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Trapped in North Iceland

Visit the mysterious part of North Iceland where the TV crime series Trapped was filmed!

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:5 Days/4 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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This tour takes you through an untamed region of powerful nature:  scooped-out glacial valleys, rugged fjords and vast volcanic beaches.  These are the looming landscapes featured in the popular Icelandic BBC series Trapped, or Ófærð (OH-fireth) in Icelandic.  Luckily, we have left out the dangerous elements, focusing on North Iceland’s beautiful landscapes, charming towns and the locations important to the filming of Trapped.  In fact,  the town of Siglufjordur and surrounding area is emerging a year-round destination for outdoor recreation and cultural heritage. 

Experience for yourself the mysteriously beautiful world you saw on television.

Highlights:

  • See for yourself  the astonishing film locations showcased in Trapped
  • Walk in Andri and Hinrika’s footsteps and hear about how the series was filmed
  • Learn about life in Siglufjordur for its real life residents
  • Stay in the beautiful hotel in Siglufjordur that played its own important part in the series.
  • Travel winding coastal roads taking you close to the feral beauty of the region’s fjords and mountains
  • Make stops in friendly, charming fishing villages with scenic views, including one where time seems to have stopped for 40 years
  • Spend time enjoying the friendly town of Akureyri, known for art galleries and café culture

Included

  • 2 nights in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 2 nights in Siglufjordur town, including breakfast
  • Round-trip flight Reykjavik-Akureyri (excluding airport tax)
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Akureyri airport
  • Guided tour of the Troll Peninsula and Eyjafjordur regions, with a focus on filming locales used in Trapped

Daily except

2016: December 21- 26, 28- 31

2017:   April 10 -16

 
 

Day 1: Arrival

Upon landing in Iceland, there is only the brooding mysterious lava plain of the Reykjanes Peninsula standing between you and the vibrant buzz from the energetic capital city, Reykjavik. The ride across the barren lava takes a little less than an hour and is thankfully devoid of any murder attempts or avalanches.  Airport transfer is not included in price, but Iceland Travel can arrange this for you.

Check-in to your Reykjavik hotel.  The day is open for you to explore Iceland’s capital  Only a few minutes’ drive away from your safe and modern Reykjavik hotel, the city centre awaits with an abundance of restaurants, cafés, clubs, and cultural events. A northern lights hunt is a recommended optional activity during winter (not included), whether by boat, bus, or jeep.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

Day 2: Heading Towards the Trap

After an suspenseful, delicious breakfast at your hotel, it is time to get trapped in North Iceland!  Fortunately you won‘t need to sail on an international ferry with a hidden murderer.  Instead, head to the domestic airport for a short and convenient flight to North Iceland.   (Please note transfers to the domestic airport are not included, but taxi cabs are plentiful.)

If the skies are clear, you might get a view over the desolately beautiful landscapes of Icelands interior wilderness on the 60-minute flight.  Pick up your luggage at Akureyri airport and meet your trustworthy guide for the journey. 

Youll be traveling to a region known as Trollaskagi, the Troll Peninsula. Enjoy the thrilling view as you wind along coastal roads.   At one time, this area of high mountains and steep fjords was truly a place that was difficult to access, especially during winter when winter snows blocked roads, leaving the residents truly trapped.  The recent creation of tunnels in 2010 opened the area to year-round access.  

The destination is the town of Siglufjordur, nicknamed “Siglo“ by the locals.  Once you arrive in the town, youll be taken on a guided tour of prominent locations from the television series.  The church, hotel and many other buildings were all used for the shows most dramatic scenes.  Youll also discover more about daily life in Siglufjordur, a town which has had its own thrilling history.

You will overnight at the new Hotel Siglo, a cleverly-designed hotel that blends into the towns restored historical architecture. In addition to playing an important role in Trapped, the hotel has its own interesting story.

 

Highlights:

Dalvík  |Akureyri
 

Day 3: Explore Siglufjordur and Area

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today is open for you to explore Siglufjordur town and the area.  The award-winning Herring Museum is highly recommended, and here you can learn about the 20th-century herring “gold rush“  that temporarily turned Siglufjordur from a sleepy village into an international boomtown.  Housed in three buildings, the museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the past.  You can also enjoy the town’s art galleries, as well as cosy restaurants and pubs.

The area is an outdoor recreation paradise.  During the summer, try golfing, whale watching, boat tours and guided day hikes in the mountains.  During the winter, try skiing at the nearby resort and snowmobiling in beautiful natural surroundings.   

 

Day 4: Eyjafjordur Fjord and Akureyri

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you will be heading back to Akureyri along beautiful Eyjafjordur, the Island Fjord.  Pass by several fishing villages, each with its own charm and traditions. Stop at Hjalteyri village where it seems almost like stepping back 40 years; the old houses and abandoned herring factory seem to wait for the former days to return.  You will also visit Modruvellir, a former monastery and community that has connections to Icelandic Sagas.  Today a beautiful local church stands there. 

Arrive in Akureyri, Iceland‘s northern capital. Take a short guided tour of the town before you are dropped off at the airport for your flight back to Reykjavik.   On your own, transfer to your hotel in.  Tonight is open for you to enjoy Reykjavik‘s restaurants and nightlife, especially lively on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Highlights:

Akureyri
 

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel.  If your flight is in the afternoon you can spend the day at your leisure or experience Iceland further by going on a half-day tour. You can also add extra days to your stay, and we will help you make arrangements.

 

Prices per person in EUR

Summer 2016

 

  Period Double  Single Triple
   01May-31May 2016 & 16Sep-30Sep 2016   900 1160 870
   01Jun-15Sept 2016 1030 1390 955

 

Winter 2016/2017

 

  Period Double  Single Triple
   01Oct 2016-30Apr 2017                     845 1040 845
         

 Please note: Airport tax of approximately 25 EUR per person will be added to above price


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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.br /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

 

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