The Legend of the Troll
No doubt you have already heard quite a few stories about the formidable trolls that reside in the mountainsides around Iceland. Have you ever wondered how it might feel to follow in the giant footsteps of a troll?
Local legend tells of a huge troll that went for a stroll in the fjord and sat down to take a rest at the top of big mountain high above town. The troll was so heavy that when it sat down, it squashed part of the mountainside beneath it, leaving behind a visible indentation which has since become a very popular hiking route for guests and locals alike.
Reaching the Naustahvilft Glacier
Naustahvilft, your destination, is really a bowl-like, glacier-made indentation in the mountainside. The geological term is 'glacial cirque'. The hike is not very long (ascending 738 feet), but it is rather steep. There is no designated path to follow, but the terrain is excellent for hiking and offers a good mixture of grass, soil, and sheep paths.
Enjoy wonderful views over the town of Isafjordur, the picturesque fjord surroundings, and your ship. Weather permitting, this hike will give you one of the best photographic locations available in Iceland.
- Languages: English and German
- Max. participants: 72
- Walking information: Rather steep hike on soil, grass, and sheep paths