You will find beautiful horses all over the Skagafjörður region which is also well-known for locations of historical interest dating as far back as from the time of the Vikings and cultural centres containing mementoes from the past such as Hólar and Glaumbær.
Sauðárkrókur is the biggest town in Skagafjörður and there are about 3000 residents living in Sauðárkrókur but there are about 4800 residents in all of Skagafjörður.
The people in Sauðárkrókur make their living from fishing, varied industry and all kinds of service is ever growing. There is a collage in Sauðárkrókur which has about 500 students.
Hofsós is a small village in the eastern part of Skagafjörður and the residents there make their living mainly from fishing. The Tourist Infomation Center is on the other hand placed in Varmahlíð – not far away from Vindheimamelar.