Western Skagafjörður attractions

Top Choice Museum in Varmahlíð


The 18th-century turf-farm museum at Glaumbær is the best museum of its type in northern Iceland and worth the easy 8km detour off the Ring Road, following Rte 75 north from Varmahlíð.The traditional Icelandic turf …
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…
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.