Fljót, the home of Soti Lodge, a region characterized by its proximity to the Arctic Ocean and its remoteness from other regions in North Iceland, is the cradle of skiing in Iceland. It boasts a mountain range unlike any other, and as it was long unconnected by roads to other parts of the country, locals hiked the mountain passes during the summer as means of visiting their neighboring regions and towns and traversed the same route on skis during the winter.
Skagafjörður is the cradle of Icelandic horsemanship. A thriving agricultural area, it is renowned for horse breeding. It is also seeped in history, the main setting of the 13th century civil war that shook the country to its core, and the mysterious islands are rich in history and folklore.
Siglufjörður, the herring heritage town, is on the tip of the Troll peninsula toe, about half an hours drive from Soti lodge. It boast excellent alpine ski slopes, the Herring Museum and even a renowned local chocolatier!