Go on an excursion through the striking landscape of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Experience the natural beauty and rugged landscape of this special place. See majestic Snæfellsjökull volcano, go seal spotting, enjoy the spectacle of countless sea birds filling the skies along the coast, and learn some of the fascinating stories from our guides this magical region of Iceland.
On this private tour of Snaefellsnes National Park you’ll leave Reykjavik behind and embark on a scenic journey to a peninsula that has fascinated visitors and locals alike for generations. On the way up to Snaefellsnes, you stop in an area known as Borgarfjörður home to the village of Borgarnes. There will be a brief stop in Borgarnes for refreshments and to enjoy the local flavor of this delightful town.
Traveling further north and west you’ll reach Snæfellsnes peninsula and will stop at Ytri-Tunga Farm. There you’ll get a chance to try and spot some of the local wildlife. The beach at Ytri-Tunga is home to a seal colony as well as a variety of seabirds.
Next up is a stop in one of the many villages that make their livelihood from the sea, idyllic Arnarstapi. Here, you’ll take a break for lunch but before that you can go for a walk and take in the extraordinary landscape which includes a shoreline made of an abruptly plunging cliff.
Lifting Stones, Shipwreck & Literature
The tour continues on after lunch to Djúpalónssandur, a peaceful, black-pebbled beach with gorgeous views of the sea. Your guide will fill you in on the stories behind the lifting stones found on the beach and as well as the remnants of a shipwreck.
Looking inland from the beach are scenic view of the glacier Snæfellsjökull. While stunning in its own right, this glacier was made famous when writer Jules Verne located his entrance to the center of the earth beneath this ice cape in his novel, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.
The Stand-Alone Mountain
From Djúpalónssandur head over to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjörður fishing village. Grundarfjörður is surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains. Not only that, it is also where you will find the peninsula’s most iconic and photographed landmark, the fascinatingly symmetrical mountain, Kirkjufell. It soars 1500 ft. up from the shoreline, cutting an imposing figure in the surrounding landscape.
On the Trail of Berserks
From beneath the shadow of Kirkjufell you will cross Berserkjahraun lava fields. According to Viking legends, this lava field was where two Swedish "Berserks" made the first road in Iceland. You’ll make your way over the peninsula to the south side by way of Vatnaleið pass and make your way back to Reykjavik.
Please present your electronic travel voucher/ticket at the time of the tour departure.
Pick up and drop off
A driver-guide will pick up from your hotel reception at the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
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