Skagaströnd

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Skagaströnd (GPS 65°49’22.89″N  20°18’16.16″W) is a village in North Iceland, on the west side of peninsula Skagi. The population is 480 and the distance to Reykjavík is 263 km ( 163 miles ).

Accommodation

A list of cottages, hostel, camping site can be found at :  (http://tjalda.is/en/skagastrond/ ) .

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, coffee house, swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, waymarked hiking trails. An interesting museum, The Museum of prophecies- http://www.sagatrail.is/en/museums/museum-of-prophecies/

Annual festival

Skaginn

The town festival “ Skagginn” takes place every year in the middle of August. There is a wide range of activities for the whole family including barbecues, art exhibition, disco, sea swimming, outdoor market, and much more.

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Natural attractions

Ljósastapi (The Elephant)

Ljósastapi (The Elephant) Located at the north eastern side of Vopnafjörður fjord is Skjólfjörur beach. It  has a rocky shore with unique colourful stones. Note

Waterfalls

Hafragilsfoss

Located in the river Jokulsar a fjollum in the north east of Iceland, a part of Jokulsargljufur,  the largest canyon in Iceland. Further  downstream to the

Geothermal areas

Námafjallahverir

Located in North East Iceland, close to Lake Mývatn, in the foothills of the volcanic mountain Námafjall, is the geothermal area of Hverarönd or Hverir.