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Árskógssandur is a small community situated on the shores of Eyjafjörður fiord, about 10 minutes by car from Dalvík and a short distance from the village of Hauganes. It is also the crossing point to Hrísey island, by the ferry Sævar.

Árskógssandur provides a variety of services for the village itself and the inhabitants of the surrounding countryside, as well as possessing a wealth of great natural beauty. Children brought up in such an environment are, indeed, fortunate, as they learn to respect nature as well as having, "on tap", an important aid to their development.

There is plenty to do and see around Árskógsströnd; the Kaldi brewery, whale watching, paint ball, and laser tag, besides interesting day trips around the vicinity which are operated by several companies.

GPS Points N65° 56' 38.373" W18° 21' 12.639"
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Kristján Eldjárn Hjartarson
Tour Operators
  • Tjörn
  • 621 Dalvík
  • 466-1855
The Birdland - exhibition
Bird Watching
  • Húsabakki
  • 621 Dalvík
  • 466-1551, 861-8884
  • Öldugata 22
  • 621 Dalvík
  • 861-3007

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri