Sauðárkrókur is the biggest town in the north west part of Iceland with around 2600 inhabitants. The town is located in the Skagafjördur fjord and a part of the Skagafjörður municipality. Next village to the north east is Hofsós about 36 km away and Varmahlíð village to the south about 24 km away.
Sauðárkrókur is a fishing town with fish processing but it also serving the agriculture in the area, the biggest company there is Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga (KS) who controls a lot of the service in the area. Sauðárkrókur has a open view to the North Atlantic ocean to the North, with the islands Drangey and Þórðarhöfði known from Grettissaga (The Saga of Grettir). Grettissaga is one of the most known saga in Iceland, with Grettir the Strong playing the main role in the story.
Drangey island is the home of the puffin and many other seabirds, it is possible to do a sailing around the island from Reykir outside of Sauðárkrókur. Atlantic Leather, a fish leather production company is located in Sauðarárkrókur, it is nice to stop by and see how they transform fish leather into amazing leather products.
Tourism has been growing in Sauðárkrókur like many other places in Iceland and offers good accommodation and restaurants, it is a good place to stay for exploring the north west part of Iceland. Sauðárkrókur has also Folk museum and the Icelandic horse exhibition.
Sauðárkrókur: 65°44'27.7"N 19°38'22.9"W
Population: Around 2600
Distance from Reykjavik: About 285 km
Service: Restaurants & Café, Post office, Hospital, Bank, Grocery store and Gas station
Accommodation: Hotels, Hostel, Guesthouse, Bed & Breakfast, Cottages and Camping ground