The rich bird life of the North, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland. Wetlands are important as a habitat for many Icelandic breeding species, and of the Icelandic wetlands which are famed for rich bird life, several of the most renowned are in North West Iceland.
Are you up for some quality social time? Why not make new friends while also getting to know the food culture of the country you’re visiting or even living in. Me and my wife love to meet new people, and tell them about our country Iceland, and our small town Skagaströnd. I love to tell Stories and my wife Erna is amazing cook. The fish is from Húnaflói and the lakes near by. The meat is from local farmers. Dinner, coffe/tea and a break from being a tourist and become one with Icelandic culture. Book a dinner party and enjoy delicious food with us. Best regard, Jon & Erna
A four hours round trip to the top of our beautiful mountain Spákonufell is suitable for everyone that likes nature. In a clear day the view from the top is unbelievable and well wort the effort. Sign the guestbook up there while listening to the story of Thordis the fortuneteller, who was the first settler in the area. On the way up we will stop at one of the hidden peoples homes.
An hours walk on Spákonfellshöfði is an experience that brings you close to the unspoiled nature. Spákonufellshöfði, with all its history and hidden people, is a protected area since 1981. The view over the Húnaflói bay and the mountains on the other side is unique, specially on a calm summer night.
The exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd, who lived there in the late 10th century. A painted tapestry tells the story of Þórdís. Guides lead visitors through the exhibition which features all kinds of interesting information about prophecies and fortune telling. Visitors can have their fortunes told and their palms read on request. Children can examine Þórdís's gold chest, where various interesting things are hidden. We have a great range of Icelandic craft and design. Opening hours: June - Sept. Tuesday - Sunday 13:00-18:00 Closed on Mondays. Opening hours from Sept. - June by arrangement, please contact us by phone. tel: 861 5089 / 452 2726
As being one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland the history of Skagaströnd is very interesting. A one and a half hours walk around the village will shed a light on how life was there in the old times and how it has evolved over time to what it is today.