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Come explore the best of Snæfellsnes and Borgarfjörður during the magical winter season. Famous attractions we'll see include Mt Kirkjufell, Djúpalónssandur beach and Vatnshellir cave. We'll travel in a comfortable 4x4 and overnight in a country side hotel where in the evening we can hope for a sighting of the Northern Lights.

Landbrotalaug hot pool
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Landbrotalaug hot pool

Grundarfjörður
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Grundarfjörður

Kirkjufell
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Kirkjufell

Mávahlíðarrif beach
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Mávahlíðarrif beach

Snæfellsjökull glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Snæfellsjökull glacier

Djúpalónssandur
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Djúpalónssandur

Djúpalónssandur
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Djúpalónssandur

Snæfellsjökull
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Snæfellsjökull

Hellnar
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Hellnar

Arnarstapi
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Arnarstapi

Gatklettur
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Gatklettur

Arnarstapi
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi - Bárður snæfellsás
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Arnarstapi - Bárður snæfellsás

Cheers for a good day
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Cheers for a good day

Enjoying dinner
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Enjoying dinner

Búðir
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Búðir

Búðakirkja
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Búðakirkja

Hraunfossar
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Hraunfossar

Tour type: Short Break Adventure

Difficulty:

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Adult: 55900

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What's included: Guide, Transportation, Accommodation and Cave tour

Duration: 2 days

Pick up: 08:00-08:30 from your accommodation in Reykjavík

Group size: Maximum 16 people

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Northern Lights
    • The iconic Mt Kirkjufell
    • Djúpalónssandur Beach
    • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
    • Borgarfjorður waterfalls
    • Deildartunguhver Hot spring

    This 2-day short break will take us around the magical Snæfellsnes peninsula. Due to its variety of dramatic landscape, you could say it is Iceland in a nutshell. It is dominated by the mighty Snæfellsjökull Volcano, topped by a glacier. On the northern side you will find charming little fishing towns like Grundarfjörður and Ólafsvík, lava fields, beautiful black and golden beaches and picturesque mountains like the much photographed Kirkjufell. The end of the peninsula is a national park where we will visit the lava cave Vatnshellir and the pebbled beach Djúpalónssandur surrounded by gorgeous rock formations. The south side is packed with natural wonders like the little beach in Hellnar, the breathtaking columnar basalt and cliff formations and the beautiful natural harbor at Arnarstapi not forgetting the old little black church at the hamlet of Búðir. On the way back to Reykjavík we take a detour into the valley of Borgarfjörður and add the spectacular waterfalls Hraunfossar and the hot spring Deildartunguhver to our list.

  • Tour Itinerary

    In September we will benefit from the beautiful autumn colors, in October to April this is the perfect area for the northern lights, in April and May we will see thousands of migrant sea-birds who have nested on the numerous cliffs. Our accommodation will be a comfortable hotel with rooms with private facilities.

    Day 1: Reykjavík - Snæfellsnes North
    Early morning departure from Reykjavík. Your expert driver-guide will meet you at your accommodation or the nearest bus stop. We set course to Snæfellsnes and head for the northern part of the peninsula. On the way, we stop to dip our feet into a nice hot natural spring. We explore the northern coast of the peninsula with its small fishing towns, take pictures of the picturesque and much-photographed mountain Kirkjufell. We enter the Snæfellsjökull National Park and stretch our legs by climbing up to the crater Saxhóll (100m high). Our next stop will be the Djúpalónssandur pebble beach where we wonder the amazing rock formations. After the beach a short drive takes us to the 8000-old lava tube cave Vatnshellir. Dinner and overnight in a comfortable hotel. If the conditions are favorable, we will have a perfect view of the northern lights.

    Day 2: Snæfellsnes South – Borgarfjörður
    In the morning we will explore the astonishing South coast of the peninsula teeming with natural wonders. We visit the ancient fishing village of Hellnar and the cold-water spring found at the lava’s edge and dedicated to the Holy Virgin, because it is said she had appeared here once. From Hellnar a short drive takes us to the hamlet of Arnarstapi where we will walk among the basaltic rock formations. We will also stop at Búðir to visit the beautiful little black church and the golden sand beach. On our way to Reykjavik in the afternoon we will then drive towards the beautiful Borgarfjörður area where we will explore the magnificent waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.

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