is a town on the Skagafjordur bay. Fishing and fish processing is
the main source of employment, but light industry and services to the
neighbouring farm area also contribute thereto. Two islands on the
bay, Drangey and Malmey, are within a close distance and sea cruises are
on offer to Drangey with its sheer cliffs, where one can climb to the
top under supervision of experienced guides. Mt Tindastoll is just north
of town. A special sightseeing tour along the mountain slopes
takes you to a hot spring on the coastline where there is an abundance
of driftwood, and multicoloured pebbles. Like other inhabitants of the
Skagafiord district the people of Saudarkrokur are ardent equestrians
and their devotion to the sturdy Icelandic horse is notorious. Each year
an annual equestrian festival is held near Saudarkrokur and Varmahlid.
It attracts visitors from all parts of the country and abroad.
An annual event is held in spring at Saudarkrokur "Saeluvika" or
"Pleasure Week", which also attracts visitors from all over. Coastal
fishing, trout and salmon fishing, boat hire, pony trekking, and golf
are but few of the many recreation activities on offer.
The driving distance from Reykjavik is about 321 km by the Whale Bay
37 km <Distances from Saudarkrokur>
Varmahlid 24 km.
Blonduos (744) 50 km.
(745) 98 km.
Lakes on Skagi