Snæfellsnes Day Tour
Snæfellsnes Day Tour
Snæfellsjökull, Arnarstapi, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Saxhóll, Kirkjufell
English Speaking Guide
Small Group (max 19 persons)
Tasting of Icelandic Traditional Food
Wi-Fi and Icelandic Music
What you need to bring:
Joy and happiness!
None. Everyone welcome!
Would you like to join an unforgettable Expedition with an awesome small group? Then this full day Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour is your choice.
You will enjoy the wild nature of remote places and see landscapes which are out of this world. Steep mountains, endless beaches, moss covered lava fields, impressive craters and bizarre coastal cliffs are crowned by the omnipresent glacier on top of the volcano Snæfellsjökull.
Additionally Snæfellsnes is packed with an incredible amount of tales and legends. Your guide will hand pick his favourite stories and might get deep into the famous icelandic saga literature from the middle ages. On top of all stories the majestic volcano Snæfellsjökull was immortalized in the book “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne in 1864.
We visit the famous mountain Kirkjufell, the beach Djúpalónsandur, the fishing village Arnarstapi and some off the beaten path sights. Finally Troll Expeditions will invite you to taste some authentic icelandic snacks.
All our buses have wi-fi and Icelandic music for you to enjoy.
This tiny fishing village has pittoresque coastal cliffs which derived by glowing magma hitting the wild waves of the atlantic ocean. Thousands of years later erosion has formed beautiful stone arcs and remarkable blow holes. We will have a walk along the sea shore and enjoy plenty of viewpoints.
We will visit the 75 metre high rock pinnacles of basalt standing by the sea. They are hosting a variety of seabirds, for example northern fulmars and puffins. Among the locals it is believed that these rock formations are a sacred place for the hidden people.
A beach out of black volcanic sand and stones where Icelandic fishermen were rowing out onto the atlantic ocean for centuries. Still today we find the so called “lifting stones” which helped to evaluate applicants for the hard and physical fishing business. You can try to lift them yourself! In 1948 a british fishing trawler wrecked at the beach and metal parts of the vessel are still scattered in the sand.
You have the option to walk up the stairs to the volcanic crater of Saxhóll and get a 360˚ view over the Snæfellsjökull National Park. The eruption which formed this crater happened more than 4.000 years ago.
This narrow mountain has become the iconic landmark of Snæfellsnes in recent years. Today’s shape was formed by the erosive power of the glaciers during the last ice age about 12.000 years ago. There is a beautiful waterfall next to it which completes your perfect photo of the mountain.