2 Day Snæfellsnes & Northern Lights

Winter 2-4 x per week 2 days Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik VERY_EASY Min 8 years old

Tour description
€324 per person

Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this 2 day small group adventure tour. This tour also includes sightseeing in Borgarfjörður where we go see Hraunfossar  Waterfall and Deildartunguhver Hotspring. When the conditions are right we will have the the possibility of spotting the Northern Lights.

Itinerary

Day 1

We begin along the scenic west coast of Iceland. Our fist stop of the day is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Thereafter, we visit the historic site of Reykholt.  The waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss is our next stop. We leave the beautiful Borgarfjörður area behind and continue to Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Before we reach our hotel for the night we will stop at Gerduberg to look at stunning basalt columns. In the evening we will hunt for the Northern Lights.

Overnight: Hotel at Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 2

The first stop of the day is at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where we walk around the scenic surrounding area. From there we go underground, to the Vatnshellir Cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. Next, we have a stop at Hellnar fishing village for lunch before continuing to the beautiful Djúpalónssandur Beach. There we will have a short hike and explore the remains of a ship wreckage.  We continue our journey around Snæfellsnes Peninsula and our next stop is at the famous Mountain Kirkjufell. On our way back to Reykjavik, we will try to spot some Northern Lights before we arrive at Reykjavik in the evening.

Drop off: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik
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Tour highlights

  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Hraunfossar Waterfall
  • Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Gerduberg Basalt Colums
  • Vatnshellir Cave
  • Djupalonssandur Beach
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Budir Black Church

Did you know?

You can test your strength in Djúpalónssandur. There are four stones that were used by fishermen to test their strength from 23 kg. to 154 kg.

They were traditionally used to qualify men for work on fishing boats, with the Hálfdrættingur “Weakling” (54kg.) being the minimum weight a man would have to lift onto a ledge at hip-height to qualify.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • A guided tour in a minibus.
  • Entrance to Vatnshellir Cave.
  • Hotel room with a bathroom and breakfast.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Please note that a single supplement is required for solo travelers.

Please bring warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.