Tour ID: INW 12
Tour Duration: 5 hours
This tours leads you along the Western coast of the impressive Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland, travelling through fertile farming land and fishing villages to the charming town Siglufjörður, nestled in the midst of high mountains.
- Tröllaskagi peninsula
- Hrísey island
- Panoramic views
- Fishing villages of Eyjafjörður
- Herring Era museum
Dates & prices
Price from: ISK 19.000
Pick up from your accommodation in Akureyri included.
Reservation is necessary.
From Akureyri we continue further north. We can enjoy the views of high mountains and valleys formed by ice-age glaciers. On the way we pass Möðruvellir, a place of great importance in the past, and where we will see a typical countryside church from the 19th century.
Further along the fjord we get the view of Hrísey island which is a real bird sanctuary.
After an amazing view of the mountains surrounding Svarfaðardalur valley we arrive into the small fishing village of Dalvík.The coastal road takes us to the one-lane tunnel and to Ólafsfjörður, small fisher village.
From there we continue through the new tunnel that opened a way into the remote Héðinsfjörður which until 2010 had only been accessible from the sea or by hiking accross the mountains. A beautiful photo stop will be made in the valley before we reach the second tunnel. We arrive in Siglufjörður which was the most important and lively fishing town at the peak of the herring period. We will get a glimpse into this time and a feeling for the atmosphere of those days by visiting the Herring museum.
Although the return trip is the same way, yet we get a completely different view as we drive back south to Akureyri.
Note: In winter months the tour may be dependent on weather, snow and road conditions.
Please note: during winter months the tour may be dependent on weather and road conditions.