History and Nature of Troll-Peninsula
Tour ID: IN 13
Tour Duration: 9-10 hours
Welcome to the unforgettable landscape of North Iceland, also known as “the Icelandic Alps”. Whether you believe in old Icelandic tales or not, you definitely will understand why the Troll Peninsula is believed to be home to numerous giant trolls. Visit its striking deep valleys surrounded by impressive mountain ranges. Scattered across the peninsula are also many famous historical and cultural sites which are mentioned in old Icelandic folk legends.
- Hraundrangi peak
- Turf farmhouse at Glaumbær folk museum
- Hólar cathedral - the oldest stone church in Iceland
- Hofsós fishing village
- Mountains of Tröllaskagi (The Troll peninsula)
- Panoramic view of Hrísey Island in Eyjafjörður
4th March - 31st October 2018
Prices per person: ISK 29.500
Minimum: 2 persons
Included in the price
- Transfer, local guide, herring museum, kaldi beer presitasion, pick up from your accommodation in Akureyri
This trip starts from Akureyri town. We’ll start by driving over the mountain road in Öxnardalur valley, to one of the most amazing sites on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, Hjaltadalur valley.
There stands the Hólar Cathedral, a bishop’s seat from the medieval and historic times, along with a beautiful turf house, surrounded by amazing nature. From Hólar, we drive to Hofsós village and visit the old Canadian fishing harbour and beautiful houses built during the occupation in the second world war. There is also a fantastic view to the three islands out on Skagafjörður bay.
From Hofsós it time to head out again. This time we will drive to Siglufjörður, the herring town. On the way, you will have opportunities for amazing photography in this stunning nature, well worth the stop. When we arrive in Siglufjörður we’ll take a good stop for lunch break and to get to know the history of that town a little better while enjoying what this beautiful area has to offer.
After our time in Siglufjörður it time to get going, and now it is time to drive to Árskógssandur, a small fishing village with an amazing view over Eyjafjörður bay and Hrísey island. There we’ll stop for more than just the view! Árskógssandur is the first local microbrewery in Iceland, and home to the lager Kaldi. There we will take a moment to enjoy a little presentation from the brewery, and enjoy a cold one.
Afterwards, it is time to drive back to Akureyri and have a cosy evening in the shadow of Súlur peak. Enjoy all the hidden trails the north has to offer! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.