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110 miles (177 kilometers) to the south of West Iceland, is Akranes, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. Coming from Keflavik International Airport in West Iceland, Akranes is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north.

Many of West Iceland’s highlights can be found within easy driving distance of Akranes, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Akranes Lighthouse and the iconic Dive Iceland. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching and Reykjavik Harbour.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Find the treasures kept in some of the museums such as the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik, Kjarvalsstadir and the Reykjavik City Museum. Head to the Kopavogur Art Museum in Reykjavik and the ASI Art Museum, to get your fill of art. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the gorgeous performance venues such as the Salurinn Kopavogur Concert Hall in Kopavogur.

If you are looking for family fun, head to the various child-friendly attractions. Bring your whole family to a trip to the Domestic Animal Zoo in Reykjavik and the Reykjavik Park and Zoo, and get a glimpse of some interesting creatures.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of West Iceland, plan a trip to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Walk along the scenic stretches of coastline nearby such as the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach in Reykjavik, Arbaejarlaug and Sundhollin. Go for a walk in one of the parks and gardens, which include Elf Garden in Reykjavik and the Grasagardur Botanical Garden.

Visitors to the Akranes area will not want to miss out on National Cathedral in Reykjavik, the Imagine Peace Tower and Perlan. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, you’ll be moved by the serene atmosphere at Akranes’s holy places like Kopavogur Church in Kopavogur, the Reykjavik Free Church in Reykjavik and the Hafnarfjordur Free Church.

Take time out from the sights and work on your swing at the Korpa Golf Course in Reykjavik, the Grafarholt Golf Course and the Kopavogur and Gardabaer Golf Club in Hafnarfjordur.

Treat yourself to a new outfit, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at popular shopping destinations such as Laugavegur in Reykjavik, Smaralind and the Kringlan Shopping Mall.

Akranes is a place steeped in sporting history. Rub shoulders with local fans at nearby Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, home to the Iceland national football team soccer team in winter and the Iceland women's national football team. Enjoy a few post-match beers with local fans after the game in a nearby pub.

Finding somewhere convenient to stay around Akranes is a breeze. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Apartment K, Reykjavik, the CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik, and the Grand Hotel Reykjavik.

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