Stykkishˇlmur is the largest town on SnŠfellsnes Peninsula with a population of about 1,200 people. For the past four centuries, Stykkishˇlmur, with its well-sheltered harbour, has been an important fishing, trading, and administrative centre. This is a beautiful seaside town offering all major services. Many houses in town are old, colourful, and well preserved in their original state giving Stykkishˇlmur a certain charm. Many tours and activities are available in Stykkishˇlmur, including an adventure cruise on Breiafj÷rur Bay, exhilarating speed boat tours, a swimming pool, golf course, museums, exhibitions, and restaurants. From Stykkishˇlmur, the Baldur ferry crosses over the mighty Breiafj÷rur Bay with a stop in the small island of Flatey before reaching the West Fjords.