Hólmavík Town (What To See - West-fjords)

Hólmavík Town (What To See - West-fjords)
Hólamvík is a picturesque fishing town in the Strandir area, located by Steingrímsfjörður Fjord, on the east coast of the Westfjords, with a population of about 400 people. Hólmavík is the largest town in the Strandir area and its economy depends primarily on fishing and fish processing but in recent years tourism has been growing rapidly. The town is known for its interesting history of witchcraft and sorcery. A visit to the Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum is interesting in order to get a closer look into witchcraft and witch hunting, practiced here in the 17th century but at the time the Westfjords were infamous for witches and sorcerers.


Hólmavík offers a wide range of services and in the town you will find a swimming pool, a tourist information centre, restaurants, a supermarket as well as hotels and guesthouses and there as a good campsite there too. There is also an airport at Hólmavík.

Nearby attractions

From the camping site there are several interesting hiking trails, for example there is a short hiking trail to Kálfanesborgir above Hólmavík, from where there are stunning views over Steingrímsfjörður Fjord, Drangsnes and Grímsey Island. Drangsnes fishing town, located across Steingrímsfjöður Fjord and a short distance from Hólmavík with it´s mysterious history, is well worth a visit.

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