Spend a day exploring this unspoiled wonderland, where nature’s inventions are permitted to flourish without human interruption.
The landscape is a gallery of strange and beautiful lava formations, the skies are filled with birds, and the sea is alive with marine life.
Take a nature walk along the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi, immerse yourself in the deliberate rhythm of small fishing villages, and stare up at the Snæfellsjökull glacier, where the protagonists in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” find a passage leading to the center of the earth.
You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel and set out on a scenic two-hour drive to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will be accompanied by an English or German speaking guide that knows all the secrets of the Peninsula.
Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you‘´ll get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds.
Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you‘ll take a walk to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline before continuing to the small village of Hellnar where a break will be made for lunch (at own expense).
After lunch the tour continues to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history.
Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.
Along the way, stop at the mythical Snæfellsjökull glacier, which soars to a snowy summit more than 1400 meters above the sea and has long been a mainstay in Icelandic folklore as a haunt of elves, fairies and trolls. A dormant volcano, hundreds of people assemble here every summer to soak up what they believe to be supernatural energy radiation.
Spend up to an hour hiking and bird watching along the precipitous shoreline, where lava formations look like the work of some abstract sculptor and Arctic Terns nest in the rugged cliffs.
Continue your journey to the National Park, where you can walk along windswept beaches and look for majestic razorbills circling in the skies.
A stop will be made during your tour at a local restaurant, where you can purchase food and refreshments (payable direct).
You will be returned to your Reykjavik hotel at tour’s end.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Pick-up from hotels, guesthouses and bus stops starts 30 minutes before the departure time of the tour.
The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the details.
Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses.
Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.
German language tour only operates on Monday.