The trip starts at our office, Hvanneyrarbraut 40, where you meet the guide & gather in cars. From our office it’s only a 5 minute drive to the start of the hike.

After we leave the cars we start the hike, following the coastline from Staðarhólsströnd, to the lighthouse at Selnef. Throughout the whole hike we have a magical view over the town of Siglufjörður, as well over to the old settlement at Siglunes, where the last people moved away in 1988.

The hike will lead you through the history of Siglufjörður; we will hike through the ruins of the Evanger factory, a large herring factory that started production in 1911. In 1919, a massive avalanche came roaring down the mountains, destroying the factory and the few houses that surrounded it.

The roundtrip to and from the lighthouse will take us about 3.5 hrs.  If there is extra time our path will take us up to Kálfadalsvatn, where the tranquility is even more memorable than the nature. An experienced guide will follow the group and cover the history of the fjord.

Distance: 8 km

The trail: Siglufjörður airport – Evanger ruins – Staðarhólsströnd – Selvíkurviti

Included in price: 

  • Mountain Guide


  • Equipment for hiking
  • Snacks (good to bring a light snack )

What to bring: 

  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (bring a light snack)
  • Light backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Warm hat & gloves