Skagafjordur fjord is an area central to Icelandic history and culture. It is the site of significant events during the 13th century civil war and of key cultural developments in the centuries afterwards.
Nowadays it's one of Iceland's most prosperous agricultural regions, with widespread dairy and sheep farming in addition to the horse breeding for which the area is famed. You might not believe this, but horses outnumber people in the area. There are quite many farms in Skagafjordur that offer horse shows and horse riding tours. It's the ideal place to get acquainted with the versatile qualities of the Icelandic horse in its natural surroundings
There are several large glacial rivers in Skagafjörður that are ideal for river rafting.