Walking tour around the lovely town of Stykkishólmur. During this pleasant walk around town, thought provoking topics such as religion, social issues & the Icelandic health system. Naturally, the historical and cultural background of this welcoming community.
One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses which reside in the old city center and this is reflected in the atmosphere – it sometimes feels like a place from a different time. In 2008 Stykkishólmur was presented with a planning award in part for its renovation of the old houses. The town and its inhabitants have systematically rehabilitated the houses, and they have gained new and exciting purposes – what once was a library is now an art installation, a fish packing house is now a restaurant, the old recreation center is now a volcano museum! The church in Stykkisholmur is a fascinating architectural structure. It makes a beautiful landmark both from land and sea. The view from the church over Breidarfjordur is spectacular. During this enjoyable walk we’ll walk from the pier up to the church hill to a viewpoint overlooking the town and its fjord. If weather allows, we’ll get excellent views.
The tour will end at the eider down center for a short visit. The Icelandic Eider Centre was opened in the Norwegian House on 13 June 2011 by Icelandic First Lady Dorrit Mousaieff, the protector of the centre. The Norwegian house housed the centre in the years 2011-2012. Its Stykkishólmur location could not be more appropriate, as the adjacent Breidafjordur is the largest active eider duck nesting area in the world. In 2017 The Icelandic Eider Centre opened again in a brand-new facility in Stykkishólmur at Frúarstígur 6. The Exhibition from the Norwegian house was set up again and new items made for this location made.
- Language: English
- Remarks: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole.
- Walking information: Walking tour.
- Not suitable for wheelchair users.