Siglufjörður Ski Area
The ski slopes of Skarðsdalur are without a doubt among the best in Iceland. Three lifts carry skiers up to the slopes; two combined lifts, a disc lift and a rope tow, wich make the total length of 1500 meters. The third and highest lift measures 530 meters in length with a vertical rise of about 180 meters, and a capacity of about 550 persons per hour. The top end of the lift is over 650 meters above sea level. A fin ski lodge with good facilities for visitors. The skiing area is equipped with flood lighting
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Sleeping bag accommodation
- Aðalgata 10
- 580 Siglufjörður
- 467-1506, 864-1850
- Strandgata 2
- 625 Ólafsfjörður
- 466-4044, 847-4331
History and Culture
The Herring Museum is the largest seafaring and industrial museum in the country. The exhibits tell the tale of hunting and processing these "silver darlings", and are housed in three widely differing premises. At the boathouse, ships and boats lie by the pier, recreating a 1950s harbour atmosphere. In good weather during summer, people can be observed salting the herring; an accordionist provides the music of the day and dancing on the pier completes a day of hard work. In Grána the story of herring meal processing is told - this being an activity which has long been called the first heavy industry in Iceland. A small 1935-40 herring factory has been set up.
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History and Culture
Héðinsfjörður is nearly 6 km long deserted northernmost fjord on the Tröllaskagi area. In the fjord is a good lake to catch fish, Héðinsfjarðarvatn, and the outlet from the Héðinsfjarðarós into the fjord. The next settlement to the west is the town Siglufjörður and to the east is Ólafsfjörður.
Into the fjord lays beautiful valley, 5-6 km long. There is a large trout water, 1.7 square miles in size, that splendor the valley, 3 meters above sea level. There is a water trout and large seafish in water, about 1-5 lbs. The fish walks in the late summer.
A lot of wildlife is in the lake. The story says that the fox, who has visited some hunters unafraid and sought for a small fish. This water is not practiced much, yet it has their fans who seek peace and good fishing. Fishing hut is at the northern end of the lake.
Enough entertainment is on Tröllaskagi and nearest area, whether it is winter or summer, for example; skiing, snowmobile, sea angling, golfing, soccer, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, museums and much more.
No one needs to be bored!