A two day tour around the Snæfellsnes peninsula
The Snæfellsnes peninsula and the west coast of Iceland offers diverse landscapes with sparkling fjords, sheer sea cliffs, a glacier, sweeping beaches and beautiful mountain scenery. On the way to Snæfellsnes we stop by Deildartunguhver hot spring area and the two beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. We stop for lunch at Húsafell and drive to Snæfellsnes. After a good day of sightseeing in Bjarnarhöfn shark museum and Gerðuberg cliffs, we check in to our B&B in Grundarfjörður where it is an option to take a stroll in the beautiful village. And have dinner in one of the restaurants in the village. If the weather conditions are favorable there is always a possibility to view the northern lights, on your own, over the picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain.
After breakfast on Tuesday we head on to the Kirkjufell mountain and park next to the beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. The name Kirkjufell means Church mountain and it derives its name from the unusual shape. From Kirkjufell we head on wards along the north coast of Snæfellsnes. We stop in the fishing village Hellisandur for lunch and thereafter we drive through the Snæfellsnes national park, with good views of Snæfellsnes glacier, to a cave called Vatnshellir. There we go beyond on a 90 minutes cave tour with cave experts. The cave reaches 35 meters below the surface and there you will see some unique colorful lava formations. Those who choose not to enter the cave can be taken to the small village Hellnar that used to be the largest fishing village in the area but now you will just find the remaining’s of the glory days, a beautiful old church and a charming little coffee house in perfect settings on the beach. In good weather it is an option to hike a path (30 minutes) along the beach to Arnarstapi village where our next stop is. At Arnarstapi we stop by the huge statue of Bárður Snæfellsás, the half human and half troll that is according to the myths, the protector of this area. From Arnarstapi we head on towards Reykjavík with stops at Búðir beach and a seal colony at Ytri-Tunga.
Scenic drive along west coast to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Stop by Deildartunguhver hot spring area and two beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.
Gerðuberg cliffs and Bjarnarhöfn shark museum.
An overnight stay in Grundarfjörður- in a B&B accommodation.
Stop by the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain
Drive trough Snæfellsnes national park with views of Snæfellsjökull glacier
Optional: A tour down below in to the Vatnshellir cave
Stop in the picturesque village Arnarstapi
Stop at Búðir
Ytri-Tunga Seal colony
Entry to Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum. B&B accommodation with breakfast in Grundarfjörður.
Good shoes and warm cloths
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