- Reykjavik day trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
- See some of Iceland's amazing natural wonders in Gerduberg
- Visit the National Park to see beaches and birdlife
- See Snæfellsjökull glacier, a dormant volcano
- Stop by Stykkishólmur village on your way back to Reykjavik
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What You Can Expect
The tour first stops at Gerduberg, a columnar basalt cliff in Hnappadalur valley, and Ölkelda, a natural spring of clean drinking water. Drive around the peninsula and to the National Park. You will be amazed of the harsh beauty of Arnarstapi and enjoy its extraordinary shores and scenery. Nowwhere else you will see such spectacular landscapes and peculiarities of the surroundings. Spend time hiking and bird watching along the precipitous shoreline and get a glimpse of the local see seals.
The journey continues through the National Park where you will experience Iceland's outstanding beaches and great bird life. The magical stone, lava and crater formations have been created by ancient volcano eruptions.
Snæfellsjökull glacier is a dormant volcano which attracts thousands of people each year. The legend says that this glacier is one of the earths seven energy spots and some visitors assemble there regularly each summer to enjoy the energy radiation.
Before the tour returns to Reykjavík you will visit the charming Stykkishólmur village by Breiðafjörður bay for a short stop.
I loved the black beach, the walk along the cliffs and the trip into the caverns. Get a seat on the right side of the bus.
The pictures on here do not do this trip justice. The rock formations you see are picture perfect once you are in the national park area, and you can easily spend a whole day here walking the norther and southern shore taking pictures or just taking in the view. A couple of other stops include a lava tube cave which was interesting, and a nice experience to be down there in total darkness for a couple of minutes. A couple of times I thought the day was done and we ended up making some more quick stops at waterfalls and other places that make for nice pictures. A very complete day and a must do if you have a few days in Iceland.
A truly amazing day! Nature ruled the day and we were exposed to the raw and natural beauty of Iceland.Breathtaking vistas over lava strewn fields with moss and some grazing sheep, snow covered dormanr volcanoes in the distance, rugged yet picturesque coastlines. The glacier is only seen from a distance but it is impressive. Waterfalls roaring down barren hillsides and the coast is dreamlike. A long day which left one with sensory overland of the best type.
This bus tour followed the coastline and a chain of gorgeous mountains that led us to Snaefellsjokull and the National Park. Our guide was charming and the scenery spectacular. As an older woman, I appreciated the frequent bathroom stops and the chance to stretch our legs. We stopped for lunch at a small restaurant near the stunning coast, then strolled through arctic tern nesting grounds to the bluffs overlooking the ocean. While walking along the path near the edge of the bluffs, we saw a breaching orca whale. We loved the tour and were very happy we had chosen it.
I thought this tour was fantastic. The scenery is spectacular and one sees a variety of different landscapes from pleasant valleys with sheep, to lava fields, to spectacular cliffs, and the most spectacular of all, the glacier. There were only a few people on this trip so the bus was small. The trip was well designed and the guide was excellent. The tour was also very punctual about hotel pick-up. If you like beautiful scenery, the tour is very worthwhile.
A nice trip, although it was raining. The nature at the Snaefellsjokull is fascinating!
The half of the tour was very boring, but the aft. part became more interesting. Very short breaks at sights, a big hurry.
A good day touring Iceland's northwest coast. This is one I would highly recommend.