Ólafsvík Tourism, Iceland

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Ólafsvík is a small town in Iceland on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. At one point in the 17th and 18th centuries, commercial vessels sailed between Ólafsvík and Denmark, and the village was one of the larger trading ports in Iceland. Ólafsvík became a certified trading place, authorized by the Danish King and Danish authorities, in 1687. It is situated near the western end of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, on the north coast of the peninsula. It is on route 54, between Grundarfjörður and Hellissandur. At 23 degrees 42 minutes West, it is the westernmost settlement of its size in Europe. Administratively it is in the Western Region and it is the administrative centre of the municipality of Snæfellsbær which also includes the two tiny villages of Rif and Hellissandur. As of 1 January 2011, it had 1,010 inhabitants.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Ólafsvík, Iceland. Explore Ólafsvík travel guide before you plan your trip here. Ólafsvík is located at a short trip away from Reykjavik a major city in Iceland. Add Reykjavik to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Blue Lagoon, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Hopsnes Lighthouse. To reach Ólafsvík, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Keflavik International Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Ólafsvík*

  • Cost for Essentials in Ólafsvík

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ólafsvík

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 101.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 188.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 144.94 USD

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