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The wonders of Western Iceland

2 Day Snaefellsnes Peninsula & Northern Lights

Magnificent waterfalls, Snæfellsjökull glacier and the Northern lights are among the things you can expect to see on this adventure tour to the wonders of West of Iceland.

Price from 49.990 ISK per person.

Tour highlights
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Hraunfossar waterfall
  • Barnafoss waterfall
  • Gerðuberg bastalt columns
  • Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Vatnshellir cave
  • Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Budir - black church
  • Small group experience

Rated: Easy.
Duration: 2 days.
Included:Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided tour in a minibus, entrance to Vatnshellir cave, hotel room with a bathroom, and breakfast. Please note that single supplement is required for solo travelers.
What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Minimum age: 8 years.
Maximum number of participants: 16 persons per guide.
Please note that food, other than breakfast is NOT included.

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    Day 1
    You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavík in the morning. We will drive along the scenic west coast of Iceland to West Iceland. Our fist stop of the day is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water and it’s used for heating all the neighboring towns. Thereafter, we visit the historic site of Reykholt. Here the famous author Snorri Sturluson lived in the medieval. The waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss is our next stop. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. We leave the beautiful Borgarfjörður area behind and continue to Snæfellsnes peninsula. Before we reach our hotel for the night we will stop at the stunning basalt columns Gerðuberg. In the evening we will hunt for the northern lights.
    Day 2
    After breakfast, we drive west from the hotel, along the coastline of Snæfellsnes peninsula. The first stop of the day is at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where we walk around the surrounding area. From there we go underground, to the Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. The cave is about 8000 years old lava tube tunnel. This experience is as close you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth.
    Next, we have a stop at Hellnar for lunch before we continue to the beautiful Djúpalónssandur beach. Here we will have a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the old days.
    From Djúpalónssandur, we continue our journey around Snæfellsnes peninsula and our next stop is at the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will try to spot some northern lights before we arrive at Reykjavík in the evening.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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