Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik
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$168.07
Duration: 10 hours
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Embark on a tour to Snaefellsnes peninsula from Reykjavik and explore an enchanting area in the north-west of Iceland. The Snæfellsnes peninsula with mystical power of Snæfellsjökull glacier is almost like a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to distinctive glacier, you will find there yellow and black sandy beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, lush valleys, and unique harbors in charming fishing villages.

ITINERARY:
The tour starts from Reykjavik, heading west to pass through the tunnel under the Hvalfjordur fjord toward the beautiful little town of Borgarnes, situated in astonishing surroundings. From there we drive along the outstretched arm of the peninsula, to the north-west passing dramatic coastlines and abundant volcanic features including the Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Snæfellsnes peninsula stretches out into the North Atlantic Ocean with it's magnificent snow-capped glacier, Snaefellsjokull, covering beneath the volcano. Snaefellsjokull is an impressive glacier with a height of 1446 meters at its highest point. This volcano is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the Jules Verne novel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), in which the protagonists finds the entrance leading to the center of the earth on the Snaefellsjokull.

On this tour, we also visit the beautiful little place of Budir passing through the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. On the north coast, we shall see Olafsvik, a charming old fishing village and Iceland's oldest trading town, which dates back to 1687. We stop at Stykkisholmur town, built around a natural harbor by Danish and Norwegian merchants. This charming fishing town is the largest on the Snaefellsnes, located on a promontory overlooking the beautiful Breidarfjordur bay.

The majestic Snaefellsjokull gives you breathtaking views over the peninsula and sometimes people say that the glacier is surrounded by a unique energy field. There are no doubts that this area holds special fascination for many. It is also considered a paradise for photographers.

Embark on a tour to Snaefellsnes peninsula from Reykjavik and explore an enchanting area in the north-west of Iceland. The Snæfellsnes peninsula with mystical power of Snæfellsjökull glacier is almost like a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to distinctive glacier, you will find there yellow and black sandy beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, lush valleys, and unique harbors in charming fishing villages.