Ólafsfjörður receives good snow in winter. Check for info on good ski passes for the slopes. A few companies are ramping up winter activities in the pristine peaks of Tröllaskagi, with bases in and around Ólafsfjörður.

There’s also an excellent swimming pool, and nine-hole golf course. Brimnes Hotel offers boat and kayak rentals; check their website for local activities.


Options are few, but good. The cabins at Brimnes Hotel are particularly scenic.


At mealtimes, consider a jaunt up the road to Siglufjörður, where options are better.

Drinking & Nightlife

There are limited local choices for a drink; most visitors head north to Siglufjörður for its broader options.