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A tasty visit to the Kaldi craft beer Brewery in Árskógssandur in Eyjafjörður fjord

By Sara McMahon

  • Kaldi's brewery is located in Eyjafjörður fjord, north Iceland. Photo/Rúnar Þór

  • Kaldi produces very popular seasonal craft beers. Photo/Rúnar Þór

The micro brewery Bruggsmiðjan, located in the small town of Árskógssandur, offers guided tours around the brewery.


The micro brewery Bruggsmiðjan is located in the small town of Árskógssandur in the north of Iceland. The brewery was founded by husband and wife Ólafur Þröstur Ólafsson and Agnes Sigurðardóttir in 2005. Over the past years Kaldi beer has become a favourite among beer connoisseurs, both local and international.

Bruggsmiðjan offers guided tours around the brewery and according to Ólafur Þröstur they receive around eight to ten thousand guests annually. The tour, which lasts about an hour, begins with a taste of the brewery‘s products, then the guide will explain the brewing techniques and give an introduction to the factory‘s history. „Most of our guests are Icelandic, German, Danish and English. The guided tours are a big part of what we do here – although most of them take place during weekends so as not to interfere too much with the production,“ Ólafur Þröstur explains. Tours can be booked via email or phone. Admission is 1500 krónur for adults.

Visit the Kaldi website here.




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