The promontory Skagi #1 (Skagafjarðarsýsla)

Skagi is a promontory between Húnaflói and Skagafjörður. The ring road around this little promontory, road 745, is an almost a 100 km long dirt road. Despite the great natural beauty and unique birdlife, few people make their way to this beautiful promontory. When Icelandic Times / Land & Saga took a trip over there this week to give its readers a view of the beautiful landscape, five cars drove by around the promontory during the ten hours we were there. Two of them were rental cars and that’s during high summer, when the traffic of tourists is at the highest point during the best time of the year.

Hraun at Skagi, has a weather-observation station

Selnes, all done with the hay collecting for the summer

Sævarlandsstapi and Landsendi, Drangey rising from the fog

 Cliffs located east of Gauksstaðir


It is both barren and beautiful on Skagi, the mountains on Tröllaskagi in the east

The Arctic Ocean in the far north, the town of Ásbúðir, the northernmost town on the peninsula

Where did this one come from…. a meteor?

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Skagi 22/08/2023 : A7R IV, A7R III, A7C : FE 2.8/100mm GM, FE 1.2/50mm GM, FE 1.8/20mm G