Directions to north Iceland

If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you will find everything about how to get to Iceland here.

Information about transportation in Iceland you will find here.

Directions from Reykjavík to Sauđárkrókur

The main route: follow Highway 1 from Reykjavík to Varmahlíđ in Skagafjörđur. At the crossroads in front of the petrol station in Varmahlíđ you drive straight ahead along road no. 75, Sauđárkróksbraut. After about 24km, take a left turn into Sauđárkrókur.

An alternative route from Blönduós to Sauđárkrókur: About 1.5km outside Blönduós, take a left turn onto Skagastrandarvegur (road no. 74). Drive straight on for about 6.8km, until you see a sign saying Ţverárfjallsvegur (no. 744). Turn right and continue on this road to Sauđárkrókur, which is about 38 km away.

Travelling from Akureyri to Sauđárkrókur you can choose one of two routes.

The shortest route is around 120km and takes about an hour and a half to drive. Keep to Highway 1 until you come to the crossroads at Varmahlíđ. Turn right along road no. 75, Sauđárkróksbraut. From this point you are only about 24km from Sauđárkrókur.

From Akureyri to Sauđárkrókur via Siglufjörđur

The distance between Akureyri and Sauđárkrókur is 173 km, travelling via Tröllaskagi (through Dalvík, Ólafsfjörđur and Siglufjörđur). There are three toll-free tunnels on this route. As you leave Akureyri (by Lónsbakki), drive for around 8km along Highway 1 until you reach the crossroads where you turn right onto Ólafsfjarđarvegur (road no. 84). At this point you are 34km from Dalvík. Distances between towns on this route: Dalvík – Ólafsfjörđur 18 km (through the Ólafsfjarđargöng tunnel). Ólafsfjörđur – Siglufjörđur 17km (through the Héđinsfjarđargöng tunnel). Siglufjörđur – Sauđárkrókur 95 km  (through the Strákagöng tunnel). 

If you are travelling in Iceland (especially September-May) we would strongly advise you to check road conditions and weather conditions every day, before you start your trip. 

Travel safely in Iceland


Arctic Hotels

Kirkjutorg 3 | 550 Sauđárkrókur | Iceland 

Mikligarđur Guesthouse | Tel.: (+354) 453-6880

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