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Ólafsfjörður

For the general tourist, as well as those who are keen on outdoor activities, Ólafsfjörður town has many interesting and enjoyable pursuits on offer.

During the winter months it is a skier's paradise and an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. There is a choice of cross-country skiing, slalom, skating, zooming around on a snowmobile or hand line fishing in the waters of Ólafsfjarðarvatn.

During the summer, it is the mountains, the lake and the black sandy shores which beckon us, and there is a wide selection of walks and hikes in both mountain and valley to tempt the visitor. A few hours walking through the area's rugged landscape gives one the chance to savour the peace and tranquillity which emanates from these natural elements.

The diversity of leisure activities is almost endless and in Ólafsfjörður it is possible to go sea angling or angling in the waters of Ólafsfjarðará river or Ólafsfjarðarvatn lake. And we must not forget the fishing from the end of the pier can also be fun. There is a 9 hole golf course, a swimming pool, and an excellent natural history museum containing many stuffed birds.

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Ólafsfjörður
GPS Points N66° 4' 19.478" W18° 38' 57.944"
Postal codes

625

Population

880

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Natural History Museum in Ólafsfjörður
Museums
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651
Tjarnarborg Cultural House
Cultural Centres
  • Aðalgata 13
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 853-8020, 466-2188
Listhus in Fjallabyggd - Artist in resident
Exhibitions
  • Ægisgata 10
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
Amazing Mountains
Tour Operators
  • Hrannarbyggð 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 863-2406
Ólafsfjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Skeggjabrekka
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2611

Others

Gistihús Jóa
Guesthouses
  • Strandgata 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4044, 847-4331

Others

Höllin
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 16
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4000, 868-7788
Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Bylgjubyggð 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2272

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri