Siglufjordur hotel and harbor from above. Image: Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson
TEXT: Larissa Kyzer PHOTOS: Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson (this image) and Larissa Kyzer

Secret Siglo

Larissa Kyzer explores one of North Iceland’s destinations less travelled.

“People don’t end up here accidentally.” Or so I’m told upon my arrival in Siglufjordur, the northernmost village on the Trollaskagi peninsula in North Iceland. On this beautiful morning in early March, there’s not a cloud in sight, and I’m gazing across a glittering fjord at a mountain that looks like it was dipped in powdered sugar, as sunlight skips back and forth across the water and alights upon multicoloured houses perched like Easter eggs behind me.

Opening weekend at Blafjoll ski resort. Photo: Roman Gerasymenko

Snow business

Sensational ski destinations in Iceland and Greenland

Before I came to Iceland, my only snow-sporting skills were making snow angels and snowmen, and throwing (and dodging) snowballs. Less than 48 hours after landing, I had traded my winter coat and boots for a snowsuit and a set of skis…

Connecting the North