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Location of the Municipality of Snæfellsbær
Location of the Municipality of Snæfellsbær
Ólafsvík is located in Iceland
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°53′N 23°42′W / 64.883°N 23.700°W / 64.883; -23.700
Country Iceland
CountySnæfellsnes- og Hnappadalssýsla
 • Total1,010
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Ólafsvík is a fishin port in Iceland.

It is situatit near the wastren end o the Snæfellsnes peninsulae, on the north coast o the peninsulae. It is on route 54, atween Grundarfjörður an Hellissandur. At 23 degrees 42 minutes wast, it is the wastmaist dounset o its size in Europe.

Admeenistratively it is in the coonty o Snæfellsnes- og Hnappadalssýsla, in the region o Vesturland an it is the admeenistrative centre o the municipality o Snæfellsbær.

As o 1 Januar 2011, it haed 1,010 inhabitants.

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Aiblins acause o its situation on the bay o Breiðafjörður, the veelage wis the first in Iceland tae receive a commercial licence frae the King o Denmark, in the 17t century. Ólafsvík's economy is based on fishin industrie an commerce, an proveesion o services for fermers in the aurie.

The aurie o Ólafsvík provides mony opportunities for tourists, such as birdwatchin, hikin trails, lang sandy beaches, an snawmobilin on the Snæfellsjökull glacier, juist 10 km awa (awtho the road is closed for hintle o the year).

At nearbi Hellissandur is the tawest structur in Wastren Europe, the Gufuskálar radio mast, 412 metres heich.

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