This attractive little town, situated at the head of Thorsnes promontory is the oldest town on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It is the commercial centre of the area. Colourful hoses of varied style, - an interesting melange of houses from the last 200 years, many of a considerable architectural interest, lead down to the picturesque harbour, shelered by an off shore island. Stykkihˇlmur is a home port for a scallop fleet and interesting boat trips on Breiafj÷rur Bay are available from here. A boat trip among the inner islands of the Breiafj÷rur archipelago offers an enjoyable experience. This is a natural centre for seeing the northern shore of Snaefellsnes Peninsula.