Scenic 6-Hour Arctic Coastline and Trollskagi Peninsula Tour from Akureyri
Enjoy North Iceland's pristine beauty on this six-hour guided tour of the Arctic coastline and Trollaskagi peninsula, also called the Troll peninsula. Travelers keen to visit charming fishing villages rich in culture and natural beauty should book this tour now.
Your driver will pick you up upon request from your accommodation in Akureyri. You'll head north along the picturesque Eyjafjordur fjord, taking in spectacular vistas of mountains and pristine waters.
Eyjafjordur fjord is one of the best destinations for spotting over ten whale species. It's Iceland's longest fjord, located on the east side of the Trollaskagi peninsula and part of Iceland's Arctic coastline. Today's tour takes you to the peninsula's tip, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the area's treasures.
The Trollaskagi peninsula is renowned for its exceptional natural beauty. Mountains and fjords offer breathtaking views in this much-loved trekking area, and glaciers have carved out deep valleys on the peninsula. Today, rivers flow through the valleys, creating a picture-perfect landscape.
Quaint towns and villages offer a taste of local life for visitors. Travelers can also visit folk museums showcasing the history of this culturally-rich area.
You'll drive through Dalvik and Olafsfjordur fishing villages on this tour. After Norwegian fishers flocked to Dalvik for its abundant herring population, the village soon became the country's third-largest herring port.
Olafsfjordur experienced a similar economy and population surge for the same reason. Today the herring are gone, but fishing is still the town's primary industry.
This tour stops at a gorgeous black sand beach on the way to Siglufjordur, a historic fishing town at the top of the peninsula. Siglufjordur is one of Trollaskagi's most popular towns for visitors.
The TV series 'Trapped' was filmed there, but it's perhaps most famous as the location of the Herring Era Museum. This award-winning museum showcases how fisheries sustained the population before the country's development.
On the drive back to Akureyri, the tour stops in tiny Hauganes village. Home to around 140 people, the area has sheltered farmers for centuries, although houses weren't built until the late 1800s.
You'll have time to enjoy a tempting warm soak in the Hauganes hot tubs. These thermal baths boast an idyllic coastal location close to the water's edge. Relax and take in the scenic fjord views, then dip in the cool seawater, the perfect contrast to the warmth of your hot pot.
This tour finishes with a delicious restaurant meal in Hauganes before your driver takes you back to Akureyri.
By booking this six-hour tour, you can discover the magical Trollaskagi peninsula with its gorgeous fishing villages, phenomenal vistas, and fjord hot tubs. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Itinerary changes might happen with short notice.