Don't miss your opportunity to discover and explore the captivating Snæfellsnes Peninsula by Super Jeep! This opportunity is the perfect chance for those travellers eagerly seeking to better know Iceland's west, a region of rugged mysticism, dramatic scenery and ancient folklore.
You will be picked up at your accommodation and whisked away towards your first stop of the day, the small hamlet Búðir. This is truly a beautiful spot, built in the place of an old fishing village, the only remnants of which remain are a charming church and graveyard. By experiencing villages such as these, you can gain a real insight into the daily life, culture and history of Iceland's fishing industry.
After this photogenic place, we go over to another small fishing village called Arnarstapi. As well as having a picturesque harbour, it is also close to Gatklettur (Hellnar Arch), a little-known gem that’s been shaped by the eroding force of the sea into a picturesque arch. This is but one example of the fascinating rock formations that can be seen in Snæfellsnes.
Towering over the town is Mt. Stapafell, a palagonitic pyramid that plays an enormous part in making the town as photogenic as it is. Close by is the ancient fishing village Hellnar where you can enjoy a bite to eat and some stunning views of the nearby coastlines.
Our next stop is Djúpalónssandur, a beautiful, black, pebbled/sandy beach with dramatic cliffs emerging from the shore. This is but another example of Iceland's eclectic, but always gorgeous, coast. Djúpalónssandur is our first stop within the borders of Snæfellsjökull National Park, named after the omnipresent strato-volcano that forever towers on the horizon line.
From there we travel north to see one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Kirkjufell ("Church mountain"). It’s a beautifully shaped feature that stands near the small town of Grundarfjörður. On the opposite side of the road is the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, beautiful in its own right, but snapping pictures of both the waterfall and mountain together can create stunning results.
Snæfellsnes has long been believed to be one of the world’s major cosmic energy centers and a haven for sea and bird life. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is dominated by the glacier-covered dormant Snæfellsnes volcano, which was the inspiration for Jules Verne’s classic novel, Journey to the Center of the earth and fueled the imagination of Iceland’s Nobel Prize winner Halldór Kiljan Laxness.
On our way back to Reykjavík we drive past Hraunsfjörður bay. It has a lake that’s popular for fishing and can create a beautiful backdrop in the sunset. Such scenery will only cement in our mind as to why this region has inspired such literary works as "Under The Glacier" and "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". As this is a long day, it might be possible to see the Northern lights at the end of the tour.`
So don't miss out on your chance to explore the many fantastic attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula by Super Jeep. Check availability by choosing a date.
This is a slightly longer tour than other day tours we offer so please take that into consideration when making dinner plans for the evening.