By plane only a few minutes away from your Ayr apartment or your Scotland cottage there is located Western Iceland - an amazing region in a beautiful country.From mountains to glaciers to oceans, Western Iceland is a perfect choice for those looking for a stunning natural landscape as a backdrop to their holiday. To turn your Western Iceland holiday from a good one to a perfect one, take time to find your ideal Western Iceland cottage or Western Iceland holiday homes for your stay in this breathtaking region. The choices are numerous, take your time and pick with care to make your Western Iceland holidays truly memorable.
The quaint city of Grundarfjörður is located on the western shores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. On the way into the city, one must drive across roads lying nearby remains of once active lava fields. The nearby mountain Kirkjufell offers breathtaking views of the volcano, waterfalls and, if you're in luck, a stunning view of the Aurora Borealis. Before leaving Grundarfjörður, visit the nearby Bjarnarhöfn Shark Farm Folk Museum. Taste the delicious local speciality, shark, cooked to perfection. A must see in the area is the Snæfellsjökull Glacier National Park. Local companies offer snow mobile rides to the top of the glaciers and don't forget to record this amazing experience with photos while on the summits.
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The small fishing town of Stykkisholmur on the western harbour, is the perfect place to take in the sites of the beautiful outdoors. Local trips leave this town several times a day, giving visitors a tour of the fjords. Fishing trips also leave the harbour and those on holiday can relax whilst fishing in the waters. Don't forget to take a tour of Mount Helgafell. This inactive volcano houses an ancient temple in honor of a Norwegian ancient god, Þór. A recent addition to Stykkisholmur is the Volcano Museum, created by local scientist, Haraldur Sigurdsson, who can also often be spotted there giving tours. The museum exhibitis art relating to and dealing with volcanoes, gives information about these mystic mountains and shows artifacts from various volcanoes. For a restful night sleep, stay at an authenic Western Iceland cottage.
Before heading on your holiday in Western Iceland, remember to book the perfect Western Iceland cottage or check into one of many Western Iceland holiday homes for rent. Staying in one of these homes, ensures a peaceful holiday for you and your loved ones on your Western Iceland holiday.