Wild 4-Hour Horn Mountain Hiking Tour in Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Stykkisholmur

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Stykkishólmur, Iceland
4 hours
Apr. - Dec.
Minimum age
14 years old


Discover the hidden beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula by joining this four-hour hiking tour of the Horn mountain from Stykkisholmur. Adventurers who want to spend the day exploring diverse landscapes and cap it off with a delicious local meal will enjoy the itinerary of this tour.

Your hiking excursion in Iceland opens with a meet-up with your tour guide in Stykkisholmur town. This Icelandic town lies on the northern shore of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, known for its scenic natural harbor.

Before starting the hike, your guide will brief you about the adventure ahead. The trail to the peak of Horn mountain can be challenging for most hikers because of the rugged and steep terrain. Fortunately, the views atop your destination are excellent rewards for the extreme hike.

On your part in making the trip safe and enjoyable, don't forget to gear up with all the essential hiking equipment you need. In particular, dressing warmly in layers and sturdy hiking shoes is vital to protect you against the unpredictable weather in Iceland. A camera is also handy in capturing the beautiful scenery along the trail.

From Stykkisholmur, the guide takes you on a short bus ride to the head trail of the mountain. You'll start the hike in Vatnaleid heath, a mountain pass with panoramic views of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and nearby fjords.

Stunning geological formations like sandstones and chert sediments dot the rough track to the mountaintop of Horn. These rocks are proof of Iceland's rich geological and volcanic history, which you'll know more about from your guide.

A breathtaking peninsula view welcomes you upon reaching Mount Horn's peak. The picturesque Breidafjordur fjord and its small islands, the bay that separates Snaefellsnes and the Icelandic Westfjords, are visible from this location. 

You'll have plenty of time to admire and photograph these views before departing from the mountain. The hiking trail covers 2.6 miles (4.3 kilometers) with an elevation of 800 feet (243 meters).

After hiking down the mountain, your small group may dip in the cold waters of the nearby Hraunsfjordur lake. Around this area, a simple lunch prepared by a local restaurant also awaits you.

As you approach the end of the tour, you'll enjoy two more exciting activities back in Stykkisholmur.

Your tour package includes an entrance to the town's heated swimming pool and hot tubs. Geothermal bathing is the best way to relax and regain strength after a demanding hike. The salty groundwater soothes the skin and shields you from the cold weather.

To conclude your Snaefellses Peninsula tour, the guide will take you to a popular local restaurant called Sjavarpakkhusid. A cocktail and a four-course meal made from fresh ingredients will be served here as part of the tour price.

Hike atop a mountain in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and experience a geothermal bath in local hot tubs by joining this tour from Stykkisholmur. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking guide
Energy snacks, coffee, and chocolates
Lunch and beverages


Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Food & Drinks

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Sturdy hiking boots
Small backpack
Water bottle


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