Whale watching in Iceland

Central to this independent drive is the quaint village of Grundarfjordur. A drive from your landing point in Keflavik, up the coast to Reykjavík and on to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, over a few days will hopefully be enough for a brief taste of Iceland, and the magical natural spectacles on offer during the winter.

Day 1 - Keflavik to Grundarfjordur 

After landing in Keflavik, pick up your car at the airport and head to Iceland’s capital. Take in some of the city sights, which include a number of museums, galleries and restaurants, before making your way to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It’s a wonderful, scenic drive, and you should aim to be at your final destination of Grundarfjordur by nightfall.

Day 2 - Whale watching in Grundarfiordur

After breakfast, get out on the water on a whale watching trip. Killer Whales are often seen deep into the calm waters of the bay, and the length of your cruise normally depends on how successful it is! In the afternoon, you will return back to dry land, where you can properly explore Grundarfjordur before looking upward as the Northern Lights begin to sparkle over the peninsula.

Day 3 – Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

This part of Iceland is known for its spectacular landscapes and scenery, so be sure to discover some of the hidden wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsular. Popular amongst tourists are the natural rock sculptures at Arnarstapi, as well as the fjords and fishing villages along its north edge. If the visibility is good, or if you fancy a bit of a detour, you can get a great view of the Snaefellsjokull volcano, on the western tip of Snaefellsnes.

Day 4 - Depart for Keflavik

On the way back to the airport, think about stopping in Reykjavík once more, to see some of the sights you missed out the first time around. It’s a wonderful city, and can’t be fully appreciated in just a day! Drop off your vehicle in Keflavik before catching your flight home. 

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