Thank you to everybody who joined us on our excursions this summer. The snow has now fully asserted itself across the peaks and passes, and we will not be running any further hiking tours in 2022.

 

Are you thinking about exploring the Troll peninsula next summer? Get in touch at info@sotisummits.is and let us plan your perfect mountain adventure.

August is adventure month – where will you go?

All of our hiking trips will begin at 10.00 the Sóti Summits office on Aðalgata in Siglufjörður, where we’ll have a short briefing to ensure everybody is familiar with the route and appropriately kitted out. After heading to the start point, you can simply relax and enjoy the hike as your knowledgeable guide takes care of all the pesky navigation, and shares interesting facts and stories about the trail, plant life and local area with you.

To book a specific tour, simply select the number of participants and date of your preferred hike in the calendar on the right. Alternatively, feel free to use our contact form, or email us at info@sotisummits.is if you need any assistance.

Included in price

  • Transportation arrangements
  • Experienced guide with local knowledge

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Light snack
  • Light backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Warm hat & gloves

 

What’s on offer?

Saturday 6th August – Reykjaheiði

Starting just below the delightful waterfall Reykjafoss, we might dip a toe in a small geothermal pool before beginning the climb up to the pass in earnest. As our altitude increases, the vegetation decreases, leaving only the wild, bold lines of the mountains, before we start to descend through a breathtakingly beautiful valley towards our finish point at Dalvík.

It should be noted that this route involves water crossings – bring your sandals or brave going barefoot!

 

Distance: 15km

Max height: 910m

Difficulty rating: 3/5

 

Saturday 13th August – Siglufjarðarskarð

We’ll begin by climbing the old road above the ski resort to the scenic Siglufjarðarskarð pass, offering beautiful views down into Fljótin on one side, and Siglufjörður on the other. We’ll then break off onto the old postal route, which winds pleasantly down towards the sea and our destination – the old farm at Hraun.

 

Distance: 11km

Max height: 620m

Difficulty rating: 2/5

 

Saturday 20th August – Hestskarðshnjúkur

Ok, you’ve enjoyed your last few hikes in Iceland, following the old trails between towns. But now you’re ready to tackle something bigger – and which peak is more iconic to the area than the beautiful pyramid of Hestskarðshnjúkur? Don’t be fooled by the short distance – this is a significant but fun undertaking that will leave you feeling utterly awed and thoroughly proud of yourself.

 

Distance: 5km

Max height: 855m

Difficulty rating: 4/5

 

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th August – The Grand Finale!

Björn Z is a highly experienced mountain guide who quite literally wrote the book on hiking in the Troll Peninsula – so we are delighted to have him lead not one, not two, but three classic mountain routes for us this weekend!

We know that it’s challenging to take on three big days in a row, and that’s why this weekend package includes luxury accommodation at our very own Sóti Lodge. Here you can enjoy a dip in Barðslaug geothermal swimming pool and hot tub, before dining on a delicious three-course gourmet dinner and heading to a warm, comfortable bed with en-suite facilities. Wake up to the smell of coffee and an energising continental-style buffet breakfast to prepare you for a new day of adventure!

If that sounds good to you, take a look at our booking page right here.

 

Can’t find your perfect hike?

We’re fortunate to have a range of hikes and trails here on the Troll Peninsula, and we’re happy to organise custom days out based on your specifications. Simply drop us an email on info@sotisummits.is or get in touch using our contact form.