For centuries, Stykkisholmur has been a center of trade, service and transport for the Breidafjordur area. The village is still an ideal destination for those who are visiting the Breidafjordur Bay area, Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Borgarfjordur district. The road distance from Reykjavik to Stykkisholmur is 172 km.
The car and passenger ferry Baldur sails across Breidafjordur Bay to Brjanslaekur twice a day during the summer months, stopping at the island of Flatey on the way, offering travellers the opportunity of a half-day visit to this historical site.
Seatours offer a wide range of sightseeing cruises around the southernmost islands of the Bay. All general services are available in Stykkisholmur, and historical sites and places of interest are within easy reach. Among the services offered in the vicinity are horse rentals, farm holidays and a shark-curing plant, which is well worth a visit.
There are excellent sports facilities in Stykkisholmur. The swimming pool is open every day all year. There are soccer and athletics grounds, as well as a basketball court at the school. These are open to the public. There is an excellent nine-hole golf course near Hotel Stykkisholmur.
The village features picturesque old houses, the oldest of which, the Norwegian House, is a folk museum, where exhibitions are frequently held. Local handcrafts can be admired and bought in Gallery Lára. Galleri Lundi is open during the summer. The new church at Borg is worth a visit. Concerts are given there every fortnight during summer.
The Danish Days' festival is held in August every year, a celebration of dancing, singing and cultural events.
The Snaefellsnes peninsula and Breidafjordur Bay are renowned for their natural beauty and remarkable wildlife. There are several pleasant hikes to be made within the Stykkisholmur area. A walk along Sugandisey at the harbour will reveal a unique panoramic view.
The nearby mountains of Helgafell, Drapuhlídarfjall and Kerlingarfjall are also worth the hike and are easily accessible. The visitor sailing among the islands of Breidafjordur will see the varied birdlife at close quarters and might even spot a sea eagle. The sea is also teeming with creatures big and small, and the ebb and tide in the narrow straits between islands is a spectacular sight.
There are various choices of accommodation available in Stykkisholmur. Hotel Stykkisholmur, Hotel Breidafjordur and the Youth Hostel Sjonarholl are open all year round. The town also offers bed-and-breakfast accommodation, and there are holiday farms in the vicinity, as well as a pleasant camping site. For food and drink, the visitor can go to the restaurant Plassid, Narfeyrarstofa, Sjavarpakkhusid or Hotel Stykkisholmur. For coffee and snacks, there is the gas station and the bakery. There is a grocery store in the Bonus building.
We look forward to seeing you in Stykkisholmur!