6 Things to Do in Saudarkrokur That You Shouldn't Miss

October 27, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Saudarkrokur in Iceland, from Europe region, is best know for Hot Springs & Geysers. Discover best things to do in Saudarkrokur with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Grettislaug

Reykjastrandarvegur | Reykjastrond, Saudarkrokur, Iceland +354 821 0090
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Grettislaug

Reviewed By paola c

Inexpensive and really warm. A great view with all the artic sterns nesting around. Service is basic but price is also really low

2. Iceland Horse Tours

Helluland, Saudarkrokur 551, Iceland
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5 based on 34 reviews

Iceland Horse Tours

At our farm Helluland in the north of Iceland we offer ridinglessons and horse tours. It does not matter whether you are beginners or advanced riders, whether you come alone or as a group, and you can also choose between short and long tours - we will design a trip tailored according to your individual needs!

Reviewed By Zcharpay

We had a 2hr ride with IcelandHorseTours, they did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. No issues whatsoever despite our total lack of horse riding experience. The scenery was great on the tour, and the staff (and steeds) were very friendly. Remember...MoreThank you so much for these nice words! It is good to know that you had a great time! :)

3. Puffin and Friends

Adalgata 26, Saudarkrokur 550, Iceland +354 892 7707
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5 based on 16 reviews

Puffin and Friends

Reviewed By Tam P

I went with my 14 year old son and we both "had a blast." The tour guide talked about the need for environmental respect--an important message for all ages--and discussed the wonder of the polar bear and puffin. I left with so much knowledge and respect for this part of the world. The cinematography was simply phenomenal; the prices were very reasonable in comparison to other touristy options in Iceland and overall, great experience.

4. Tannery Visitor Centre

Borgarmyri 5, Saudarkrokur 550, Iceland +354 512 8025
Excellent
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4 based on 16 reviews

Tannery Visitor Centre

Reviewed By Lucy_Ott0 - Nashville, Tennessee

The Tannery Visitor Centre is located in Sauðárkrókur, north Iceland, in the only tannery in Europe which makes fish leather. The Visitor Centre provides visitors with an unusual way to experience the tannery and its products: guided tours of the actual tannery, where fish-skin is expertly processed to make high-quality leather.
At the Visitor Centre, leather goods made from the tannery’s products by outstanding designers and craftspeople are offered for sale, right next door to the tannery where the leather is made. Leathers and hides can also be purchased here, direct from the tannery, along with first-hand information about the products.
Fish leather from Atlantic Leather has caught the imagination of internationally-known fashion houses and brands such as Prada, Dior and Nike. Come to the Tannery Visitor Centre to learn more about this unique material.

5. Drangey Island

Saudarkrokur 551, Iceland +354 821 0090
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4 based on 17 reviews

Drangey Island

Reviewed By pedrofjmk - Toronto, Canada

This was the highlight of our trip before we even started it. We were traveling the north of Iceland this time around, and were aiming to see as much wildlife as possible, without traveling in the summer. The last week of May was perfect. Granted, the puffins arrived en mass the week after we left, but we saw plenty of them still, as well as a lot of other birds. The tour starts in a private property developed for tourists by Heigi and Viggo's father. This is fully a family outfit, and that's what was so charming about it. The boat ride to Drangey takes about 30 minutes in good weather conditions. Stepping in and out of the boat can be tricky for people with less physical ability, but oh is it ever worth it!! The island was partly covered on the way there, so the treat was at the top. The climb has 3 stages. The first one is a steep rock/dirt climb, with a rope to help you up. For experience climbers, easy-peasy. For kids, elderly, or folks in not so good shape, it's the first warning for what's coming next. There is a first stop at the top of this phase of the climb, and already there the island looks gorgeous. Stage 2 starts off much milder, but soon we start to wrap around a large boulder, and when the rope turns into a metal rail, all you can do is grab on dearly. The path is really narrow and slippery, and I'm sure people with vertigo find it terrifying. I would suggest bringing your own safety clips if you have some and are afraid of heights. That said, if you're not, this is again really easy. Once you're past that, stage 3 starts - and that's an even steeper climb, but this time with steps carved on the dirt, and eventually a metal ladder to take you the last few meters to the top. Up there, the view is incredible. By the time we arrived, the weather had cleared and the views of Skafjordur were stupendous. A special treat for us was that other than another couple, our small group included an entire Icelandic family in wool sweaters. It felt like we were part of a family hike. The guide, Heigi (the youngest generation of the family) was extremely friendly, and like a true Viking, explained everything there was to know about old local legends and about getting eggs off a nest, hunting for birds, etc. He's fun, takes good care of the group. and makes sure everyone is alright. This was, by far, the nicest organized tour we've done in Iceland, after multiple visits.

6. Minjahusid

Adalgata 16b, Saudarkrokur 550, Iceland +354 453 6173

Minjahusid (The Heritage House) in Saudarkrokur houses a permanent exhibition featuring various workshops of local craftsmen dating to the early 20th century. It is also the venue for the museum’s temporary Exhibitions. At the Minjahus you also find an information centre for tourists.

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