Top things to do

Top Choice Island in Tindastóll & Grettislaug


The tiny rocky islet of Drangey (drown-gay), in the middle of Skagafjörður, is a dramatic flat-topped mass of volcanic tuff with 180m-high sheer cliffsides rising abruptly from the water. The cliffs serve as nesting…
Factory in Sauðárkrókur

Tannery Visitor Centre

At 9am and 2pm weekdays (from mid-May to mid-September) you can tour Iceland’s only tannery (500kr), or stop by the visitor centre anytime to admire (and purchase) the products: gorgeous long-hair sheepskins, colour…
Bar in Sauðárkrókur

Grand-Inn Bar

Cool mountain-peak graphics and vintage sofas set the scene at this end-of-week bar on Sauðárkrókur's main drag, where local brews are on tap, plus loads more in bottles. Gæðingur is the local draught pick: Indian P…
International in Sauðárkrókur

Hard Wok Cafe

The newest entry on Sauðárkrókur's food scene, this casual restaurant specialises in noodles and Asian fusion, but also offers popular pizza, fish-and-chips and other classics. Warm staff and home-made ice cream, to…
Bakery in Sauðárkrókur


This main-street bakery is the heartbeat of the town. Stop in to stock up on supplies for your drive – everything from fresh-baked bread to soup to iced doughnuts, and some fine choc-chip cookies.
Icelandic in Sauðárkrókur

Kaffi Krókur

This restaurant has a welcoming yellow exterior and a crowd-pleasing menu. It’s known for its lobster and shrimp sandwich, burgers, pizza and lamb.
Mountain in Tindastóll & Grettislaug


Tindastóll (989m) is a prominent Skagafjörður landmark, extending for 18km along the coast. The mountain and its caves are believed to be inhabited by an array of sea monsters, trolls and giants. The summit of Tinda…
Museum in Sauðárkrókur


There’s a quirky ensemble of exhibits at the excellent 'heritage house', including a series of restored craftsmen's workshops, a pristine A-model Ford from 1930, and a stuffed polar bear caught locally in 2008.
Museum in Sauðárkrókur

Puffins & Friends

Learn about puffins, whales and their seal friends, as well as watch a 360-degree movie of puffins and the Northern Lights.
Supermarket in Sauðárkrókur


South of town, close to the N1.