The most picturesque location in Akranes is, without a doubt, by the two lighthouses on the outmost point of the peninsula. The point, which goes by the name of “Breið” in Icelandic, is a perfect outdoor area where you can enjoy the coastline, the rich birdlife, the surf and the magnificent view across the bay over to Reykjavík and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The bigger lighthouse is be open for guests all year around.
Akranes offers various options for all sorts of different activities, for example hiking and birdwatching, geothermal swimming pool or cultural experience at Akranes museum center. Birdlife is rich in the area along the coastline as well as near Akrafjall mountain.