At Skagaströnd you will find the natural beauty of varied landscapes and vegetation everywhere you look. You will witness the grandeur of Spákonufell that towers over the town. There are staked out walking trails on the mountain so you can experience the majestic power of the mountain firsthand.

The cultural life at Nes Artist Residency where artists develop their craft inspires locals and travelers alike. If you are lucky you can pop in at Nes and see what the artists are up to – who knows you might end up as a muse!

Spákonufellshöfði promontory, usually known as the Cape, is a popular outdoor recreational area and suitable for those who don´t dare tackle the mountain. There is a choice of marked walking trails along the cape, and information signs give details on the flora and bird life of the area.

For those intrigued by folklore and fairy tales, you might want to go on a hunt to find the sculpture of Jón Árnason one of the greatest collectors of folk narrative in Europe. His features have been immortalized in bronze and positioned on one of the trails on the Cape. You might also find the minuscule gate and bridge that artist Reiner Fest gifted to the town of Skagaströnd intended in part for the mythical creature inhabiting the Cape.

Skagaströnd has a great golf course that boasts of breathtaking views over Húnaflói and over to Strandir. The view is so spectacular that even if your golf game is not up to par it won’t even make a dent in the experience!

In town, there is an attractive camping site with excellent facilities and a swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the vast ocean.

Our latest attraction is the small fishing harbor that is usually full of life; locals on strolls, artist on the hunt for inspiration, and our happy sailors coming or going on their colorful boats.

Skagaströnd – where everyone is always welcome.

Tidal movement1.2 m
Length120 m
Draft6 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restrictions
Type of bottomHard bottom
Minimum depth18-20 m
Distance from anchorage to tender pier0,2 nm
Waste handlingYes
Fresh waterYes
Pilot channel12
Emergency channel16
Medical emergencyYes
ISPS approvedNo
Ship tendersNo
Crew facilitiesNo
Shuttle servicesYes, if ordered in advance
Excursion busesYes
Public transportationNo
Rental carsYes
Terminal building for passengersNo
Tourist informationYes
Local currencyISK
Currency exchangeYes
Internet accessNo
Guide serviceYes
City mapsYes
Public telephonesNo
City centreWithin 1 km
Airport54 km to Alexanders airport, 164 km to Akureyri airport, and 310 km to Keflavík airport

Contact info

Contact personAlexandra Jóhannesdóttir
MobileTel: +354 455-2700 / Mobile: +354 848 0862