Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park

Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park
Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park
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  • Duration12 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationBSÍ Bus Terminal (or chosen pick up location)

Tour description

The Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park

There is something otherworldly about Snæfellsnes that Icelanders often associate with spiritual experiences and folk tales. This tour provides insight and spectacular views of this unique area, where the magical wonders border.  

A Sample of Iceland

The Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland is almost like a miniature version of the entire island. The area has beautiful samples of some of the natural wonders Iceland is famous for. This includes black beaches, magnificent mountains, volcanic craters, incredible birdlife, magical caves, and the most picturesque glacier of them all, Snæfellsjökull.

Volcanoes & Villages

This tour stops at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi and provides real insight into quintessential volcanic craters. Along the way, you’ll get great views of the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, and the dark cliffs and black sand of Djúpalónssandur bay are a favorite among photographers. 

The Star of the Show

In the middle of this beautiful peninsula sits Snæfellsjökull, the stunning glacier that has captured people’s imaginations worldwide. One is Jules Verne, who began his Journey to the Centre of the Earth at Snæfellsjökull glacier. The tour offers numerous views of this beautiful landmark. It is, after all, the real star of the show. 

The Itinerary: 

Borgarnes

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland and is the largest town in the Borgarbyggð municipality, with a population of about 3750 residents. Here we make our first small stop and will be able to buy small snacks, which we recommend for the long trip.

Ytri Tunga

A small golden sand beach is known for its wildlife and common sightings of Harbour and Gray Seals. 

Arnarstapi

A Fishing village founding and being since 1565 a trading post of the Danish Crown and a seat of Viceroyalty in the region until the 19th century. Birdlife and unique rock formations can be found across the village’s shores. A Statue of Bárður Snæfellsáss – a legendary half-human, half-ogre from the Icelandic Sagas is prominently displayed.

Djúpalónssandur

A black sand beach near the foot of Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Rusted remains of the British trawler Epine (Grimsby) litter the coast after wrecking on the cliffs nearby on March 13, 1948. Four lifting stones can also be found here as a test of strength among the locals. The Fullsterkur stone weighs 154kg, Hálfsterkur weighs 100kg, Hálfdrættingur at 54 kg, and Amlóði at 23kg. To be considered fit to work on the boats that once populated the beach, a successful lift of Hálfdrættingur was the minimum weight required to at least hip height.

Hólahólar

A crater formation is home to mythical hidden-people legends and elves.

Ólafsvík

A small town on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Here we have a short break and can use the facilities.

Kirkjufell

A lonesome cathedral-like mountain overlooking the town of Grundarfjörður

Cancellation policy 

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event.

What's Included

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Professional Local Guidance
  • Vehicle cleaned with Vectorfog - 100% Natural multi-surface disinfectant

Good to Know

  • Dress according to weather (warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended)
  • For colder days we recommend bringing thermal layers, winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warmer socks

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called Little Iceland because you can find everything Iceland has to offer there. So if you’re short on time, this is a great day tour to do! But even if you have more time, we still recommend it. It’s just that beautiful!

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