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Best of West Iceland June 6-13

By Staff

  • Arnarstapi on Snæfellsnes peninsula. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

This is the West Iceland section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


The Breiðafjörður Boat Museum in Reykhólar
“The museum has over thirty old boats from different eras on display and I love examining them and imagining life during that time.”
Recommended by Elsa Sigurðardóttir, a nursing student, who has roots to Breiðafjörður. 

Drop in on the stars of Game of Thrones
Iceland’s landscape has played a large part in two seasons of the American  television show, Game of Thrones. In episode 6 of season 4, viewers watched in horror as a dragon attacked a herd of goats. The goats are from Háafell farm in the Borgarfjörður region, West Iceland. Háafell is the only goat farm in the country and preserves a stock descending from animals that the Vikings brought with them over 1100 years ago. The farm is open for visitors

Sea-angling in Snæfellsnes
Why not go sea-angling with the family with Nesvargar Hunting in Ólafsvík, on the Snæfellsnes peninsula?  The boat leaves daily from Ólafsvík harbour and the trip lasts roughly two hours. You’ll have an excellent view of the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier from the fishing grounds and can examine the bustling bird life in nearby cliffs.
For more information and booking visit Nesvargar Hunting.  



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