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Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration by Theo Crazzolara
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Travel to the remarkable Snæfellsnes peninsula and witness the Snæfellsjökull volcano, the black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur and many more sights

Highlights

  • Journey across striking landscapes on Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • The magnificence of Snæfellsjökull volcano
  • The idyllic fishing village of Arnarstapi
  • Exploring Vatnshellir lava tube cave
  • The tranquil, black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur
  • Grundarfjörður and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain
  • Spotting seal 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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Dec 01 2018
Can't review due to cancellation. Gray Line Iceland was prompt in notifying us and providing options. My complaint is that Gray Line Iceland was able to book another available tour but not refund the cancelled tour - for that we have to request the refund from the Gray Line main office where we booked. If we have problems with the refund I will post later.
Nov 26 2018
Nice trip , with beautiful landscapes ... Kirkjufell included !!!
Oct 26 2018
Great view, great guide, great driver!
Oct 24 2018
einfach vergessen. es war sehr schön
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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 where a brake will be made for lunch.

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 Grundarfjordur fishing village. 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.

Out of Grundarfjörður the route lies across Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends was where two Swedish "Berserks" forged Iceland‘s first road and 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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