Stykkishólmur

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Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.wikipedia
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Roni Horn

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The town's former library has been restored as a public hall and contains an installation by the American artist Roni Horn.
In 2007 she undertook Artangel’s first international commission, creating Vatnasafn / Library of Water, a long-term installation in the town of Stykkishólmur, Iceland.

Snæfellsnes

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Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Local fishing villages and small towns on the northern shore of Snæfellsnes include Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Rif, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur.

Breiðafjörður

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A ferry called Baldur goes over the Breiðafjörður fjord to the Westfjords.
From the little port of Stykkishólmur, there is a ferry to the West Fjords.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film)

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Stykkishólmur was one of the destinations in the 2013 movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
The portions of the film set in Nuuk, Greenland, were in fact shot in Stykkishólmur, a village on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland, and Höfn, a village in southeast Iceland.

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Iceland

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Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Westfjords

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A ferry called Baldur goes over the Breiðafjörður fjord to the Westfjords.

Helgafell

The nearby mountain of Helgafell is the burial place of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, a heroine of the Icelandic sagas.

Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir

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The nearby mountain of Helgafell is the burial place of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, a heroine of the Icelandic sagas.

Sagas of Icelanders

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The nearby mountain of Helgafell is the burial place of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, a heroine of the Icelandic sagas.

Snæfellsjökull

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The sports club of Stykkishólmur is called Snæfell, named after the glacier Snæfellsjökull, which is located on Snæfellsnes.

Basketball

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The town's most popular sport is basketball.

Red Storm Rising

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In the 1986 novel Red Storm Rising, Stykkishólmur is the site of a landing by US Marines tasked with liberating Iceland from occupying Soviet forces.

United States Marine Corps

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In the 1986 novel Red Storm Rising, Stykkishólmur is the site of a landing by US Marines tasked with liberating Iceland from occupying Soviet forces.

Soviet Union

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In the 1986 novel Red Storm Rising, Stykkishólmur is the site of a landing by US Marines tasked with liberating Iceland from occupying Soviet forces.

Chess

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Chess champion Bobby Fischer was planning on moving to Stykkishólmur before his sudden death in early 2008.

Bobby Fischer

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Chess champion Bobby Fischer was planning on moving to Stykkishólmur before his sudden death in early 2008.

Tim Krabbé

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Stykkishólmur is the main setting in the short story Tussenlanding (Transfer) from the 1991 short story collection De Matador en andere verhalen by Tim Krabbé.

Polar climate

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Stykkishólmur features a true subpolar oceanic climate, the least cold of all the polar climates, with cool summers (

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