See Iceland's outstanding nature in just one day! Spot seals and seabirds along the coastal waters off Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula and spend the afternoon at the National Park where you will see many beaches and amazing bird life. Visit Snæfellsnes peninsula with its stunning nature beautifully located on the west side of Iceland.
On the northeastern edge of Berserkjahraun is the farmstead at Bjarnarhöfn – a must for every traveller with a taste for adventure (literally). Smell that? Yup, it’s rotting shark flesh – the farm is the region’s leading producer of hákarl (putrid shark meat), a traditional Icelandic dish.
Seatours runs a variety of boat tours, its main trip being the ‘Unique Tour’ – a 2¼-hour boat ride (adult/child Ikr6690/free), which takes in postcard-worthy views of the bay and its myriad islands. Kodak moments abound as the boat passes colonies of puffins and eagles, and haunting basalt formations (listen out for the gruesome legend of ‘hanging rock’!).
When the peanut gallery starts moaning ‘are we there yet?’ you know it’s time to pull off the road. Erpsstaðir is the perfect place to stretch your legs – especially if you’ve got the brats in tow. Like a mirage for sweet-toothed wanderers, this dairy farm, on Rte 60 between Búðardalur and the Ring Road, specialises in delicious homemade ice cream.
Joining the Zodiac craze that has taken Iceland’s adventure scene by storm, Ocean Safari offers RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tours of the beautiful bay. As the boats are quite small, it is possible to zoom up close to the fjord’s islets to check out the local colonies of birds and seals.
Run by the owners of Hótel Framnes, Láki Tours specialises in ‘3-in-1’ trips (whale spotting, birdwatching and fishing) during summer. Tours last for around three hours and run at 10am, 2pm and 8pm with a minimum of four people (Ikr6900). We highly recommend its two-hour orca-viewing trip from January to mid-March (Ikr6500) – dress warmly!
Try the tangle of water slides or one of the soothing hot-pots at the town’s geothermal swimming pool located in the municipal sports complex. If you’re lucky, you might catch the local basketball team (Iceland’s best) practising their tricks.
Try the tangle of water slides or one of the soothing hot pots at the town’s geothermal swimming pool located in the municipal sports complex. If you’re lucky, you might catch the local basketball team (Iceland’s best) practising their tricks.
A good option for swimming during inclement weather, is the geothermal swimming pool .
This local swimming pool is on Ennisbraut.