The Official Travel Guide for Northwest Iceland

Towns & Villages

Picture gallery

Museums & Exhibitions

Historical places

Natural beauty



Hydroelectric Powerstation


Travel service
550 Saudarkrokur:

Camping area
Gamla Posthusid Apartments
Guesthouse Mikligar­ur
Hotel Mikligar­ur
Hotel Tindastˇll
HlÝdarkaup Grocery store
Kaffi Krˇkur
KS super market
Natural Research center
N1 Gas station & shop
Olafshus Restaurant
Saudarkrokur Bakery
Saudarkrokur Golf club
Skagafjordur Heritage Museum
Skiing area Tindastˇll
Swimming pool
The Tannery Visitor Centre

Travel service
551 (rural):

Guesthouse GlŠsibŠr
Homestays in Brenniger­i
Homestays in Gil
Log Cabin Tr÷­
Skagafjordur Heritage Museum
Hofsta­ir Guesthouse
Fjallaskßlar FS


Varmahlid: 24 km
Holar: 31 km
Hofsos: 38 km
Blonduos: 47 km
Skagastrond: 51 km
Laugarbakki: 94 km
Hvammstangi: 105 km

Akureyri: 120 km
Husavik: 211 km
Borgarnes: 216 km
Reykjavik: 290 km

Sau­ßrkrˇkur is the largest urban area in Skagafj÷r­ur. There you can find a primary school, hospital and a health centre and moreover a secondary school which serves the North Western part of Iceland. Krˇkurinn as it is called in day-to-day conversation is known as a sports town and there is a splendid new sports house, a horse riding hall, a swimming pool and skiing slopes on Tindastˇll with 1150 metre long ski lift in 15 km distance from town. At Krˇkurinn you will find a golf course, hotel, guesthouses and all general services such as a post office, banks, shops and restaurants.

There are many kinds of industry to be found at Sau­ßrkrˇkur for example insulation manufacturing factory (Steinullarverksmi­jan) fur skinning factory, fishing industry, creamery, shrimp factory and in addition many small industrial businesses. Furthermore the town has an important service role for the surrounding countryside.

The cultural life of Sau­arkrˇkur is of high quality for example good a drama society, music school and the regional archives of Skagafj÷r­ur - one of the best archives in the country. Many scholars who want peace and quiet in which to conduct their research seek sanctuary at the archives. Furthermore the town has a museum and there are many exhibitions to examine e.g. a machine workshop, a woodworking workshop, a rock exhibition and much more.

In the oven workshop of Ingimundur in Su­urgata, you can see in its original condition an oven workshop on the first floor but there is a flat on the second floor. Therefore many things are to be seen in Sau­ßrkrˇkur and it's worth a visit.

Hvammstangi Blonduos Skagastrond Saudarkrokur Varmahlid Holar Hofsos

Our good neighbors: Strandir