Skagafjörður is a deep bay in northern
Iceland and is about 24 miles long and 9 miles wide, situated between Tröllaskagi to the east and the Skagi Peninsula to the west. This is one of Iceland's most prosperous agricultural
regions, with widespread dairy and sheep farming in addition to the horse
breeding for which the district is famed.
There are three islands in the bay: Málmey, Drangey and Lundey. The bay is located in a submerged glacial valley,
which is continued southwards by a plain in which lies the delta of the
These purple wild flowers must be their national flowers, because we saw these growing everywhere around the country. After taking this photo, MJ and I stayed at a hotel in the valley area just south of here. To see the photo of our hotel and a sunset from this valley/bay, click HERE.