Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Stykkishólmur

Norska Húsið

Stykkishólmur’s quaint maritime charm comes from the cluster of wooden warehouses, shops and homes around the town’s harbour. Most date back about 150 years. One of the most interesting (and oldest) is the Norska Hú…
Top Choice Island in Stykkishólmur

Súgandisey

The basalt island Súgandisey features a scenic lighthouse and grand views across Breiðafjörður. Reach it via the causeway at Stykkishólmur harbour.
Mountain in Stykkishólmur

Helgafell

About 5km south of Stykkishólmur, the holy mountain Helgafell (73m) was once venerated by worshippers of the god Þór. Although quite small, the mountain was so sacred in Saga times that elderly Icelanders would seek…
Gallery in Stykkishólmur

Library of Water

For relaxing views of town and bay, head up the hill to the Library of Water. This window-lined space showcases an installation by American artist Roni Horn (b 1955). Light reflects and refracts through 24 glass pil…
Museum in Stykkishólmur

Volcano Museum

The Volcano Museum, housed in the town’s old cinema, is the brainchild of vulcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson, and features art depicting volcanoes, plus a small collection of interesting lava ('magma bombs') and arte…
Church in Stykkishólmur

Stykkishólmskirkja

Stykkishólmur's futuristic church, designed by Jón Haraldsson, has a sweeping bell tower that looks like a whale vertebra. The interior features hundreds of suspended lights and a painting of the Madonna and child f…
Viewpoint in Stykkishólmur

Viewing Disc

Get a 360° view of town and the fjords from this viewing disc marked with local landmarks.