Spend some time off-the-beaten-track and head to the Troll Peninsula (Trollaskagi), that lies in North Iceland between the fjords of Skagafjörður and Eyjafjorður. This remarkable mountain playground is home to a dramatic landscape scattered with deep valleys, mossy meadows, remote farmhouses and towering peaks, and is a gateway for incredible heli-skiing, snowmobiling and horse-riding adventures beneath the green and purple Northern Lights.
The Troll Peninsula is punctuated with mountain ranges, where peaks consistently reach above 1,200 metres. In the summer months, take advantage of warmer weather and ride numerous mountain trails on a bicycle tour leading from summits to sea shores, white-water raft on one of the rivers and whale-watch during the most prolific time, from April through until September. In the winter seasons, make the most of the snowy landscapes by snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and admiring the Northern Lights.
Troll Peninsula is also a spectacular spot to admire the spectacle of the Northern Lights. Known as the Aurora Borealis, this astounding natural phenomenon where enchanting green lights dance upon the dark midnight sky is considered a bucket-list activity.
Museums and Exhibitions
Despite its remoteness, the Troll Peninsula is home to several noteworthy museums. The award-winning Herring Era Museum is Iceland’s largest maritime museum, Byggðasafnið Hvoll museum provides an insight into the history of the community and houses items of art and craft made by local people, while The Folk Music centre brings to life the world of Icelandic folk music.
Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.
Temp Guide These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for South Shore
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Troll Peninsula.
British Airways from London Heathrow to Keflavik and Iceland Air from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
From London Heathrow to Iceland: 3 hours
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.