North Iceland is Icelanders’ favourite winter activity destination. Discover why with this driving holiday.
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Visit the mysterious part of North Iceland where the TV crime series Trapped was filmed!
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.
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 Iceland’s interior wilderness on the 60-minute flight. Pick up your luggage at Akureyri airport and meet your trustworthy guide for the journey.
You’ll 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, you’ll 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 show’s most dramatic scenes. You’ll 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 town’s restored historical architecture. In addition to playing an important role in Trapped, the hotel has its own interesting story.
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.
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.
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Please note: Airport tax of approximately 25 EUR per person will be added to above price
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