town in Northeast Constituency, Iceland

Siglufjörður is in North Iceland.

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Between 1900 and 1960 Siglufjörður was prominent in fishing for herring. Although many North Iceland towns where active in fishing for herring at the time, the effects of the herring fisheries where most prominent in Siglufjörður. To begin with herring was salted, but later on an dedicated factory was built. The remnants of this era can be seen in the local herring fishery museum. After the herring era, the factory was changed to process other types of seafood.

The town is the setting of both Ragnar Jónasson's Nordic Noir "dark Iceland" novels and much of the first two seasons of Icelandic Nordic Noir series "Trapped", which was shot here, in Reykjavik and in Seyðisfjörður

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

The nearest airport with scheduled flights is in Akureyri. From there bus number 78 can be taken to get to Siglufjörður or alternatively it is possible to drive north along road one and then turn right into road 82 through the Héðinsfjarðargöng tunnel to Siglufjörður.

By carEdit

Siglufjörður can be reached from any parts of the country by turning into the ring road, road 1. From there two routes are possible, an east and west route.

On the west route, coming from West Iceland, turn into road 76, this crossing is several kilometers after the town of Varmahlíð. This road will go all the way to Siglufjörður, going through Strákagöng along the way.

On the east route, coming from East Iceland, turn into road 82, this crossing is several kilometers after the city of Akureyri. This road will go all the way to Siglufjörður, going through Héðinsfjarðargöng along the way.

  • 1 Strákagöng (Strákar tunnel). The tunnel that has been the connection to the outside world since its opening in the 1960s    
  • 2 Héðinsfjarðargöng (Héðinsfjörður Tunnel). A tunnel opened in 2010 to connect to nearby Ólafsfjörður which ultimately led to the merger of the two municipalities under the name "Fjallabyggð" ("mountain settlement")    

Get aroundEdit

No bus system is present within Siglufjörður. Walking around is reccomended as the longest walking distance is 2.2 kilometers.

 
Map of Siglufjörður

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