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Snæfellsnes National Park & Cave Exploration


CERTIFIED OPERATOR     Tour operator: Gray Line     11 hours     Travel method: Bus

Highlights:
  • Gerðuberg, a columnar basalt cliff
  • Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Stykkishólmur village
  • Tour Description
  • Itinerary Details
  • Guidance
  • Pictures



Tour Description:

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjörður and the village of Borgarnes where a short stop will be made for refreshments.

Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you‘´ll get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds.

Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you‘ll take a walk through extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline to the small village of Hellnar where a brake will be made for lunch.

After lunch the tour continues to Vatnshellir lava tube cave that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.

Exploring Vatnshellir you‘ll plunge into a subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, and strange lava formations that, in the glow of your headlight, form eerie shapes and shadows flickering across the walls of the cave.

From the dark underworld of Vatnshellir the tour takes you to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history.

Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.

Out of Grundarfjörður the route lies across Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends was where two Swedish "Berserks" forged Iceland‘s first road and over to the south side of the peninsula through Vatnaleið pass. On the way a short stop is made at a viewpoint where you can take a short walk down to a beautiful waterfall.

Heading back to Reykjavik the last, but by no means the least attraction on the tour is the Natural Heritage Site of Gerðuberg, home to a beautiful belt of basalt columns in impossibly geometric shapes.



Itinerary Details:

Departures:

Monday, Thursday and Sunday from November 1 to May 31

Everyday from June 1 to September 30

Included: Bus Visit to Vatnshellir Cave Guidance as shown under Guidance below Excluded: Meals and refreshments Guidance: English All departures German Mondays Online Booking: Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure with 5% online discount TIP Are you wondering about the places we visit on this tour such as Snæfellsnes Peninsula? Click here to find more interesting places in Iceland. Go to top of page



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Minimum age: 1 years



What is included

-Guided Bus tour
-Entrance and guidance at Vatnshellir Cave

What do I need to bring

-Camera
-Appropriate clothing
-Hiking shoes





  Attention

-Lunch at Kaffi Primus not included in the price but available
-Children under the age of 3 years are not allowed on this tour


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Duration

660 minutes

What is included

-Guided Bus tour
-Entrance and guidance at Vatnshellir Cave

Minimum age

1 years

What do I need to bring

-Camera
-Appropriate clothing
-Hiking shoes

Attention

-Lunch at Kaffi Primus not included in the price but available
-Children under the age of 3 years are not allowed on this tour