Magical Snæfellsnes

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Explore the best of Iceland and bathe like a Viking! 

Explore Snæfellsnes through rugged lava fields and into ancient volcanic craters. Stop by basalt columns, tiny fishing villages and stand face to face with a troll and the roaring sea on a black pebble beach. Bathe like a Viking in a pristine geothermal hot pool and get high on nature!

 

We were the first to do a day tour to Snæfellsnes and now we have just updated it to show you even more.Trust us, we know every crack, every stone and even the local trolls in this magical place.

 

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Bankastræti 10, 101 Reykjavík.

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We start out from Reykjavik via the Hvalfjordur Tunnel towards Borganes. First stop is an amazing salmon river where the rich and famous come to flyfish. From there we continue into Snæfellsnes volcanic area where you’ll see the most famous and photographed  crater in Iceland: Eldborg. Next stop is “Mars” an ancient red coloured volcanic crater where you can see all the colours of the gasses capsuled in the volcanic rock.

Then it’s time to bathe like a Viking in perfect 38 C (100.4 F) warm water in a wilderness pool overlooking the mountains – a unique Icelandic experience. Warm and high on nature it’s time for lunch at one of the cozy local guest houses called Langaholt, where they are famous for their hearty, homemade cooking. Next stop is Budir an ancient trade hub used by the very first Icelanders. Here you will se one of the most photographed churches in Iceland. A tiny pitch-black church from 1703 surrounded by an ancient lava field a stone’s throw from the ocean.

From there we continue to the idyllic Arnarstapi from where we will do a short hike to Arnarstapi harbour and enjoy the amazing view over the basalt columns and rock formations. Take a moment to admire the sea gulls diving in and out of the sky. The hike takes us to the tiny harbor of Arnarstapi nestled under the rocks. We then continue by the roots of Snæfellsjökull Volcano made  famous by Jules Verne in his book Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Our next stop is one of the most magical places we know: Djupalon black pebble beach by the foot of Snæfelsnesjökul glacier. This beach is truly magical. Give yourself a moment to feel small and listen to the roaring, gigantic Atlantic Ocean washing over millions of black pebble stones. Look down and find your lucky stone.

In the summer we can continue the adventure around the peninsula passing small fishing villages and amazing scenery towards the stunning Kirkjufell mountain. Here we will make a stop to enjoy it and take photos and maybe say hi to some local horses before we head back to Reykjavik. Your camera will love this tour and you’ll be sure to catch some stunning pictures no matter the weather and season.

This is Iceland in a nutshell. And it’s still unexplored by the masses – so come and see it before it’s too late!

Departures 2018 / 19: 

Winter, from November to April 

Departure Days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday at: 09:00 in the morning.

 

Summer 2018 from 1 April to 1 of November

Departure Days: Sundays & Tuesdays at 09:00 in the morning.

 

Duration: 12 – 14 hrs. Est. arrival time in Reykjavik is 20:00. 

Pick up: We leave from our main office in Bankastræti 10, 101 Reykjavik.

Price: Adult  295,- USD. Youth (5-17 yrs.) 255- USD. Private tour 1400 USD for up to 4 pax incl. car, gas, guide. 

Minimum age: 5 years

Tour type: Nature and wildlife tour with geothermal bathing

Language: English

Highlights of the tour: Geothermal bathing, Wildlife & Black Pebble Beach.

Min/Max Passengers: Min 4 / Max 12 pax. For this tour to be confirmed, the minimum number of passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.

What to wear: We are in the arctic so weather can change without notice. So come prepared. Bring good hiking boots/shoes and windproof/rainproof outer layer, light and warm inner layer, such as wool, fleece or thermal

What to bring:

Walking boots/shoes 
Bathing suit + towel 
Water + snacks 
Camera  
Big smiles – you’ll be an active part of the tour and conversation.

Stops:

Salmon fishing river 
Eldborg crater and volcanic area 
“Mars” crater 
Viking geothermal pool 
Budir church 
Arnastapi Eagles Point
Snæfellsjökull glacier 
Djupalon Black Pebble Beach 
Birds and wildlife
Fishing Villages Hellisandur, Rif, Olafsvik 
Kirkjufell photo stop

Friendly note: We expect you to be an active part of the tour. Join the conversation. Speak up. Ask questions. Share your thoughts. Make new friends. And most of all remember to enjoy the moment. 

You are not alone: Although Snæfellsnes is still less travelled we should point out that Iceland has become a major hotspot destination so you must expect other tourists around you. On every tour, we will aim to get away from the masses, but there will be busy stops too. Instead of being annoyed about it we try to see the beauty in people coming to admire our pure nature…rather than just another resort with a shopping mall and a theme park.

 

Route

  1. Reykjavik
  2. Borganes
  3. Salmon river
  4. Mars + bathing
  5. Lunch
  6. Budir church
  7. Arnastapi
  8. Djupalon beach