Skagafjörður
is a fjord and bay in the north of Iceland, about 40 kilometers long and
fifteen kilometers wide, located west of the peninsula Tröllaskagi.
 The entire region has 4,500 inhabitants, and it is one
of the most prosperous places for agriculture in Iceland; mainly
 sheep and cattle farming, even though the bay is very
well known for its horse breeding –you could say that it is the only
municipality in Iceland where you find more horses than men
. 

Skagafjörður and Sauðárkrókur
This is the perfect place to stay with local families
and learn about the lifestyle of  today´s
Icelandic farmers.
 Many young people come from abroad to stay for a few
months and get experience working on an Icelandic farm.
Whether
you enjoy rafting on the glacial rivers, spectating the magical northern lights,
horse riding amongst breathtaking landscapes, relaxing in hot springs or going
by helicopter to the top of the Tröllaskagi mountains and skiing, Skagafjörður offers a variety of activities
for every season.
 

Skagafjörður and Sauðárkrókur
Skagafjörður is also an area rich in history and many
historic sites can be visited.
 Horse riding and rafting on the Jökulsá glacial river are two of most typical and unforgettable activities the
region has to offer. If you are planning a trip, the website of the town
 is full of great holiday ideas and activities to suit a wide range of
tastes.
There
are currently more than 4,400 people living in the region, with the majority living
in the town of
 Sauðárkrókur. Since the late nineteenth century the town has gradually
grown to become a prosperous place where agriculture, fisheries, tourism and
services unite to serve the 2,600 residents who live there and the thousands of
visitors who come each year.
 

In
Sauðárkrókur you will find
everything you need including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, hotels and
guesthouses, museums, sports amenities, a hospital and a pool.

Skagafjörður and Sauðárkrókur
The
museum of popular culture,
 Minjahúsið, which is also where you can find the tourist office,
consists of four studios ,each providing some history and images from the
city‘s past. The area is also one of the few places in Iceland where there have
been sightings of polar bears.
 

Since 1874, going to the theater is a popular activity
in Sauðárkrókur, and locals gather regularly to attend performances, plays,
dances or other cultural events related to this art.
 Sæluvika (Happy week) in Skagafjörður is a nationally regarded arts and culture
festival with lots of history and tradition. Sæluvika occurs at the end of
April /beginning of May, and the people of Skagafjörður offer a huge amount of cultural
activities over the whole week.
It is
a good way to learn about Icelandic culture in a fun and entertaining way.

Skagafjörður and Sauðárkrókur

For
breathtaking views of Sauðárkrókur and the Skagafjörður fjord, you can go to
 Nafir which are huge rocks that overlook the city. East of Sauðárkrókur, you will find the beach Borgarsandur that spans almost four kilometers, and to the south, on
the shores of lakesand
 Áshildarholtsvatn 
and Miklavatn, you can admire the hundreds of birds that inhabit the
area in summer.

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