Silversea Expedition Cruises To STYKKISHOLMUR

STYKKISHOLMUR

Stykkishólmur, located in western Iceland at the northern end of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, is the commerce center for the area. Its natural harbor allowed this town to become an important trading center early in Iceland’s history. The first trading post was established in the 1550s, and still today fishing is the major industry. The town center boasts beautiful and well-preserved old houses from earlier times. View more

Stykkisholmur is very environmentally conscious – it was the first community in Europe to get the EarthCheck environmental certification, was the first municipality in Iceland to start fully sorting its waste, and was the first town in Iceland to receive the prestigious Blue flag eco-label for its harbor. It has also been a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN), since 2011.

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REYKJAVIK To TROMSO
  • Departure
    Jun 28 2022
  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Cloud
From US$ 23,220
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Excursions in STYKKISHOLMUR

Stykkishólmur Walking Tour and Eider down center

Discover charming Stykkishólmur and learn all about eider ducks and eider farming on this short and sweet tour. Depart the pier and begin your pleasant walk around town, learning about thought provoking topics such as religion, social issues and the Icelandic health system. Naturally, the historical and cultural background of this welcoming community will be topics on your tour.

One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses which reside in the old city center and this is reflected in the atmosphere; it sometimes feels like a place from a different time. In 2008, Stykkishólmur was presented with a planning award in part for its renovation of the old houses. The town and its inhabitants have systematically rehabilitated the houses, and they have gained new and exciting purposes; what once was a library is now an art installation, a fish packing house is now a restaurant, the old recreation center is now a volcano museum.

See the church in Stykkisholmur, a fascinating architectural structure that makes a beautiful landmark both from land and sea that offers a spectacular view over Breidarfjordur.

Your guided tour ends with a visit to the Icelandic Eider Centre and get a short presentation. The Icelandic Eider Centre is a museum dedicated to the eider duck and the farming processes for eiderdown.

After the museum visit, enjoy a walk on your own around the town or walk the short distance to the pier.

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