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Excursion to Snæfellsnes National Park

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Highlights

  • Visit Snæfellsjökull glacier which is 1800 year old dormant volcano
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscapes along the shoreline
  • Experience Iceland's outstanding beaches and bird life at the National Park

Overview

The Snæfellsnes glacier is renowned for its mystical powers, which are second to none. It covers a cone shaped volcano, which has been dormant for about 1800 years. Snæfellsnes has captured the imagination of people all over the world, ever since Jules Verne wrote “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in 1871. People living in the vicinity of the glacier claim it to be one of earth's few energy sources and visitors from all over congregate there for a few days every summer to accumulate the energy radiation and meditate. This tour is "must do" day full of pristine landscape in Iceland’s youngest national park.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel/ guesthouse at 0730h (07:30am) and taken on a guided bus tour of the Snæfellsnes National Park of Iceland.

The Snæfellsnes National Park was established end of June 2001, being the fourth one in the country.

The tour will visit the following places:

The Snæfellsnes Glacier: (1446m) Snæfellsnes glacier is believed by many to be one of the earth's seven major mystical power spots. One of Iceland's most beautiful glaciers, 1,446 metres high, it sits on top of a dormant volcano at the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Arnarstapi Harbour: Continue along the coastline with its rugged terrain and onwards passing the Arnarstapi harbour, small and picturesque, with basalt columns.

Djúpalónssandur: Take a short walk along the beautiful beach at Djúpalónssandur. On the way you will pass Gatklettur, an interestingly-shaped cliff with a hole in it.

The tour will also break for lunch (payable direct).

On your way back to Reykjavík, you will pass through some quaint little fishing villages, including the Ólafsvík village.

The tour returns to the starting point after approximately 10 hours.

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Reviews

This was a down to earth tour with a relatively small group that gave us a very good idea of what the area was like and how the people live.... Robert Krauss

Excellent knowledgable guide made this one of the best excursions we've had. Scenery stunning... Mr P W Worsley

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Saturday

Duration

11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 11.5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik. Please advise your hotel or Guesthouse at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.Pickup from your Hotel or Guesthouse at 0730h (07:30am)

Ending point

Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik

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Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation by coach

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable walking shoes as some walking is required on this excursion.

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Please note

Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.
Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour. Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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