tour. If you are eager for......

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