Hólmavík

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Iceland, Strandabyggð

Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður. It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Hólmavík is part of the Strandabyggð municipality and has 381 inhabitants (2005 census). Hólmavík is home to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Well-known people from Hólmavík include the poet Stefán frá Hvítadal and the musician Gunnar Þórðarson of the band Hljómar. The artist Einar Hákonarson has a studio and a home in Hólmavík.