The fishing hamlet of Hofsós, halfway up Skagafjörður’s eastern shore, was a trading post as far back at the 1500s. Later it became a launching point for many of Iceland’s emigrants to North America.

Some of the town’s 18th century buildings are well preserved, and others replicate a similar style, giving Hofsós an appealing olden-days quality.

We recommend visiting the town’s local swimming pool, which is located on the cliff tops with spectacular views across Skagafjörður Fjord to Mt. Tindastóll.