Postcard from Iceland #3 | The North West

I’m conscious that it’s now several months since our summer visit to Iceland and that I stalled after sharing just two ‘postcards’. I’ve been processing more of the images from the trip and decided to resume the series; better late than never!

We didn’t have time on this trip to include the Western Fjords that jut up and out of the island’s North West corner. Instead we loosely followed the main ring road in a clockwise loop. After a little city break in Reykjavik our first port of call was Stykkishólmur, for the Viking Sushi Boat Excursion. From there we continued Westwards, choosing the most scenic roads wherever possible.

Stykkishólmur – Grundarfjörður – Sauðárkrókur

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I loved this artwork on a seafood processing factory in Sauðárkrókur.

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Grundarfjörður was the least attractive stop of our itinerary, indeed it was really just a handy overnight between Stykkishólmur and Sauðárkrókur. I can’t recommend it.

In Sauðárkrókur we stayed at Hótel Tindastóll which claims to be Iceland’s oldest hotel, dating from 1884. It’s also one if Iceland’s oldest timber houses and has been sympathetically renovated. We stayed in one of the large rooms in the original building, which are quite charming if a little gloomy on the lighting front.

There’s not much to see in Sauðárkrókur but we enjoyed a short walk around the harbour area and into town. There are a couple of nice restaurants, a decent cafe bakery and a good bar in which to end an evening.

 

See my other Iceland postcards.

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10 Comments to "Postcard from Iceland #3 | The North West"

  1. Anwer Ashif

    Though I wish to go Iceland, I won’t. I have a lot of health issue. Is Iceland always cold?

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    kaveyeats

    No, not at all. The name Iceland is quite a misnomer, I often think Greenland and Iceland were named the wrong way round. In the summer, Iceland is sunny and pretty warm.

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