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Tindaöxl Ski Area

Ólafsfjörður offers ideal conditions for winter sports. The neighbouring mountains and valleys offer excellent terrain for snowmobile touring and the environment is particulary well-situated to skiing. In Ólafsfjörður there is one lift, 600 m, well suitable for beginners and professionals alike. Specially laid tracks extent pratically all over the town, and The Ólafsfjörður Skiing Association organises cross-country excursions anround the vicinity. The Tindaöxl skiing area is equipped with ski lifts and excellent slalom tracks. Snowboarding enthusiasts have large pristine areas at their disposal. Refreshments are on offer in the Skiing Association Lodge, wich is also equipped with attic sleeping bag accomodation for up to 25 persons.

Tindaöxl Ski Area

Ólafsfjörður

GPS Points N66° 4' 7.792" W18° 37' 34.000"
Telephone

466-2527

864-0870

Opening period All year

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VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Siglufjörður Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Íþróttamiðstöðin Hóll
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 4617730, 8486997
Ævar og Bóas
Day Tour Provider
  • Sandskeið 14
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 898-3345, 466-1597
Fjallabyggð Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Skeggjabrekka
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2611
Arctic See Angling and Hunting
Day Tour Provider
  • Böggvisbraut 6
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 663-8828
History and Culture
17.89 km
The Herring Era Museum

The Herring Era Museum is Iceland's largest maritime and industrial museum, where visitors have the opportunity to get to know the herring fishery and processing industry that underpinned Iceland's economy for much of the twentieth century.

Three very different museum buildings provide visitors with an insight into the magnificent and captivating herring industry. The Róaldsbrakki is a Norwegian herring station dating back to 1907. Most of this building is as it was in the past, when herring girls lived in the building throughout the summer. Grána is an example of a small herring factory of the 1930s and visitors can see the workings of the reduction industry, which has long been seen as Iceland's first major industry. The Boathouse seeks to recreate a portion of a herring port, with the fleet alongside one evening in 1950 and allows visitors to mull over what it must have been like to walk the quaysides around the middle of the last century.
More information: www.sild.is/en

Opening hours:
May and September: 13 - 17
June, July, August: 10 - 18
Winter: By arrangement

Siglufjörður is only and hour drive from Akureyri!

Nature
2.17 km
Ólafsfjörður Beach

Leave the village of Ólafsfjörður on its north end in direction "Kleifar" and you will reach the beautiful black sandy beach with invites to take a stop and walk the beach. Park your car carefully in a designated parking area or in the village and take a walk.

Nature
10.04 km
Hedinsfjordur

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.

Nature
17.29 km
Dalvík Beach

In the harbour of Dalvík, at its southern end, is a little wooden bridge over the rock dam and offers access to a beautiful black sandy beach that invites to take a walk until you reach the delta of the river Svarfaðardalsá. Take a rest in the dunes and observe the rich birdlife.

Others

Icelandic Poetry Center
Cultural Centres
  • Túngata 5
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 865-6543
Dalvík Library & Svarfaðardalur Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Berg Menningarhús
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 460-4931
Folk Music Center
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 1
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-2300
ÞjóðList - FolkArt
Exhibitions
  • Eyrargata 3
  • 580 Siglufjörður
Fjallabyggd Library and Regional Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Gránugata 24, Ráðhúsið
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 464-9120
Tjarnarborg Cultural House
Cultural Centres
  • Aðalgata 13
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 853-8020, 466-2188
Listhus in Fjallabyggd - Artist in resident
Exhibitions
  • Ægisgata 10
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
Herhusid - Artist in residence
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 7b
  • 580 Siglufjörður
Ólafsfjörður Nature Museum
Museums
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651, 848-4071

Others

Tomman
Restaurants
  • Hafnarbraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1559
Allinn Sportbar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Aðalgata 30
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1111
Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Skíðabraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1832
Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Bylgjubyggð 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2272
Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Tjarnargata 6
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1415
Höllin
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 16
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4000, 868-7788
Gregors
Restaurants
  • Goðabraut 3
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1213, 847-8846
Harbour house Café
Restaurants
  • Gránugata 5b
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 8541236
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