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 Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir, experienced hiking guide and owner of Sóti Summits.

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 (and actually, these two neighboring towns did not have a direct road connection until the Héðinsfjörður tunnel opened in 2010!). We will walk up the Skeggjabrekka valley, stop to enjoy the view over Héðinsfjörður, and arrive at Siglufjörður via Hólsdalur, a beautiful, grassy valley that opens into Siglufjörður. The trail is easy, with slowly ascending hills and rolling slopes.

Our last day starts at Siglufjörður. We are going to traverse the pass of Siglufjarðarskarð, the first road between Siglufjörður and the rest of the world, connecting the town to Fljót in 1946. We walk up to the pass from Siglufjörður along the road and travel the ancient postal route from the pass down to Fljótin, ending at the picturesque farmstead Að Hraunum, wondering at the incredible views as we walk.

Quality services and beautiful ambiance

In the evenings, our guests enjoy the tranquility and comfort offered at Sóti Lodge . Personal, quality services envelop our guests, so as to ensure the necessary rest and relaxation after a strenuous hike. The next-door swimming pool is the perfect choice for soothing aching muscles in the warm geothermal water. A gourmet three-course meal provides the final finish to a perfect day.

This is the perfect tour for hiking enthusiasts, seeking beautiful scenery, relaxation and comfort in the tranquil beauty of the North Iceland countryside.

 

Included

  • 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
  • Access to the local swimming pool (a few steps from Sóti Lodge)

Not included

  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

Dates

  • 24.-27. June
  • 15.-18. July
  • Contact us for organizing private group tours – info@sotitravel.is

Price: (A minimum of 6 participants is required for the tour to operate)

  • 110.000 isk/pers (double occupancy) 
  • 133.000 isk/pers (Private occupancy)

For whom is the tour suitable? 

  • This tour is suitable for hiking and nature enthusiasts of all levels. Your guide will ensure that the walking speed is adjusted to the preferences of participants.

What to bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking trousers (comfortable trouser for walking, not jeans)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thin longjohns
  • Thin woolen pullover
  • Backpack for detours ( min 20 l )
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Small first aid kit
  • Camera