Iceland’s northenmost town, Siglufjörður, is a historic fishing town who’s fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. Although the herring has disappeared, the town bears the distinct imprint of “The Herring Era”. Often called Siglo, the town sits at the heart of the narrow fjord, beneath towering mountains.
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Driving from Reykjavik to Siglufjordur is an adventure in itself. The breathtaking Icelandic scenery is sure to offer some great photo opportunities as you drive through mountain passes and across lava fields. Road conditions between Reykjavik and Siglufjordur are generally excellent but weather conditions might be an issue, particularly during the winter months.
Rental cars can be picked up in various locations around Iceland, including Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik and Akureyri. For further information on rental cars please contact Europcar Iceland.
It is always advised to view road conditions and weather forcast when traveling in Iceland, especially during wintertime.
Information on road conditions around Siglo can be found with the Icelandic Road Administration.
By Public Transport
You can get to Siglufjordur by bus nr. 78 in the public transport system (Strætó). The bus leaves three times a day from Akureyri during the week but only once on Sundays. For further information on busses and schedules see the Strætó website.
Air Iceland flies between Reykjavik and Akureyri 7-14 times each day, depending on the time of year. The flight time is only around 45 minutes and driving from Akureyri to Siglufjordur only an hour more. Total travel time from Reykjavik is less than two hours.
Book your flight at www.airiceland.is/