Explore the beautiful deep bay of the North
There’s so much to see and do in Skagafjörður. The region is often described as horse country, and that’s very true. It’s the only county in Iceland where horses outnumber humans. There are a number of farms and horse riding tour operators in the region.
Skagafjörður is just 40km long and 15km wide, with the towns of Sauðárkrókur and Varmahlíð being the main areas for tourism. Here, farms reign supreme and most residents are involved in agriculture in one form or another. Tourism has picked up in recent years and there are a number of museums, historical sights, and plenty of outdoor activities to entertain visitors. Skagafjörður’s landscape is heavenly with sloping mountains, a beautiful coastline and chunks of glacial ice dotting the fjord. Visit the area for farmstays, horse riding, angling, sailing and birdwatching.
Haf og land (Sailing in Skagafjörður)
Haf og Land offers a number of sailing, angling, kayaking and birdwatching tours from Hofsós, in Skagafjördur, from May to the end of August. The sailing tour visits some of the most interesting spots in the North including the Bæjarklettar cliffs, where guests see magnificent basalt columns. The tours also explore Þórðarhöfði, once a volcano, which rises 202 metres from the sea, before heading to Malmey, a well preserved island where puffins and guillemots love to nest during the warmer months. Sea angling tours allow guests to fish for cod, haddock, and catfish among the serene landscape.
Haf og Land
Hofsós 565, Iceland
+354 453 5537