ÍS: The Town of Stykkishólmur

iceland2Stykkishólmur is an adorable little town on the northeastern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, situated on a bit of rocky land sticking out into Breiðafjörður, one of the most ecologically diverse bodies of water around Iceland.  With 1,100 inhabitants, it is the commercial center of this part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It was settled in the 16th century as a trading post, and today most of the residents make their living off of fishing and tourism. icleand4Stykkishólmur is named after a small island by the harbor called Stykkið (“the piece”- seen in the first in this post). A short walk to the top of Stykkið is rewarded by  a beautiful view of the colorful little town and the thousands of islands in Breiðafjörður. You may be familiar with Stykkishólmur if you saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, since the title character ends up in this town at one point. iceland3


[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my May 2015 trip around Iceland’s Ring Road. Click here for more pictures of Stykkishólmur.]

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