Snæfellsnes Super Jeep with Sushi Boat Tour

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Faxagata 101, Reykjavík, Ísland
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year

Get ready for an adventure on the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. This tour is complete with a boat tour and sushi treat¨.

You'll start your excursion in Reykjavík in the morning, and you will be driven to a determined meeting point. There you will go into a customised jeep for the rest of this amazing tour.

You'll be driven to Stykkishólmur where you will go on a 2-hour Viking Sushi Adventure boat tour. There you can taste fresh scallops and sea urchin straight from the sea. You will see many birds like puffins (in summer only), cormorants and the white-tailed eagle, and witness the strongest currents in Iceland as the waves crash on basalt rock formation cliffs.

You'll then visit Helgafell, the Holy Mountain. 73 metres high peak with a breathtaking panoramic view across Breiðafjordur Bay. A viewing dial is at the top and a small remnant of a wall, which is dated 1184 and was a part of a nearby monastery built at this time.

Folklore advises anyone climbing the mountain for the first time to walk straight up without looking back or speaking. If you do that; you will be granted three wishes. The wishes have to be of good intent, and the wisher must tell no one and face east while making them. 

Next stop is Berserkjahraun or Berserker lava field, a 3,600-4,000-year-old lava field. Its sources are four differently sized scoria craters forming an east-west row from Ogress pass (Kerlingarskarð). 

The lava flows created two lakes on their southern side which adds serenity and beauty to the landscape. But they also represented a difficult obstacle as the area became inhabited during the Age of Settlement. In the beginning, people chose to walk or ride along the southern edge of the lava or travel past it by boat until bridle paths were opened. Nowadays three roads cross it.

A Viking Saga, Eyrbyggja Saga, is said to have happened in this area. The story tells of two berserkers from Sweden, Halli and Leiknir, who were killed there and buried by Víga-Styr the Slayer after the berserkers made a bridle path through the rugged lava field on his demand.

At Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits and biology. You will, of course, get to taste the shark in its fermented form, a traditional treat and an acquired taste to say the very least. Entry to the museum is included in the tour price.

Don't miss this exciting culinary, sightseeing, super jeep experience. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Bus ride
Viking Sushi Adventure boat ride
Entrance fees to Helgafell and Bjarnarhöfn shark museum

Activities

Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

Attractions

Helgafell
Berserkjahraun
Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

What to bring

Warm clothes
camera

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