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Saudarkrokur is a small town in northern Iceland, located on the shore of the Skagafjörður fjord. It has a population of around 2,000 people and is the largest town in the Skagafjörður region.

Saudarkrokur is known for its beautiful natural landscape, with snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys. It is home to the Hraunhafnarfjall mountain, which rises to a height of 1,065 meters and has a spectacular view of the surrounding area.

The town was founded in the late 19th century and has a long history of fishing and trading. In the early 20th century, it was an important trading port and served as a major hub for the herring industry. The herring industry was so important to the local economy that it was nicknamed “the Herring Capital of the North”.

Saudarkrokur is also known for its historical sites and monuments, including the ruins of the old church of Saudarkrokur, which was built in the 13th century. The ruins are now a popular tourist attraction.

The town is also known for its annual festivals, such as the Herring Festival, which celebrates the town’s herring industry, and the Skagafjörður Festival, which celebrates the region’s culture and history.

Saudarkrokur is a beautiful and peaceful town, and its history and culture make it an interesting place to visit. Its natural beauty and historical sites make it a great destination for those looking to explore the culture and history of northern Iceland.

Excursion tips for a day in Saudarkrokur

As a tourist in Saudarkrokur, Iceland, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in a single day:

1. Take a scenic drive along the beautiful coastline of the Skagafjörður fjord.

2. Visit the Saudarkrokur Heritage Museum to learn about the town's history.

3. Explore the nearby Hvítanes Nature Reserve, a protected area of wetlands and wildlife.

4. Go fishing in the nearby rivers and lakes for Arctic char, salmon, and trout.

5. Take a leisurely stroll along the nearby Skagafjörður coastline.

6. Visit the local hot springs and take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters.

7. Enjoy a unique dining experience at one of the local restaurants.

8. Go whale watching in the nearby fjords and spot humpback whales, dolphins, and other marine life.

9. Take part in a guided tour of the area and learn about the local culture and history.

10. Go bird watching and spot some of the local species such as the Arctic tern, puffin, and razorbill.

Experience Saudarkrokur with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Saudarkrokur. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur in Iceland is characterised by a cool temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 18°C during the day, while the average winter temperature is around 0°C. Snow is common between October and April, with the coldest months being December and January. In spring, temperatures start to warm up and the days start to get longer, while autumn is usually mild and dry. The city experiences very little rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and November.

Cruise weather for Saudarkrokur

Our weather forecast for Saudarkrokur helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: -6.4 °C
min: -7.6 °C
9.7 m/s
20.2 m/s
18.0 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,024 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: -7.1 °C
min: -8.7 °C
8.2 m/s
15.4 m/s
21.4 %
24.1 m
68.3 %
1,023 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: -8.5 °C
min: -10.2 °C
11.2 m/s
18.7 m/s
30.6 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,021 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: -10.3 °C
min: -10.9 °C
13.0 m/s
14.4 m/s
2.8 %
24.1 m
71.4 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: -9.9 °C
min: -10.4 °C
9.0 m/s
8.6 m/s
37.5 %
23.7 m
66.6 %
1,017 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: -7.5 °C
min: -9.7 °C
7.9 m/s
7.6 m/s
99.5 %
21.2 m
83.7 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: -4.9 °C
min: -7.5 °C
11.2 m/s
10.8 m/s
100.0 %
21.6 m
82.7 %
1,001 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: -4.9 °C
min: -7.3 °C
10.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
59.5 %
22.9 m
86.0 %
1,002 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: -5.2 °C
min: -7.3 °C
15.1 m/s
18.8 m/s
98.4 %
21.6 m
84.1 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 1.6 °C
min: -5 °C
17.6 m/s
24.1 m/s
100.0 %
23.1 m
77.2 %
1,004 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 4.9 °C
min: -0.1 °C
28.1 m/s
60.8 m/s
82.2 %
19.1 m
89.1 %
980 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 2.2 °C
min: 0.6 °C
18.7 m/s
30.4 m/s
99.9 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
981 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 2.4 °C
min: 0 °C
25.2 m/s
47.5 m/s
91.4 %
23.0 m
86.4 %
976 hPa

Cruises to Saudarkrokur

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Scheduled ship calls in Saudarkrokur, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Venture 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am

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