Snæfellsnes - Private

TOUR ID: AT-06P

Snæfellsnes has long been believed to be one of the world’s major cosmic energy centers and a haven for sea and bird life. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is dominated by the glacier-covered dormant Snæfellsnes volcano, which was the inspiration for Jules Verne’s classic novel, Journey to the Center of the earth and fueled the imagination of Iceland’s Nobel Prize winner Halldór Kiljan Laxness.

The first stop of the day is at the small hamlet Búðir, a beautiful spot where the only remainders of the old fishing village are a charming church and graveyard. After this photogenic place, we go over to the small fishing village called Arnarstapi. As well as having a charming port it’s also where you can go see Gatklettur (Hellnar Arch), a little-known gem that’s been shaped by the eroding force of the sea into a picturesque arch.

Towering over the town is Mt. Stapafell, a palagonitic pyramid that plays a big part in making the town as photogenic as it is. Close by is the ancient fishing village Hellnar where we can enjoy coffee and waffles before heading down to the sea to see the beautiful rock formations.

Our next stop is within the National park. Djúpalónssandur is a beautiful black colored pebbled/sandy beach with dramatic cliffs emerging from the shore. From there we travel North and go see one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell (Church mountain). It’s a beautifully shaped mountain that stands near the small town of Grundarfjörður.

On the opposite side of the road is the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall which is beautiful on its own but getting pictures of them together can creating stunning results. On our way back to Reykjavík we drive past Hraunsfjörður bay. It has a lake that’s popular for fishing and can create a beautiful backdrop in the sunset. As this is a long day, it might be possible to see the Northern lights at the end of the tour.

Búðir

A beautiful spot where the only remainders of the old fishing village are a charming church and graveyard.

Arnarstapi

A small fishing village with a charming port and a beautiful landscape, Gatklettur or Hellnar Arch is a hidden gem that the sea has shaped over the years.

Hellnar

A ancient fishing village Hellnar where we can enjoy coffee and waffles before heading down to the sea to see the beautiful rock formations.

Djúpalónssandur

Djúpalónssandur is within the national park and is a beautiful black colored pebbled/sandy beach with dramatic cliffs emerging from the shore.

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell or Church mountain is a beautifully shaped mountain that stands near the small town of Grundarfjörður.

SEASON: ALL YEAR

DURATION: 9-11 HOURS

LEVEL: VERY EASY

PICK UP: 08:30 - 09:00

MINIMUM: 2 PERS.

DEPART FROM: REYKJAVIK

WHAT TO BRING

Warm clothes

Warm gloves & hat

Waterproof/warm coat

Sturdy hiking boots

SERVICE INCLUDED

English Speaking Driver Guide

SERVICE NOT INCLUDED

Refreshments

Toilet Fee

Entrance Fee

PLEASE NOTE

In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind. At Amazing tours your safety is our priority. All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Participants must be aware that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk and are undertaken entirely at their own risk. Amazing Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.

WHAT TO WEAR

Dress according to the weather. Please wear/bring warm, comfortable clothing and waterproof outer layer, sturdy hiking boots, gloves and wool/fleece hat.