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Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Guided tours to Snaefellsnes

Only a 2h drive from Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes peninsula is situated northwest of Reykjavik and comprises a world of diversity. Words like “magical” and “magnificent” come to mind when you think of Snæfellsnes. You will visit friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains, and during summer season one is able to see a multitude of bird species nesting on treacherous cliffs.

Snæfellsnes has been called a miniature Iceland because of the many iconic natural features that can be found here – craters, waterfalls, glaciers, fumaroles, basalt cliffs, and more.

The area surrounding the stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull has been designated one of the four National Parks by the government of Iceland. With its height of 1446 m, Snaefellsjokull is the highest mountain on the peninsula and has a glacier at its peak (jökull means “glacier” in Icelandic). The volcano can be seen on clear days from Reykjavík, a distance of about 120 km. The glacier and the native giant “Bárður” make sure that the nature looks untouched by man.

The tour takes you through the Búðahraun lava field, the coast between the small fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. The Djúpalónssandur beach is a beautiful wild black sand and pebble beach with amazing volcanic rocks rising from the beach, also located inside the park.

It is said that the Snæfellsjökull glacier has mystical powers and that it is the gateway to another world. It is also the setting of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

Duration: 12-13 hours.

For your safety My Iceland Guide reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.
Remember to bring your camera, warm clothes, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Meals not included, lunch stops and shorter breaks will take place.

Tour highlights:
Old fishing posts
Waterfalls, Mountains and Ocean Front Cliffs
Lava Fields
Many other natural wonders along the way