Trollaskagi Coastline

Highlights

• The remarkable Thordarhofdi cape
• Ocean and island views, impressive mountains and charming fishing villages
• Basalt columns and optional swimming at Hofsos
• Charming fishing village of Saudarkrokur
• Turf houses and churches at the Glaumbaer farm and Vidmyrarkirkja
• Optional: the historical site of Holar
• Optional: Drive back along the Eyjafjordur coast

8 hours
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More about the Tour

The often overlooked Trollaskagi (peninsula of the Trolls) is one of the most spectacular sections of the Arctic Coast Way. It is a very scenic drive alongside the tallest mountains outside of the highlands, charming fishing villages and views of the islands.

We start the tour by driving East along the coast to the Thordarhofdi cape area from where we can enjoy views of the islands in the Skagafjordur Bay. Your guide will give you insight into the some of the sagas which took place in the area, in particular the story of the outlaw Grettir who took refuge at Drangey.
The Thordarhofdi cape is a remarkable lesser known gem. Often mistaken for an island, especially at high tide, it is actually connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand.

Our next stop is Hofsos where it is possible to take a dip in the swimming pool known for the best views in Iceland. Alternatively, it is possible to take a look at the Stadarbjorg basalt columns close by.

We continue to the busy fishing town of Saudarkrokur, which has a charming city centre, with traditional buildings and the Minjahusid Folk Museum.

Further south are some of the most beautiful and well preserved turf houses in Iceland.
The Glaumbaer farm with 13 preserved turf houses is part of the Skagafjordur Heritage Museum and gives an insight into life in the early days of settlement. You can also enjoy traditional Icelandic cakes at one of the old timber houses.
The 19th-century Vidimyrarkirkja is one of the few preserved turf churches and one of the most beautiful.

We drive back to Siglufjordur the same way along the coast.
If you are interested, it is possible to take a detour to visit Holar, an important historical site and one of the main cultural and education centres of the country. Here the first printing press was introduced to Iceland in the 16th century.
The Holar Cathedral was the seat of the Bishop and is the oldest stone church in Iceland and was the seat of the Bishop.

Depending on your cruise ship schedule and how much time you have, it is also possible to take the full circle around the Troll peninsula and return via the Eyjafjordur fjord, but that would add an hour to the tour.
It is a scenic drive where you will catch a glimpse of the Hraundrangi peak, and we can also stop at the charming fishing villages of Hjalteyri, Hauganes, Dalvik and Olafsfjordur along the way.

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• Pickup and dropoff from the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Customisable tour with a local guide

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