Explore the breathtaking Arctic coastline and Trollaskagi Peninsula by booking this six-hour guided tour from Akureyri. Those eager to take the road less traveled and experience coastal life along Eyjafjordur Fjord should book this tour now.
The excursion follows part of the Arctic Coast Way, Iceland’s northernmost tourist route. Its total length is 560 miles (900 kilometers), covering 21 quaint fishing villages and several stunning fjords. Today you'll experience a slice of this lesser-known drive well away from the masses.
Your driver will pick you up from Akureyri city to begin a journey along the Eyjafjordur coastline to Siglufjordur Fjord. Marvel at the mountains hovering above and the sea stretched out in front of you as you relax along this scenic route.
Take your time to enjoy nature with a stroll along a black sand beach in Olafsfjordur Village. It’s easy to feel a sense of peace and calm as you unwind into a slower pace of life. Olafsfjordur is a very tranquil place, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Your next stop is in Siglufjordur fishing village, where the famous Icelandic TV series “Trapped” is filmed. Siglufjordur boasts a lovely seaside setting, plus a few museums and restaurants. It has around 1300 people and is the northernmost town on the mainland. Here you will eat a delicious lunch and learn about the town’s history.
The tour continues from the Trollaskagi Peninsula back down the Eyjafjordur coastline, stopping at Dalvik and Hjalteyri villages. Dalvik is a charming fishing port with hills and mountains rising behind it and the calm waters of Eyjafjordur in front.
In tiny Hjalteyri, you'll visit the old herring factory. Though herring was once essential to this community, the factory closed in 1966 when the herring disappeared from the fishing grounds. Even so, fishing and the drying of fishheads remain the local economy’s mainstay.
Get ready for the perfect finish to your sightseeing tour with a divine hot tub soak in Hauganes village before your driver takes you back to Akureyri. These beachfront hot pots are temptingly warm and boast stunning views across the waterfront.
Relax and let your muscle tension melt away while enjoying nature. Make sure you try the unique boat hot pot, and if you want to cool off, take a splash in the sea!
Don’t miss this scenic six-hour excursion along the Arctic coastline and Trollaskagi Peninsula for an authentic taste of Icelandic coastal life off the beaten track. Check availability now by choosing a date.