Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Cave Exploration From Reykjavik
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Cave Exploration From Reykjavik

overview

WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Travel to the remarkable Snæfellsnes Peninsula and witness the Snæfellsjökull Volcano, the black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur, and more!

Highlights

  • Journey across striking landscapes on Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • See the magnificence of Snæfellsjökull Volcano
  • Idyllic fishing village of Arnarstapi
  • Explore Vatnshellir lava tube cave
  • Visit the tranquil, black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur
  • See Grundarfjörður and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain
  • Spot seals and myriad of sea birds
  • Rich heritage and fascinating history

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off service for major hotels in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Caving tour in Vatnshellir Cave
  • Professional tour guide

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Minimum age for cave tour is 5 years
  • Our tours are by default guided in English. More languages are available as follows:
  • German: Mondays (All year)
  • Mandarin: Fridays (All year)

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Jan 12 2019
Whole tour excellent, guide and knowledge
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Nov 26 2018
Nice trip , with beautiful landscapes ... Kirkjufell included !!!
reviewed by LEONARD NICHIFOR
Oct 26 2018
Great view, great guide, great driver!
reviewed by Hay Ka Cassandra Chan
Oct 24 2018
einfach vergessen. es war sehr schön
reviewed by Erik de Steenwinkel
Oct 02 2018
導遊細心,經驗豐富,全程照顧周到,對工作熱誠,值得嘉許!
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Aug 09 2018
We went on a tour with Gray Line to Snaefellsnes and had a fabulous trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and our driver was amazing. This was our second tour with them on our vacation and had absolutely no complaints!
reviewed by Lisa Smith
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itinerary

ITINERARY

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjörður and the village of Borgarnes, where a short stop will be made for refreshments.

Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes Peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you‘ll get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds.

Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you‘ll take a walk to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline before continuing to the small village of Hellnar for a lunchbreak.

After lunch, the tour continues to Vatnshellir lava tube cave that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.

Exploring Vatnshellir, you‘ll plunge into a subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, and strange lava formations that, in the glow of your headlight, form eerie shapes and shadows flickering across the walls of the cave.

From the dark underworld of Vatnshellir, the tour takes you to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history.

Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the fishing village of Grundarfjordur. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains, Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.

Leaving Grundarfjörður, the route lies across the Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends, was where two Swedish "Berserks" forged Iceland‘s first road. Finally, head over to the south side of the peninsula through Vatnaleið pass.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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