Haf og Land (Sailing in Skagafjordur) is a sailing tour company located in Hofsós, in Skagafjördur, North Iceland. The company offers tours for everyone, customized upon request, to offer an amazing and unforgettable experience onboard. Sailing Tours, Sea Angling Tours, as well as Bird Watching and Kayak Tours are available from May to October. In the Summer Time, we provide special tours to observe the Midnight Sun! The company is run by Ingvar Daði Jóhannsson, a passionate Icelander who has made a career out of his passion and whose main interest is to show people the best of the area and make them have a memorable time. Ingvar’s boat can welcome 19 people, keeping it intimate.
Hofsós is a pittoresque village lying on the east coast of Skagafjörður, which is known as one of the oldest trading ports of Iceland, dated from the 16th Century. Right by the harbour is located the Icelandic Emigration Center, which commemorates Icelandic emigrants to North America and encourages connections between their descendants. A few steps away stands Hofsós not-to-be-missed swimming pool. Built on a hill above the ocean, it offers a priceless view over the Greenland Sea, as well as on the other side of Skagafjördur.
THE VILLAGE SURROUNDINGS
Hofsós area offers unique geological features like a time travel to the past eruptions. The coast is mainly known for its beautiful basaltic columns, whose size depends on the rate of cooling of the basaltic lava. One of the highlights of the trips is the observation of a very unique natural phenomenon in the cliffs here. We cannot wait to show you! The tours are also the perfect opportunity to explore Þórðarhöfði, a headland – once a volcano – that is only connected to mainland by two low gravel banks, making it a unique place for bird life and fish diversity. The hiking lovers can enjoy a walk around Höfðavatn lake, the largest lake of the fjord, or to the top of Þórðarhöfði, where the reward is a magnificent view over Drangey and Malmey islands.
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