This compact two-day tour begins with a journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, situated along Iceland’s west coast.
Snæfellsnes is one of the best-kept secrets of Iceland, with diverse scenery topped by Snæfellsjökull Glacier as its crowning landmark. This ancient glacier volcano has sparked human imagination for centuries, most famously with Jules Verne commemorating it in his novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Our optional (extra fee) guided tour will offer a chance to step into the 8,000-years-old Vatnshellir Cave and feel closer to the core of the Earth!
On Snæfellsnes exploration, you’ll have ample moments to admire towering peaks and cliffs, ghostly lava fields, black sand beaches, and traditional fishing villages. We’ll stop to snap great pictures of the famous Mount Kirkjufell and Djúpalónssandur, a black pebble beach dotted with fascinating rock formations.
To cap off the adventure, we’ll visit the impressive Gerðuberg basalt columns, forming geometrical patterns in the cliffs. Your accommodation will be at a country hotel in the Snæfellsnes area. Away from the city lights, you’ll have the best chance to spot the Northern Lights.
On the second day, we’ll leave Snæfellsnes behind and head to Borgarfjörður area, known for its pristine natural beauty. First, we’ll stop at the highest-flowing hot spring in Europe, Deildatunguhver, and you’ll have an opportunity (with an extra fee) to soak in the geothermal baths at Krauma. Next up is Reykholt, a village that was once home to Iceland’s best-known historian and saga writer, Snorri Sturluson.
After visiting the village of historical significance, we’ll head to the popular waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. The first is a set of thousands of rivulets streaming out of a lava field, whereas the latter is more powerful, with a lamentable legend behind it. Many landmarks in Iceland can be both beautiful and haunting, so prepare yourself for the fables and folktales!
How to Use
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Pick up is at 09:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
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