Spend the day discovering the wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the home of cascading waterfalls, stretches of lava fields, black pebble beaches, charming fishing villages, and a towering glacier. Those seeking to witness the country’s diverse landscapes should not miss this tour.
In the morning, you’ll be picked up in Reykjavík and whisked out of the city, past the mighty mountain Esja and the numerous farmsteads that dot West Iceland's countryside. You’ll then reach the 90 kilometre stretch of land known as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
You’ll travel through the moss-covered lava field of Berserkjahraun, named after two Swedish berserkers killed in the area during the Viking times. You’ll then reach the small fishing town of Grundarfjörður, where only a short drive away is the majestic Kirkjufell mountain.
Rising from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers and a small waterfall, Kirkjufell is Iceland’s most photographed mountain. It was featured in the popular television series Game of Thrones as the ‘mountain that looks like an arrowhead’.
The next stop is the beautiful black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur which is edged in by rugged lava cliffs. There, you’ll find four ‘measuring stones’ which were used in the past to see if boys were strong enough to become Icelandic fishermen. See how you would fare in days of old and try to lift them.
The hamlet of Arnarstapi is next on the agenda. This is where the protagonists of the novel ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ stopped before they made their way up Snæfellsjökull glacier which served as an entryway to their subterranean journey. This magnificent glacier will watch over you the entire day as you travel between locations.
Before you return to the city, you’ll stop at a nearby farm where you’ll get a nice, home-cooked meal with the locals who will be eager to tell you about the history and folklore of this great peninsula.
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