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Siglufjörður is Iceland’s northernmost town and is a historic fishing town whose fame, and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry.

A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic.

Siglufjörður is an area of spectacular natural beauty with high mountains and narrow fjord and popular for outdoor activities. The closeness to nature is always within reach, whether you wish to go on a hike, play golf, try ocean swimming or go skiing. In Siglufjörður there is a flourishing cultural life. There are several restaurants, there are also numerous galleries and workshops, museums and a local church.

There is a nine-hole golf course close to the town and a ski area in Skarðsdalur. In Hólsdalur there is a cross-country ski trail.
Mountain skiing is becoming an ever more popular leisure sport in the aera.

During winter we advise visitors to check the website of the The Icelandic Road Administration to see the condition of the road as well as the weather prognoses for the area by the Iceland Met Office before setting out for an adventure of the day.

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66.149529, -18.911051 (66° 8.972'N, 18° 54.663'W)

Road Numbers:
1, 82 & 76

Distance from Akureyri:
77.5 km

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