Visit Snaefellsnes on a superb super jeep excursion departing from Reykjavik and explore an enchanting area to the north west only a few hours from the capital. We drive through the beautiful region of Borgarfjordur and on to the peninsula of Snaefellsnes where the magnificent Snaefellsjokull Glacier covers a central volcano.
Duration: 9+ hours
Pick-up: 09:00 (or flexible)
Available: All year
Included: Reykjavik pick up & drop off, guided tour in a Super Jeep.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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For groups only (not scheduled tour)
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We drive westward from Reykjavik city through the submarine tunnel of Hvalfjordur fjord and the nice little town of Borgarnes, situated in nice surroundings of skerris, ocean and mountains. From there we drive along this outstretched arm of a peninsula, to the north west of Reykjavik, which boasts a dramatic coastline and abundant volcanic features including the glacier, Snaefellsjokull.
This peninsula stretches out into the North Atlantic with the magnificent snow-capped glacier, Snaefellsjokull, covering the volcano beneath. Snaefellsjokull is impressive and rises to a height of 1446 metres at its highest point. This volcano is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the novel, A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne, in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage leading to the centre of the earth on Snaefellsjokull.
The impressive landscape was formed by centuries of volcanic activity and it is simply extraordinary with lava, mountains and the glacier dominating. We travel beside extensive farmland and the peninsula is edged by a wind swept sandy coastline to the south and a rugged coastline to the west and north with high bird cliffs, off-shore sea stacks and wild waves.
On this tour we also visit the beautiful little inlet of Budir where there is a hotel and an old church. We drive through the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. On the north coast we 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 harbour by Danish and Norwegian merchants. This charming fishing town is the largest on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, located on a promontory overlooking the beautiful Breidarfjordur bay.
The majestic Snaefellsjokull gives you breathtaking views over the peninsula and people who believe in esoteric matters say this glacier is surrounded by a unique energy field. There is no doubt that this area holds a peculiar fascination for many and most people find its scenery is tremendously inspiring and compelling. It is a paradise for photographers. Traveling by super jeep is a great way to explore this remarkable area.
Two-day winter tour to Snaefellsnes: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Auroras - 2 days / 1 night on Wednesdays.