The Mystical Snæfellsnes
Available all year round
/ Summer Edition
This 2 day (1 night) trip will give you the opportunity to circle the Snæfellsnes peninsula visiting some beautiful, interesting and quirky sights on the way. The mystical Snæfellsjökull volcanic glacier is one of the main attractions which can be seen from Reykjavik on clear days. I‘ts center is beleived to be one of seven energy sources of the world and beleivers go there to get insperation. You will visit the Snæfellsnes National Park which includes dark and light sandy beaches, remains from the interesting history of fishery as well as craters and lavafields. You can also find hot and geothermal mineral water in the area. At Bjarnarhöfn you will find a shark museum where you will taste the famous icelandic shark and get to know the hunting methods and processing. This tour can both start in Reykjavik or be an extension to The Island Circle.
- Day 1: Drive to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Unbelievable views, landscape, nature.
- Day 2: Bjarnarhöfn shark museum, Snæfellsnes national park, contrast beaches and glacier vicinity.
You start the day by driving to the Snæfellsnes peninsula taking the Hvalfjörður scenic road insted of the tunnel. The best reason for your detour is the hidden secret of Glymur, the highest waterfall in Iceland. Hiking up the slope beside the canyon in which the waterfall hides you‘ll catch some magnificent views of it. After the stop, keep on driving to Borgarnes where you can snack up before continuing to Stykkishólmur town, stopping at preferred locations on the way. If you have time and are interested you can also take a boat tour with Seatours in the Breiðafjörður bay. They have afternoon tours for example to Flatey which departs from Stykkishólmur (not included).
Drive from Stykkishólmur to Bjarnarhöfn where you find the shark museum. Here you taste the peculiar and in some opinion delicious shark most Icelanders have tasted at least once in their lifetime. Hit the road again through Grundafjörður, Ólafsvík, Rif and Hellissandur towns. In Djúpalónssandur we recommend a walk and in Hellnar you find an exhibition of the National Park in Snæfellsnes and it‘s endless possiblities. You can stop to enjoy the dark and light sand beaches, nature and magnificent birdlife in the area before continuing back to Reykjavik.