Snæfellsnes Daytour

From: kr.17,900

Discover Iceland in miniature on an 11-hour tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik. Gaze in awe at the Snæfellsjökull glacier, see the black sand beaches, visit a charming fishing village and go to the high mountain of Kirkjufell.

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Description

See the Snæfellsjökull glacier, see the black sand beaches, visit a charming fishing village and the high mountain of Kirkjufell

 

 

Quick facts & Tour information:

  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Languages:English, Icelandic
  • Highlights:Snæfellsnesjokull-waterfalls- volcano

Pickup information:

Be ready at 8:30 for pickup.

  • Pickup begins at: 08:30 – 09:00

Included:

  •         Reykjavík pickup
  •         English speaking guide

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Camera

 

 

Full description

After pickup we head west.with a short stop at Borganes for refreshments and then we start our circuit around the 100km Snæfellsnes peninsula, the glacier-topped volcano called Snaefellsjokull comes into view. At nearly 1500m, Snaefellsjokull dominates the skyline here, capped with a glittering crown of snow and ice.

Snaefellsjokull was the inspiration for Jules Verne when he wrote “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, where the entrance to the planet’s core was thought to be located, and many people still think of Snaefellsnes as a very spiritual place

Our first stop will be on a golden sandy beach where we will hopefully get a chance to see a seal colony

Next stop will be at the black church of Budakirkja a black wodden church built by strong willed local women against local authorities and has become a popular place to get married in.

Third stop of the day will be at Arnarstapi for a hike along the cliffside to see the unique Gatklettur ( the rock with a hole) You will also get to see the Jules Verne tribute and the troll-like monument

Then we visit the picturesque basalt columns at Londrangar for a good photo opportunity

At the Djúpalónssandur you will find the four “lifting stones” an old measure ment of strength for the fishermen as well as the remains og a shipwrecked English trawler

Last stop of the day will be the most photographed mountain in Iceland Kirkjufell a mesmerizing mountain that almost looks like a shark’s fin where is stands almost alone from the surrounding hills.

Lava tunnel

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland.

Quick facts & Tour information:

  • Available: All year  at 09.00 // 13:00
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Languages:English, Icelandic
  • Highlights:Lava tunnel

Pickup information:

Be ready at 8:30 // 12:30 for pickup.

  • Pickup begins at: 08:30 – 09:00 // 12:30-13:00

Included:

  •         Reykjavík pickup
  •         English speaking guide
  •         Safety equipment for cave exploring

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Camera

 

Full description

Raufarhólshellir is located about 40min drive from Reykjavik. Upon arrival you will receive the safety equipment and safety description.The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel. While in the tunnel you will receive information about the formation of the caves and its history.