Snaefellsnes Peninsula | A Hidden Pearl in an ECO-Friendly Jeep

At the tip of the peninsula sits the glacier covered volcano Snæfellsjökull. Snæfellsjökull is not only a stunningly picturesque mountain. It plays a big role in the novel „Journey to the Center of the Earth“ by Jules Vernes and is one of Earth‘s energy points.

During our drive to the tip of the peninsula we stop at the country hotel of Budir. This used to be a fishing outpost in the old days but today this is one of the best hotels in Iceland. At Hotel Budir it is possible for us to have lunch.

On the coast underneath the foothills of the glacier we find the small fishing community of Arnarstapi. Being very peacful and quiet during the winter this small village comes to life during the summer with many small but colorful fishingboats going in and out of the harbour with their catch of the day. A little farther west we find the dramatic coast at Djúpalónssandur. This used to be a fishing outpost until the 19th century. It is hard to imagine the tough life of the people living there during the bitterly cold and dark winter months. The men going out through the rough surf in their small open boats in the hope of catching some fish for their families. We also see what remains of an old ship that stranded there in the middle of the 20th century. But this beach is also known for the small pitchblack and smooth pebbles of all sizes. Now you can try to find the perfect one.

We continue on around the Snæfellsjökull glacier. We pass the remarkable Fiskibyrgi. These are the oldest man made buildings still standing in Iceland. Some of them being close to 1000 years old. They were used to store and dry fish centuries ago. Time allowing we take a 20 minute walk to explore them up close.

Now it is time to start working our way back, passing through two fishing villages on the northern side of the peninsula before crossing over to the southern side of it and backtracking back to Reykjavik. Book now! Check availability by choosing a date!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Ólafsvík, Eldborg, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

07:45 to 08:15
  • Pick up from your accommodation, expert guidance, eco friendly vehicle

  • Food and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes and your camera.

Good to know:

Dress for the worst and hope for the worst

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