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Saudarkrokur hotels mapSaudarkrokur intro. No community in the northwest part of Iceland has a greater population than Saudarkrokur, whose name means 'sheep river hook' in English. The average temperature in this town on northern Iceland's central coast is slightly over 3°C, but rarely falls below -5°C, even during the coldest winter months. All Saudarkrokur hotels have a total of 600 to 700 beds during the summer, and visitors can even bring their sleeping bags to campgrounds or community halls. This town 321kms from Reykjavik has earned its reputation as a sporting community and contains a swimming pool, a golf course, and a new sports hall. Horseback riding is a popular sport in this town, which is also called Krokurinn, and equestrians from around the world take part in the area's annual equestrian festival. Workshops for machines and woodworking are part of the local museum, and the regional archives rank among the most detailed of any Icelandic community. The Tindastoll ski slopes are just 15kms away from this town.