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Highlights

  • Vatnaleið 
  • Kirkjufell
  • Djúpalónssandur
  • Lóndrangar
    • Arnarstapi

    Itinerary

    Start of the Tour after pick-up at 10-11 Kringlan

    After pick-up the bus starts from here on the journey.

    Pick-up from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik is between 08:00 and 08:30 (9:00 and 9:30 between April 15th and September 15th). Then the buses meet at 10-11 Kringlan and the tour departs from there at 8:30 (9:30).

    1. Stop at Vegamót 20 minutes

    A small breakfast stop is made at a hotel on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

    This stop is aimed to get a small breakfast if needed and to use the bathroom before heading to the first attraction of the tour.

    2. Stop at Vatnaleið viewpoint 15 minutes

    Have a look at the magnificent Berserkjahraun lava field!

    The lava field is about 4000 years old and belongs to the volcanic system of Ljósufjöll. The name derives from two swedish Berserks who according to old Icelandic Sagas are buried in this lava field.

    3. Stop at Grundarfjörður 50 minutes

    Welcome to the beautiful village of Grundarfjörður!

    With only just about 850 inhabitants does this charming fishing town have a lot to offer. You can either have some traditional Icelandic food at Kaffi Emil or take a short walk to the harbor and breath in the salty sea air. On a clear day you should even be able to see southernmost part of the Westfjords from here.

    4. Stop at Kirkjufell Mountain 15 minutes

    The iconic mountain!

    Kirkjufell got very famous through the TV show Game of Thrones where it was a popular filming spot. The mountain has an altitude of 463 meters was formed by glaciers during ice age.

    5. Stop at Djúpalónssandur 35 minutes

    Walk through spectacular lava formations!

    Djúpalónssandur has a lot to offer. Stunning lava fields surround the whole area. Walking down to the shore gives you a outstanding impression on what lava can become. On the beach which comprises rounded stones are chunks of a ship wreck to discover and the raw atlantic ocean to feel.

    6. Stop at Hellnar 10 minutes

    Have a look at the natural caves of Hellnar!

    This tiny former fishing village with its lovely church and impressive lava formations is a good photo opportunity.

    7. Stop at Arnarstapi 40 minutes

    Another gorgeous mountain is ready to be explored!

    In this village do you have a wonderful view on Stapafell and can have a close look to the statue of Bárður Snæfellsás. In good sight are you able to see Reykjavík.

    8. Stop in Borgarnes 10 minutes

    A small restroom stop is made at a gas station in Borgarnes.

    This stop is aimed to use the bathroom before heading back to Reykjavík.

    End of the tour at Skógarhlíð 10

    The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik.

    After drop-off we will head to our headquarter at Skógarhlíð 10.

    Itinerary

    Before we can get to the adventuring part of our day we first need to get you out of the city. This is where our fast and efficient pick up service comes in.

    Just tell us where you are staying or the location of the nearest pick up point to your accommodation and our busses will come and get you. When everyone is aboard we will immediately begin our northward journey, passing by the famous Esja mountain and around the Faxaflói Bay. We will mostly be following the ring road up towards our first destination which will be the Kirkjufell mountain on the peninsula’s northern edge.

    It would be an understatement to say that Kirkjufell is one of the most popular mountains in Iceland to take a photo of, as the image of this tall mountain reflected in the nearby water has become an image almost synonymous with the country itself. It stands at a height of approximately 463 meters and also has had its 15 minutes of fame on the silver screen playing the part of the ‘Arrowhead Mountain’ in the hit show ‘Game of Thrones’ but thankfully you won’t have to go north of the wall to see it here.

    Following on from the mountain we will then head to our second stop which will be at the black sand beaches of Djúpalónssandur. This area was once home to anywhere up to 60 fishing boats and also housed one of the most profitable fishing villages in the area but all of that has now gone leaving behind a beautiful and serene bay. As a reminder of the history of the area, the bay is still home to four Lifting stones that were once used by fishermen to test their strength. The minimum a man would have to lift was a 54 KG stone to hip height otherwise he would not be considered fit for service. There is also though a stone weighing 23 KG called Amlóði (Useless), 100 KG called Hálfsterkur (half strength) and 154 KG called Fullsterkur (full strength).

    Once everyone has lifted a stone* and proven themselves worthy we will be able to move on to our third stop at Arnarstapi.

    Arnarstapi is a fishing village that sits on the southern edge of the peninsula that stands a monument to rich history Iceland has with the fishing industry as well as its rich history with stories and sagas. With its incredibly accessible location, Arnarstapi quickly became an ideal location to serve as a hub for the fishing activities in the area. Very quickly the small town grew into a large shipping port which supplied much of the west coast of Iceland and brought in a tremendous amount of trade to the whole island.

    Today the town sees much less use as a fishing port but the docks here have been very well maintained and now see a lot of use from tourists and during the summer months the docks come alive with boats!

    When it comes to breathtaking nature though, Arnarstapi may just win the day as you look over the cliffs that this area has in abundance. Striking basalt columns and curiously cubic rock formations are interlaced with thin walkways caused by years of erosion as the land fights against a sea that wants to reclaim it. Bring some extra memory cards for your camera and thank us later.

    We will from here begin our journey back home towards Reykjavik but not before making a few more rest stops in towns such as Borgarnes


    The duration of the tour is 11 hours

    There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food


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    • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

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    • English

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