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Family Oriented

Hólmavík and Strandabyggð in general have specific events, museums and areas that are perfect for kids and grown ups to visit together, both to study and to have fun. It is also perfect to go for a hike to Kálfanesborgir, above Hólmavík to take a look at the view. Other service in Hólmavík which is perfect for outdoor family time are soccer fields, golf course, swimming pools and playgrounds.

Kálfanesborgir

the hike to Kálfanesborgir above Hólmavík is quite short and easy. The hike starts at the camping ground and there is a trail that leads you to a small cairn on top of the hill. This cairn is called Háborgarvarða. From this spot you can enjoy the view over Steingrímsfjörður and Grímsey island. This spot is also perfect to take pictures or to rest a bit for the journey home. When you walk again into Hólmavík you can either go the same route, or you can make it a loop by walking towards the ocean on the other side until you reach the old mainroad. This road will then lead you towards the town again and you'll find your way.

Drangsnes Hot Pots

The hot natural pools in Drangsnes are right along the shoreline in the middle of the village easily spotted from the road.

The pots are used throughout the year by locals and visitors. Even after a new swimming pool was built in town the attraction of the hot natural pot has yet to decrease.

The best way to meet the local and talk about everything and nothing is in the hot pots in Drangsnes.

Kaldalón

Kaldalón is a 5 kilometer long fjord that stretches in from northern Ísafjarðardjúp into Drangajökull glacier. From underneath the glacier comes the glacier-river Mórilla which then spreads around the plains on it's way to the ocean. Two towns were supposed to have been in Kaldalón, but the river has washed them both away. Natural beauty is magnificent in Kaldalón, and even the famous writer Sigvaldi Kaldalón took up the name because of the beauty of the area.

One the way to Unaðsdalur or Bæir it's perfect to stop in Kaldalón. If you have enough time, We would reccommend hiking towards the glacier beside the river, just to be able to enjoy this beauty. he hike to the glacier is about 2-3 hours, but it gets longer every year do to the fact that the glacier is melting.

Hiking trails lead you from Kaldalón to Jökulfirðir and then also over to Hornstrandir if you cross the glacier.

Others

Hólmavík Golf club
  • Hafnarbraut 18
  • 510 Hólmavík
  • 892-4687
Hotel Laugarholl
  • Bjarnarfjörður
  • 520 Drangsnes
  • 451-3380, 698-5133
The Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum
  • Höfðagata 8-10
  • 510 Hólmavík
  • 451-3525
Snjafjallasetur Heritage Centre
  • Dalbær, Snæfjallaströnd
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 698-7533
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Westfjords of Iceland

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The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
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