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

Stykkishˇlmur Things to Do: 14 reviews and 52 photos

  The light-house at S˙gandisey.
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  • The light-house at Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The light-house at S˙gandisey.
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  • The rock formation of Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The rock formation of S˙gandisey.
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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
      S˙gandisey island as seen from ashore.
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  • The view of the harbour from Súgandisey. - Iceland
      The view of the harbour from S˙gandisey.
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S˙gandisey is in Stykkishˇlmur harbour in Brei­afj÷r­ur 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 Stykkishˇmur and Brei­afjar­areyjar "The islands of Brei­afj÷r­ur" of which there are about 2.700. S˙gandisey 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 Stykkishˇlmur from high up. At the top of S˙gandisey there is a light-house from where you can get an even better view. I recommend going there while visiting Stykkishˇlmur.

There is a tale of a sea-woman, which Jˇn Sigur­sson caught while fishing in S˙gandisey 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 Stykkishˇlmur, West-Iceland
Directions: Stykkishˇlmur is 173 km from ReykjavÝk in West-Iceland on the SnŠfellsnes peninsula. Driving through Vatnalei­ (road 56) take a right turn on road 54 and onwards to road 58 which takes you directly to Stykkishˇlmur.

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2011
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