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Snæfellsnes National Park Tour Including Visit to Djúpalónssandur

  • When does it run?

    Wednesdays and Saturday

  • Start time
    Tour departs at 8am.
    If you opt for transfers, pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse at 7:30am.
  • Duration
    12 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off (optional)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation by coach
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (12-15)
  • Infant (0-11)

Key Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Snaefellsnes National Park from Reykjavik
  • See the Snæfellsnes glacier, one of the earth's seven major mystical power spots
  • See the small and picturesque Arnarstapi Harbour, with its basalt columns and cliff formations
  • Stroll along the golden sands of the beautiful beach at Djúpalónssandur
  • Pass through some quaint little fishing villages, including the Ólafsvík village
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesdays and Saturday

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Start time

    Tour departs at 8am.
    If you opt for transfers, pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse at 7:30am.

  • Meeting Point

    Without pick-up: Make your way to BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavik

    With pick-up: Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

  • Ending Point

    Same as start point

Itinerary

  • You will be taken on a guided bus tour of the Snæfellsnes National Park of Iceland.

    Situated at the foot of a volcano and a glacier, the Snæfellsnes National Park is the first national park that was established in Iceland. This active volcano, which stands 1,446 m high, is the background for Jules Vernes' famous Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    The tour covers the following sites:

    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. A stunning harbor girded by pristine waters and cliff-lines shores, Arnarstapi becomes a tourist magnet in summers.

    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, on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, close to the glacier Snæfellsjökull.

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off (optional)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation by coach
  • Lunch

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Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!).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. Bus stop 6 is temporarily closed effective since 15 June. We advise you to use either bus stop 3 or 14 instead.

Customer Reviews

  • Best tour ever in my life!
    Ngai Stella, Hong Kong 05/25/2017
  • One of the best tour companies
    Lijo Kumblolikal, Switzerland 09/03/2015
  • Well layed out tour and down to earth
    Robert Krauss, United States 05/07/2014

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