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Skagafjordur is a municipality in North Iceland. It comprises of town of Sauðárkrókur, the villages of Hofsós and Varmahlíð and several rural districts. It also includes the historic cathedral site of Hólar which is the site of a growing university today.

Get in[edit]

Skagafjörður can be reached from anywhere in the country from road one. Bus 57 links the munciplity with Reykjavík, arriving both in Sauðárkrókur and Varmarhlíð. Taking an plane here is not advisable as the nearest airport with regular service is in Akureyri, 94 kilometers away from Varmarhlíð.

Get around[edit]

The town of Varmarhlíð is an entry point into the muncipality. From there road 75 can be taken to Sauðárkrókur or road 76 to Hofsós. In order to get to Hólar road 76 and road 767 are taken. Bus 57 can be taken between Varmarhlíð and Sauðárkrókur, but the other towns do not have any bus service. When travelling whithin any of the towns walking is reccomended as the longest walking distance is 3.2 kilometers.


Turf houses at Glaumbaer turf house - Folk Museum
  • 1 Glaumbær turf house - Folk Museum. The buildings of the farm date from slightly different periods in the 18th- & 19th-centuries. This style of the turf construction was universal in rural areas of Iceland until about 1900, when it was gradually replaced mainly by reinforced concrete, which is typical in most contemporary Icelandic construction today. Extensive turf construction evolved in Iceland owing to the acute shortage of large trees.
  • 2 Drangey. An island with cliffsides all around which has diverse birdlife, especially birds of the auk family. Trips available on boats from Sauðárkrókur.






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