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Siglufjörður is Iceland’s northernmost town and is a historic fishing town whose fame, and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. Siglufjörður is an area of spectacular natural beauty. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and the opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation are almost inexhaustible. The closeness to nature is always within reach, whether you wish to go on a hike, play golf, try ocean swimming or go skiing.  In Siglufjörður there is a flourishing cultural life. There are several restaurants, there are also numerous galleries and workshops, museums and our local church in Siglufjörður. 

Siglufjörður has a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub, and a gym. There is a nine-hole golf course in Siglufjörður.

The ski area in Skarðsdalur is arguably one of the country’s best ski areas. In Hólsdalur there is a cross-country ski trail. Mountain skiing is becoming an ever more popular leisure sport. Few places boast better conditions for this sport than Siglufjörður.

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Siglufjörður
GPS Points N66° 8' 57.108" W18° 54' 52.986"
Postal codes

580

Population

1300

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Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Báta Dokkin
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 898-7180
Fjallabyggð Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Skeggjabrekka
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2611
Siglufjörður Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Íþróttamiðstöðin Hóll
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 846-2576
ÞjóðList - FolkArt
Exhibitions
  • Eyrargata 3
  • 580 Siglufjörður
Listhus in Fjallabyggd - Artist in resident
Exhibitions
  • Ægisgata 10
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
Folk Music Center
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 1
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-2300
Tjarnarborg Cultural House
Cultural Centres
  • Aðalgata 13
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 853-8020, 466-2188
Scandic Mountain Guides
Travel Agency
  • Hóll
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 661-5400, 846-1674
Fjallabyggd Library and Regional Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Gránugata 24, Ráðhúsið
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 464-9120
Icelandic Poetry Center
Cultural Centres
  • Túngata 5
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 865-6543
Ólafsfjörður Nature Museum
Museums
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651, 848-4071
Herhusid - Artist in residence
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 7b
  • 580 Siglufjörður

Others

The Herring House
Guesthouses
  • Hávegi 5
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 868-4200
The Residence
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 10
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1506, 865-1750

Others

Harbour house Café
Restaurants
  • Gránugata 5b
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 659-4809
Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Tjarnargata 6
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1415
Allinn Sportbar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Aðalgata 30
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1111
Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Bylgjubyggð 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2272
Höllin
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 16
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4000, 868-7788
History and Culture
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

Nature
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.

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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.

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