Historic Hike from Siglufjordur | The Siglufjardarskard Pass

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Siglufjörður, Iceland
6 hours
English, Icelandic
Aug. - Sep.
Minimum age


Trek through the magical landscapes around Siglufjordur and discover the history of this fascinating area by booking this Siglufjardaskard hike. Any with a decent level of fitness hoping to appreciate north Iceland’s culture and history should not hesitate to arrange this tour.

You will start by meeting your seasoned guides in the heart of the town of Siglufjordur. Named after the awe-inspiring fjord it looks over, this settlement and its surroundings are true hidden gems of the region. 

Once you and your small group have gathered, you’ll head to the beautiful farm of Hraun, where the hike begins. From here, you will follow the crumbling old postal route, winding up a spectacular mountain for increasingly breathtaking views of the town and fjord. Once you reach its summit, be sure to grab some incredible photos, which promise to be the envy of your social media friends if taken in good conditions.

You’ll then make your way down the lovely Siglufjardskard Pass, the namesake of this tour until you reach the valley of Skardsdalur, which is renowned for its skiing in winter. You’ll descend from the mountain back towards town using the old ski road, passing through a lovely forested area. 

Considering how much of Iceland is covered in barren lava and grey moss, this makes for a lovely change of landscape. The area reveals how Icelanders are working to restore their nature and protect our planet with newly planted trees. 

As you travel, your seasoned guides will provide a fascinating commentary all about each site's history, folklore, and culture. Your pace will be nice and casual, and the route is largely paved, but the path is around 11 kilometers long and reaches an altitude of 620 meters, so a decent level of fitness and mobility is required.

You’ll finish the journey back in the town of Siglufjordur, where you can say farewell to your guides and continue to enjoy this lovely settlement and region.

Hike through the magical wilderness around Siglufjordur and discover its unique history with the Siglufjardskard hike. Check availability by choosing a date.

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What to bring

Water bottle
Light backpack
Hiking shoes
Waterproof jacket and pants
Warm hat and gloves

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As with all tours in Iceland, this excursion is weather-dependent. In the case of cancellation, it will be rescheduled or, if not possible, refunded.

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