Siglufjörður

North, Iceland
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Siglufjörður is a small fishing town in a narrow fjord by the same name on the northern coast of Iceland. With 1300 inhabitants, the town is an active fishing community and has endless opportunities for outdoor activities. The ski resort lies at the edge of the town and locals are adept at cross-country skiing. The town is very beautiful, with colourful houses, museums and a very large harbour area with interesting viewpoints and scenery. Tall mountains tower all around the fjord, giving it a distinctive character and adding beauty to this active town. In 2010, a tunnel was built over to the town of Ólafsfjörður, making this location easier to reach from Akureyri and the whole area more accessible.

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Accessibility

There is a good, paved road that leads to Siglufjörður. The road from Akureyri is way better than the one from Sauðárkrókur, which is high, narrow and lies along dangerous cliffs.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Nearest hospital is in Akureyri, 77 km away. Many hotels, restaurants and other services are available in Siglufjörður.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 1 km
Shopping
< 1 km

Permits

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You need a permit from Siglufjörður municipality and local owners, depending on where you film.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are many options for large basecamps in the area. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The mountains on each side are steep. The area is very snowy in wintertime and a moderate risk of avalanches.

Visitors

Siglufjörður is very popular, both in summer and winter. There are excellent hotels and lots of activities in this booming little town. Siglufjörður also hosts many cultural events and has a large fishing heritage museum that is very popular.

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