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$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Snæfellsness Peninsula from Reykjavik

Once your guide picks you up, you will set off to your journey, first driving through sea-tunnel to Borgarnes. There you can enjoy sightseeing connected to the Viking history, Icelandic settlement, and Nordic culture. If you wish, you can visit a Settlement centre.From Borgarnes you will then head to Snaefellsness peninsula and en-route you will pass the crater Eldborg which erupted around 5000-6000 years ago. Then you will enjoy the view of Gerðuberg wall consisting of basalt columns. At lunch-time you will reach the Arnarstappi peninsula and you will hike to Hellnar (few kilometres away). Hellnar is a very spiritual place, and you can experience it by trying out to practice yoga, tai-chi, reiki or meditation. The naefellsjökul peninsula is known by Nordic and Eastern civilization as one of the world´s most energetic zones. Even Jules Vernes mentions it regularly in his Journey to the Centrer of the Earth. If you are not spiritual, you can use this time hiking. Then you will head off to Djúpalón and Dritvík. Once at the beach, following in local tradition you can try to lift 4 big stones to test your strength (Fully Strong:154 kg, Half-Strong:100 kg, Weakling:54 kg and Bungler:23 kg). On your way back to Rykjavik, you will stop by Ólafsvík and Grundarfjörður with its church and very special hill Kyrkjufell. You can enjoy some refreshments there.

$374.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

Stykkishólmur : The pastel houses of this small harbor seem to be clung to the relief. Their facades and their roofs have some sweet colors of yellow, blue, purple or grey, and contrast with the rocks dotted with bright green grass. Stykkishólmur is proud of its houses of downtown, a magnificent example of traditional Icelandic houses from the XIX and XX century. The city received a prestigious award EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) for the protection and preservation of cultural and historical heritage. Its steep coast is peopled with thousands of sea birds which shelter into the rough cliffs.Grundarfjörður & Kirkjufell: We will visit the fishing harbor of Grundarfjörður. This small town is located at the base of the Mount Kirkjufell. This small town enchants people with its dynamic character. This is undoubtedly one of the prettiest landscapes of Iceland. The Kirkjufell, lonely mountain, nicknamed the Mountain Church, seems to rise up from a dream with its waterfalls, its beautiful lake in which it is reflected, and its plains stretch away in front of you. We find also the volcanic black rocks dotted with green moss…Skarðsvík: We will stop on this beautiful and tranquil beach with gold sand, blue waters and surrounded by stunning cliffs. This place offers amazing views out to the sea and a fascinating history.Snæfellsjökull: A volcano up of 1446 meters, covered with snow all year. This imposing volcano has inspired the famous writer Jules Verne for his novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth“. The Snæfellsjökull owes its shape to the lava fields and phreatic eruptions that marked its daily these past 800,000 years. The surrounding landscapes are amazing. In this magical space, you can discover strange formations of rocks which seem to have been carved, many plants and even have the chance to watch kittiwakes.Lóndrangar: The journey through this region is rich in legends and tales. This trip will lead you towards this unusual pair of basaltic rocks. Seeing from distance Lóndrangar looks like a huge castle reaching out to the sea. The place is surrounded by beautiful cliffs which are a paradise for lovers of birdwatching: puffins and fulmars have their nests in the area.Hellnar & Arnarstapi: Lost amid the basalt mountains, those twin villages full of charm and with a magical atmosphere, are connected by an extremely spectacular coastal road with a length of 2.5 km, where strange rock formations emerge from the water, such as stone monsters.Búðir: It is a romantic, windswept location, a former fishing village located just a stone’s throw from the ocean. Surrounded by the Búðahraun lava field, the tiny pitch-black church dates from 1703. With the majestic Snæfellsnes mountain as a backdrop, the view from there is spectacular.

$156 Day Trips & Excursions

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Trip By Minibus from Reykjavik

Along the coast we spend time exploring the black sand beaches and lava stacks at Djupalon and stop off at one of the small fishing villages surrounded by mountains and nestling in sheltered bays. We stop at Grundarfjörður, a fishing village that has one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Kirkjufell or Church mountain. Throughout much of our journey around the peninsula we will have views of the Snaefellsjokull glacier and be surrounded by the natural beauty of high mountains, fjords and bird colonies. This is the Glacier the author Jules Verne said that is the entrance to the center of the earth, in his novel "The Journey to the Center of the Earth".

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