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Reykjavik, the national capital, is located 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of West Iceland, while Myvatn is 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the east.
In the vicinity of West Iceland, there are many scenic nature preserves that are well worth seeing. Start by hiking through Dynjandi or Hraunfossar, the two most popular around the area. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and Snaefellsjoekull National Park are two other spots in the area.
The Akranes Lighthouse stands as a shining testimony to the rich nautical past of city. To learn more about the beacon’s past and the men and women who kept its light shining through the decades check in with the local visitors center about tours.
If you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, set aside a day or two to explore the fabulous museums in the West Iceland area. Jon Sigurdsson Museum and Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft are two of this destination’s premier museum experiences. Culture vultures won’t want to miss the Hnjotur Folk Museum and The Settlement Centre.
To enjoy a few hours on the oceanfront, spend a day at one of the local beaches and relax on the sand, play in the waves or soak up the sun. Some of the best beaches are Breidavik Beach, Raudisangur Beach and also Djupalonssandur Beach.
When visiting West Iceland enjoy the sounds of birds and playing children in any of its family-friendly urban parks. Set aside a few hours to discover Ok, Helgafell and Skallagrimsgardur, all recommended green settings for a day out with the family.
West Iceland features a local botanical garden where you can listen to birdsong amongst a large and diverse collection of flora. Like other botanical gardens on the continent this special place plays an important role in protecting a range of plants.
One of the most-visited golf courses within the vicinity of West Iceland is Stykkisholmur Golf Club. Get outfitted in the pro shop, and hit the fairways, then end the day in the clubhouse bar with a few drinks and laughs with friendly locals.
When staying at West Iceland, load up the family and head to Grundfjordur Public Pool for hours of fun and laughter. Don't pass up the opportunity to visit this whacky and exciting destination, offering ear-to-ear smiles for children big and small.
Situated in Borgarnes, this golf hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Skallagrimsgardur and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Settlement Centre and Ullarselid -The Wool Hut. Agricultural Museum of Iceland is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.
Situated in a rural location, this apartment is 8.2 mi (13.1 km) from Snaefellsjoekull National Park and 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Snaefellsjokull. Kirkjufell Mountain and Lighthouse Krossnesviti are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Situated in a rural location, this apartment is within 25 mi (40 km) of Helgafell, Stykkisholmur Golf Club, and Baldur Ferry Terminal. Grundfjordur Public Pool and Kirkjufell Mountain are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Arnarstapi, this hotel is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Snaefellsjokull and within 12 mi (20 km) of Snaefellsjoekull National Park and Djupalonssandur Beach. Kirkjufell Mountain and Lighthouse Krossnesviti are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Saurbaer, this boutique hotel is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from Glymur Waterfall and within 20 mi (32 km) of Leynir Golf Club and Akranes Lighthouse. Ullarselid -The Wool Hut and Agricultural Museum of Iceland are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated in Borgarnes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ullarselid -The Wool Hut and Agricultural Museum of Iceland. Skallagrimsgardur and The Settlement Centre are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated on the beach, this eco-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Snaefellsjokull, Snaefellsjoekull National Park, and Djupalonssandur Beach. Kirkjufell Mountain is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.