From Dalvík a long-distance hike, lasting three or four days, leads over the Heljardalsheiði plateau to the episcopal seat at Hólar í Hjaltadal. It threads up through Svarfaðardalsá valley, just south of town, passing the wedge-shaped Stóll, a mountain which divides the valley in two. Continuing southwest past a couple of farms, the route then passes through some of Iceland’s best mountain scenery, heading up over the flat-topped mountains of the Tröllskagi peninsula, which separates Eyjafjörður from its western neighbour, Skagafjörður, heading for Hólar. It should take two or three days to reach this point, but you’ll need another half-day to reach the main road, Route 76, itself reached along Route 767 from here.

From June to September, buses run daily except Saturday along Route 76 between Siglufjörður and Sauðárkrókur.

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