The Wonders of Snæfellsnes | 2-Day Getaway

The Wonders of Snæfellsnes | 2-Day Getaway
You will stop at a number of places on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
The iconic black church found on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland.
Prepare for a relaxing 2-Day getaway.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is found in the west of Iceland.
You see countless bird species during your time on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
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Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience the very best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, visiting its major attractions on this 2-day short break.This is an amazing chance for those guests looking to intimately discover this regions charming fishing villages, its cascading waterfalls and volcanic fields, not to mention the domineering Snæfellsjökull Volcano that lends the peninsula its name.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as “Iceland in miniature” due to its wide range of attractions. In other words, almost everything that makes mainland Iceland so beloved can be located here. This makes spending an extended period of time on the peninsula a true pleasure.

Among some of the attractions you will see are: the towns of Grundarfjörður and Ólafsvík, the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, the lava cave Vatnshellir, and the pebbled beach, Djúpalónssandur. You will also visit such sites as the black church of Búðir, Hraunfossar waterfall and, of course, see the mighty Snæfellsjökull Volcano.

So don’t miss your chance to get to know the Snæfellsnes Peninsula like a local with this brilliant 2-day break. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Barnafoss, Arnarstapi, Rauðasandur, Ólafsvík, Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Cave
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Qualified English speaking driver guide for 2 days

    • Transportation in a minibus

    • Accommodation at Fosshótel Hellnar, Hotel Arnarstapi or Kast Guesthouse (rooms with private facilities including breakfast).

    • Vatnshellir Cave tour

    • Lunch and dinner

    What to bring:
    • Warm Outdoor Clothing

    • Sturdy Hiking Boots

    • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in)

    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films

    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes North

    Kirkjufell can be found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

    You will begin this tour with an early morning departure from Reykjavík. Your expert driver-guide will meet you at your accommodation or the nearest bus stop. They will then set a course to the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, first heading towards its northern side.

    On the way, you will make a stop to dip your feet into a nice hot natural spring, providing not only relaxation, but some insight into this country’s geothermal underbelly. You will continue to explore the northern coast, discovering its small fishing towns and the mountain, Kirkjufell, most famous for its role as the “mountain like an arrowhead” in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

    Afterward, you will enter Snæfellsjökull National Park, stretching your legs by climbing up to the crater, Saxhóll. Your next stop will be Djúpalónssandur pebble beach where you will spend some time appreciating the area’s amazing rock formations.

    After the beach, a short drive will take you to the 8000-old lava tube cave, Vatnshellir. You will then travel to your overnight hotel for a bite to eat and some much needed respite.

    Day 2 - Snaefellsnes South – Borgarfjorður

    The rugged coastlines of Snæfellsnes.

    In the morning, you will explore the astonishing south coast of the peninsula; this stretch of land is positively teeming with natural wonders. You will pay a visit the ancient fishing village of Hellnar, as well as the hamlet of Arnarstapi, where you will spend time walking among the basaltic rock formations fond in the area.

    Afterward, you’ll make a stop at the hamlet Búðir to visit the beautiful little black church that has become so iconic in photographs, as well as visit something of an enigma in Iceland; a golden sand beach.

    On your way to Reykjavik in the afternoon, you will detour towards the beautiful Borgarfjörður area where you’ll take some time exploring the magnificent waterfalls of Hraunfossar, as well as make a quick stop at Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver.

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    Excellente excursion! Nous avons eu l'impression d'être privilégiés, car nous avons eu le luxe de faire ce tour à 4 personnes. Le guide a été très attentionné, avec explications en français. La nuit dans le village côtier d'Arnastapi était fantastique: l'hôtel face à l'océan nous a beaucoup plu.
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