Small-Group Snæfellsnes National Park Day Trip From Reykjavik

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am, Pickup is between 8:30am and 9am, so please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby or outside your accommodation at 8:30am.
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup is available from all hotels and other accommodation in Reykjavik. Please provide your pick up details at time of booking.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Join this outing for a captivating tour of Snfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. Sometimes called Iceland in miniature, due to its many different kinds of geology all in one place, you cant miss this if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of the island. See seals sunbathing and playing on the beach, stroll along cliffs overlooking black sand beaches and admire the volcano that inspired Jules Verne in his novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. This is also a small-group tour of maximum 19 people, in order to ensure your comfort.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Youll be picked up at your accommodation and swept off from Reykjavik to the west. First, you'll view Snfellsjkull volcano, which wears a magnificent crown of ice, the highest peak in this area of Iceland and it is often visible on clear days from Reykjavik. It was here that Jules Verne chose as the entrance to the earth's core in his novel 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'.

Next you'll visit Ytri-Tunga is a charming farm with a nearby beach that is also a popular seal colony. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing the seals cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf.

Arnarstapi and Hellnar are located in a lovely coastal area with a natural harbor. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, and you can stroll along the cliffs here to take in the refreshing sea air.

Look for Lndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road. Djpalnssandur is another gorgeous black beach, where the air is filled with the sounds of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.

At Djpalnssandur, youll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are lifting stones, used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here. The biggest one is called Fullsterkur (Full-Strength) and weighs 154 kg (340 lbs). If you decide to have a go, be sure to lift with your knees so you dont hurt your back on this one! The second one is called Hlfsterkur (Half-Strength) and weighs 100 kg (220 lbs). The third one is called Hlfdrttingur (Weakling) and weighs 54 kg (119 lbs). You were the shame of your village if you could only lift the last stone, Amli ("Useless), at 23 kg (50 lbs). If a fisherman wanted to earn a spot on the fishing boat, he had to be able to lift the "Hlfdrttingur" stone anything less, and they were not acceptable. Try your strength! Are you ready to join the boats?

At your last stop, Kirkjufell mountain rises out of the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection.

Dont miss this opportunity to see the most stunning landscapes in western Iceland.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately