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Snæfellsnes National Park

Highlights / General details

Journey across striking landscapes on Snæfellsnes peninsula;

The magnificence of Snæfellsjökull volcano;

The idyllic fishing village of Arnarstapi;

Exploring Vatnshellir lava tube cave;

The tranquil, black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur;

Grundarfjörður and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain;

Spotting seal and myriad of sea birds;

Rich heritage and fascinating history.

Inclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central Reykjavik); Caving tour in Vatnshellir cave; Professional tour guide.

Exclusion

Meals and refreshments; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available daily from June - August and Monday, Thursday, Sunday from September - May. Pickup at 7:30am, departs at 8:00am.

Duration

Approximately 11 hours.

Location

Departs from hotels located in central Reykjavik.

Itinerary

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjörður and the village of Borgarnes where a short stop will be made for refreshments.

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 brake will be made for lunch.

After lunch the tour continues to Vatnshellir lava tube cave that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.

Exploring Vatnshellir you‘ll plunge into a subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, and strange lava formations that, in the glow of your headlight, form eerie shapes and shadows flickering across the walls of the cave.

From the dark underworld of Vatnshellir the tour takes you 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.

Out of Grundarfjörður the route lies across Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends was where two Swedish "Berserks" forged Iceland‘s first road and over to the south side of the peninsula through Vatnaleið pass. On the way a short stop is made at a viewpoint where you can view Berserkjahraun lava fields before heading back to Reykjavik.

Participant restrictions

Children younger than 3 yours old are not permitted on this tour.

Policies

Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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