The Story

The Story of the Three Trolls of Vik is hundreds of years old, a legend that speaks of southern Iceland. Here, folklore has it that three trolls tried to capture a viking ship off the shore, but their bodies were turned to stone in the sun’s rays. To this day, you can view their remains as great peaks, rising in the ocean, from the town of Vik.

Why Explore Iceland with TEP?

The Laugevegur Trail

  • Journey into the southern highlands to experience the infamous Laugavegur Trail, one of the most incredible treks on the planet. The Laugavegur Trail features the splendor of rainbow colored mountains, scenic gorges, steaming hot springs, and pristine sculpted volcanoes. The scenery is so enchanting you will feel as if you are in a fairy tale.

World Class Guides

  • Experience the Laugevegur Trail with the finest guides in Iceland. Our guides have been leading adventures in Iceland for over 15 years and are some of the most elite and well trained guides on the planet. Our guides are native Icelanders, which provides our guests with an authentic and cultural travel experience.

Immersion into Icelandic Folklore

  • Iceland is a land with distinctive folklore, rich in stories of monsters, ghosts, spirits and elves. In particular, trolls form an important part of local superstition; these mysterious creatures are said to hide in the mountains, caves, and highlands. On this journey you will seek the trolls through Iceland’s enchanted mountains and valleys as we introduce you to the legend of the “The Three Trolls of Vik”.

 

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The Three Trolls of Vik

The Three Trolls of Vik adventure takes you across Iceland’s Southern Highlands as you journey along the Laugavegur Trail, one of the world’s great treks, while exploring the spectacular scenery of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

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  • The Story of the Three Trolls of Vik is hundreds of years old, a legend that speaks of southern Iceland. Here, folklore has it that three trolls tried to capture a viking ship off the shore, but their bodies were turned to stone in the sun’s rays. To this day, you can view their remains as great peaks, rising in the ocean, from the town of Vik.


  • The Laugevegur Trail

    • Journey into the southern highlands to experience the infamous Laugavegur Trail, one of the most incredible treks on the planet. The Laugavegur Trail features the splendor of rainbow colored mountains, scenic gorges, steaming hot springs, and pristine sculpted volcanoes. The scenery is so enchanting you will feel as if you are in a fairy tale.

    World Class Guides

    • Experience the Laugevegur Trail with the finest guides in Iceland. Our guides have been leading adventures in Iceland for over 15 years and are some of the most elite and well trained guides on the planet. Our guides are native Icelanders, which provides our guests with an authentic and cultural travel experience.

    Immersion into Icelandic Folklore

    • Iceland is a land with distinctive folklore, rich in stories of monsters, ghosts, spirits and elves. In particular, trolls form an important part of local superstition; these mysterious creatures are said to hide in the mountains, caves, and highlands. On this journey you will seek the trolls through Iceland’s enchanted mountains and valleys as we introduce you to the legend of the “The Three Trolls of Vik”.

    • Explore Reykjavik, the world’s most northernly capital city, which romances visitors with its bewitching mixture of big-city excitement and village vibe.
    • Journey along the infamous Laugavegur Trail, one of the most incredible treks on the planet which features the splendor of rainbow colored mountains, scenic gorges, and steaming hot springs.
    • Our world-class trip leaders are the premier guides in Iceland and have been leading adventures on the Laugavegur Trail for over 15 years!
    • Discover the mysteries around Icelandic folklore, in particular, trolls who are said to hide in the mountains, caves, and highlands.
    • Relax in the serenity of the Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal spa renowned for its mysterious healing properties.

    • Countries: Iceland
    • Host City: Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
    • Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
    • Accommodations: 3 Nights Hotel / 3 Nights Mountain Huts
    • Adventure Activities: Trekking
    • Duration of Adventure: 4 days
    • Adventure Activity Level: Moderate
    • Maximum Group Size: 15
    • Guest to Guide Ratio: 8-1 (Support vehicle for bags on the trek)

    *Please refer to our Trip Activity Level Guide or speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you.


  • Daily Itinerary Overview (Days 1 – 6)

    DAY 1:

    Welcome to Iceland! Get ready to experience one of the most enchanting landscapes on earth, where you will see vistas truly out of this world.

    DAY 2:

    We journey into the southern highlands to experience the magical Landmannalaugar area where we begin the infamous Laugavegur Trail, one of the most incredible treks on the planet.

    DAY 3:

    From the Hrafntinnusker ridge, we journey down into the gullies of Jökultungur. This unique Icelandic vista features mud pools and hot springs, and offers up fantastical views towards Álftavatn in the south (also known as Swan Lake).

    DAY 4:

    Passing the green conic volcano of Stórasúla, we traverse into the black deserts of Mælifellssandur. This is a mythical location like no other, a truly unique and otherworldly experience, on our way through to the ancient volcano of Hattfell.

    DAY 5:

    We continue on the Laugavegur Trail through Þórsmörk – the Woods of Thor. Þórsmörk is named after Thor, the God of Thunder. This idyllic spot is filled with flowers and arctic birch forests, making for an oasis of lush beauty.

    DAY 6:

    Finish up the day with a restorative soak in the Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal spa renowned for its mysterious healing properties. We spend our last night back in Reykjavík where you will have free time to relax and explore the city.

    Please CONTACT US for a complete detailed itinerary.


  • 2018 Start Dates

    • July 13, 2018 – Sold Out
    • August 10, 2018

    2019 Start Dates

    • July 9, 2019
    • August 6, 2019

    Custom Dates

    To inquire on a custom date, please CONTACT US!


  • Prices are based on per person, double occupancy

    • $4,495 | Trip Cost

    Single Supplement: $500

    Forced Single Supplement: $250

    *Click HERE for More Information on Pricing

  • Fosshotel Reykjavík | Reykjavík, Iceland

    Fosshotel Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavík’s business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík’s magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – ideal starting point for experience the best of everything the city has to offer. Unwind at the Beer garden with local Icelandic draught beer and enjoy select dining at Fosshotel Reykjavík’s restaurant, Haust.
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    Hótel Drangshlíð | Drangshlíð, Iceland

    Hótel Drangshlíð is a family establishment owned which has been in operation since 1992. The hotel is situated in south Iceland only four kilometers from the world famous Skógafoss waterfall and within 50 km of many of the biggest tourist attractions in Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black beach, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, Þórsmörk natural reserve, Dyrahólaey island and many more. Hótel Drangshlíð offers simple and clean rooms in the beautiful mountain surroundings of Eyjafjöll.
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What Clients Say

“I can’t recommend The Explorer’s Passage enough for putting together an incredible, once in a lifetime, adventure!”
Brian G. Playa del Rey, CA