The northwest region covers a large part of the northern coast of Iceland. It is a harsh and wild land with mountains crossed by plains. There are a dozen or so towns with several dozen to around a thousand inhabitants.
The largest city and capital of the region is Sauðárkrókur located on the deep fjord Skagafjörður. There is a small living museum, Minjahúsið, where you can learn the traditional crafts and folk culture of this part of the island.
The region has one of the most important historical places in Iceland, Holar, which has been the seat of the bishopric since the 11th century. The church standing here dates back to the 18th century. There are also archaeological sites around the city, and in August one of the country's largest historical festivals takes place here.
The northwestern part of Iceland is a region where you can admire the small fishing settlements picturesquely located above the fjords and the wild and empty mountains with numerous waterfalls.