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"S˙gandisey island." Stykkishólmur Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

Stykkishólmur Things to Do: 14 reviews and 52 photos

  The light-house at Súgandisey.
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  • The light-house at Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The light-house at Súgandisey.
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  • The rock formation of Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The rock formation of Súgandisey.
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  • The boat Seatours returning from its trip. - Iceland
      The boat Seatours returning from its trip.
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  • Súgandisey island as seen from ashore. - Iceland
      Súgandisey island as seen from ashore.
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  • The view of the harbour from Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The view of the harbour from Súgandisey.
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Súgandisey is in Stykkishólmur harbour in Breiðafjörður and is a very beautiful cliff (it is actually an island) on which you can walk and get a magnificient view of the town of Stykkishómur and Breiðafjarðareyjar "The islands of Breiðafjörður" of which there are about 2.700. Súgandisey is connected to land by a road by the harbour so you can drive to it and park by the island and walk up stairs which lead you up this beautiful cliff. Other stairs take you further up where you can rest on a bench and have a look at Stykkishólmur from high up. At the top of Súgandisey there is a light-house from where you can get an even better view. I recommend going there while visiting Stykkishólmur.

There is a tale of a sea-woman, which Jón Sigurðsson caught while fishing in Súgandisey island. The hook had fastened itself in the belt of the woman.

From the harbour you can catch the boat "Seatours" which will take you around the islands on a nature and bird-watching tour, including puffins. On that tour, which lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes you get to taste shellfish straight out of the sea. I just added a tip on the tour.

Address: 340 Stykkishólmur, West-Iceland
Directions: Stykkishólmur is 173 km from Reykjavík in West-Iceland on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Driving through Vatnaleið (road 56) take a right turn on road 54 and onwards to road 58 which takes you directly to Stykkishólmur.

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2011
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