Hiking through history
In this hiking program, we tread in the footsteps of generations past, who traversed by foot the paths and passes that connect the three settlements of the northernmost tip of Troll peninsula, Ólafsfjörður, Siglufjörður, and Fljót.
Our guide will be Björn Z, a very experienced hiking guide who, quite literally, wrote the book on hiking in this region.
The Troll Peninsula is characterized by its rugged mountains, deep valleys, and the proximity to the Arctic Ocean. A network of footpaths connects the valleys and fjords and used to be the main transportation network in this region. Their purpose has changed as our society has developed, but they are still an important part of travel routes winter and summer and offer unsurpassed views and vistas for travelers.
Three days – three areas
On our first day, we warm up with a short hike to the top of Sótahnjúkur mountain. This is the mountain that gave Sóti Summits its name. It is a beautifully shaped little mountain rising over the Flókadalur valley, with stunning views both towards the Arctic Ocean horizon and the glaciers of Troll Peninsula.
The next day takes us to Ólafsfjörður, from where we will follow the Botnaleið trail to Siglufjörður. This was the main route that connected these two towns before the road system was developed. The route climbs gently up the Skeggjabrekka valley and offers spectacular views over the uninhabited Héðinsfjörður, before arriving in Siglufjörður via the Hólsdalur valley. This is a fantastic day out, and you’ll be ready for a dip in the pool back at the lodge!
Our last day starts at Siglufjörður. We are going to traverse the pass of Siglufjarðarskarð, the old road between Siglufjörður and Fljót. The way opened in 1946, and was the first road connecting Siglufjörður to the outside world! Our walk takes us up to a picturesque notch in the ridgeline, then continues a short way along the disused road before dropping off onto the old postal trail. Along here we enjoy beautiful views across the Atlantic ocean, as we wind down to the old farm Að Hraunum.
Please note – exact routes may be subject to change based on weather and ground conditions.
Quality services and beautiful ambiance
In the evenings, our guests enjoy the tranquility and comfort offered at our country hotel Sóti Lodge. We provide personal, quality service and all the amenities you need to rest your mind and body after a big day. Take some time to relax in our geothermal pool and hot tub, let off some steam in the sauna, then get ready for spectacular three-course dinners courtesy of our excellent chef. We also have a purpose-built drying room for all kinds of outdoor equipment, so your kit is warm, dry and ready to go again when you are.
This is the perfect tour for hiking enthusiasts seeking beautiful scenery, relaxation and comfort in the tranquil beauty of the North Icelandic countryside.
- All meals for the duration of the tour (buffet breakfast, packed lunches, and gourmet three-course dinners)
- Qualified, knowledgeable guides
- Quality accommodation at Sóti Lodge, ensuite bathroom and shower for three nights
- Access to the local swimming pool (a few steps from Sóti Lodge)
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- 10th – 13th of August (Thursday – Sunday)
- Contact us for organizing private group tours – firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: (A minimum of 6 participants is required for the tour to operate)
- 129.000 isk/pers (double occupancy)
- 169.000 isk/pers (private room)
For whom is the tour suitable?
- This tour is suitable for hiking and nature enthusiasts. Your guide will ensure that the walking speed is adjusted to the preferences of participants, however please be prepared for rugged terrain and rough paths.
What to bring
- Suitable hiking footwear (e.g hiking boots)
- Hiking trousers (not jeans)
- Waterproof trousers
- Waterproof jacket
- Wool or synthetic baselayers (not cotton)
- Fleece / insulated midlayer (not cotton)
- Spare warm layer
- Hat and gloves (buff / neck tube also recommended)
- Backpack suitable for day hikes (20L+)
- Personal water bottle
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Small first aid kit
- Casual clothes and slippers for around the lodge
- Swimsuit for the pool!