Hotel SiglunesThe guesthouse is located on the north coast of Iceland, in the small seaside town of Siglufjörður.
The guesthouse is located on the north coast of Iceland, in the small seaside town of Siglufjörður, a short drive (approximately one hour) from both Akureyri and Sauðárkrókur.
The guesthouse is located in the heart of the town, on Lækjargata 10 (see map above).
In Aðalgata (Main Street) and surrounding the harbour you will find cafes and restaurants, a bakery, pharmacy, post office, various shops and a gallery. The information center is located in the public library at the town hall (Radhus).
Known for it’s great winters and mild weather, Siglufjörður is the northernmost town in Iceland at the tip of a fjord, surrounded by towering mountains. The town is most famous for having been the Capital of the North Atlantic Herring Fishery from 1903-1965, flourishing as a vibrant centre of culture in the north of Iceland.
Over the past few years the area known as Fjallabyggð, which includes the villages Ólafsfjörður and Siglufjörður, has enjoyed impressive growth within it’s coastal culture – in the preservation of it’s national heritage and with the expansion of it’s tourist facilities. In October 2010 the two towns of Ólafsfjörður and Siglufjörður were finally joined by 10 km (7+ 3) long tunnels through the beautiful, formerly isolated, Héðinsfjörður. The two tunnels shorten travel times significantly by bus or car, and the drive includes majestic views of the mountains and towns.