Siglufjörður

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Siglufjörður (GPS  66° 9’3.04″N 18°54’36.99″W) is a town situated by a fjord with the same name, on the northern part of Tröllaskagi peninsula in North Iceland. It is part of the Fjallabyggð municipality.The population of Siglufjörður is 1200 and the distance to Reykjavík is 384 km ( 238 miles ) . Siglufjördur was mainly built due to the herring processing from the early 20th century until 1968. It was by far, the largest herring processing facility in Iceland during the 20th century. Between the 1940’s to 1950´s, there was huge economical growth in Siglufjörður, and over the herring season, many migrating workers in Iceland moved temporarily to Siglufjörður every year. There was a population boost during the this period which got to over three times higher than it is to day. The Icelandic criminal TV series, ´Trapped´ was mostly filmed in Siglufjörður.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, cottages, airbnbs and camping sites can be found at :  (http://tjalda.is/en/siglufjordur/ )

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, coffee houses, swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, whale watching, hiking tours.

The herring era museum http://www.sild.is/en

The folk music centre of Siglufjörður  http://www.folkmusik.is/en/page/en_forsida

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Geothermal areas

Snorralaug

Snorralaug Pool Located in the small Icelandic village of Reykholt in West Iceland and first mentioned in the 12th Century writings of Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241),

Natural attractions

Þórsmörk

Located in the southern Icelandic highlands, Þórsmörk is a valley named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated between the glaciers Tindafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.

Geothermal areas

Holuhraun

Holuhraun Lava Field Holuhraun is a new lava field located north of Vatnajökull glacier and south of lake Askja. It was created by fissure eruptions