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About Tour

Discover the raw beauty of Iceland's west, from the rugged Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the serene Borgarfjörður Fjord. As you immerse yourself in the natural wonders, remember that winter months offer an added bonus. The Northern Lights, with their vibrant hues, dance across the night sky, turning your Icelandic journey into an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • Discover Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Witness Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Walk by Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Hike in Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Enjoy Ytri-Tunga beach
  • Explore Vatnshellir cave (optional)
  • Visit Reykholt village
  • Check out Sturlureykir horse farm
  • Try out Krauma Geothermal Baths (optional)
  • Northern Lights (during winter)

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided tour in a minibus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Visit to the highlights around Snæfellsnes area
  • One night in hotel room with a private bathroom
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free WiFi on the bus

What to bring

  • Clothing according to the weather
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Water & windproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking shoes
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm headwear
  • Gloves
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All year
Duration 2 day
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:18 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Itinerary

Embark on a 2-day journey encompassing the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the Borgarfjörður area, two of Iceland's most enchanting regions. Often dubbed "Iceland in Miniature," the Snæfellsnes Peninsula boasts a myriad of landscapes, from its black beaches to its towering mountains, while Borgarfjörður offers a rich tapestry of history, geothermal wonders, and cascading waterfalls.

As you explore the natural and cultural treasures of these areas, those venturing during the winter months (September-April) are in for an added delight. As dark descends and if the skies are clear, you might be graced with the performance of the Northern Lights, painting a kaleidoscope of colors.

small house in arnarstapi in snaefellsnes

Your journey begins in Reykjavik, where you'll be picked up at 9:30 a.m. from your chosen pick-up point. Please be aware that the entire pick-up process might take up to 30 minutes.

Your first stop is the village of Borgarnes, renowned for its rich Viking history. From there, you'll proceed to the fascinating Gerðuberg basalt columns, a natural wonder that showcases the beauty of Iceland's geological formations.

Next, you'll head to Ytri Tunga beach, a golden-sand haven known as the ideal spot for seal-watching. The serene ambiance and the playful seals will surely captivate your heart.

Your journey continues with a brief stop at the quaint Búðir hamlet before reaching the picturesque village of Arnarstapi. Here, you'll witness the grandeur of Gatklettur – a massive eroded stone arch.

walking around Vatnshellir lava cave in snaefellsnes

Following Arnarstapi, you'll delve into the depths of the Vatnshellir Lava Cave. Formed 8,000 years ago, this treasure of Snaefellsjokull National Park will make you feel as if you're embarking on a journey to the center of the Earth, reminiscent of Jules Verne's famous novel. For those who opt out of the cave exploration, the visitor center and the lighthouse at Malarrif await, and if time permits, a visit to the Lóndrangar rock cliffs is highly recommended.

Your day concludes with a visit to Djúpalónssandur, a golden-sand beach where remnants of a 1948 shipwreck still lie. Test your strength with the traditional lifting stones, once favored by fishermen to showcase their prowess.

You'll rest and rejuvenate at the Hellissandur Adventure Hótel, preparing for the next day's escapades. If you're visiting during the winter months, and the conditions are right, you will be able to witness the ethereal Northern Lights. The dance of vibrant colors across the sky is a sight to behold, a result of solar particles interacting with Earth's atmosphere.

Day Highlights
  • Borgarnes village
  • Gerðuberg basalt columns
  • Ytri Tunga beach
  • Búðir
  • Arnarstapi Fishing Village
  • Vatnshellir cave (optional)
  • Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Northern Lights (only during winter)
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to all highlights of the day
  • One night in a hotel room
Accommodation
Adventure Hotel Hellissandur
or similar

Day two kicks off post-breakfast with a visit to the iconic Mount Kirkjufell. This photogenic mountain, paired with a neighboring waterfall, offers a landscape so breathtaking that it served as a filming location for the TV series Game of Thrones.

Your next stop is Grundarfjörður, a town where you can take a short break, perhaps grab some snacks or visit the WC. The journey continues with a stop at a gas station for another brief rest before heading to the mesmerizing Hraunfossar waterfall. This unique waterfall sees its waters flow from beneath a lava field, offering a spectacle unlike any other. This will also be your lunch spot, allowing you ample time to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty.

bright colour hraunfossar waterfall in autumn

Post-lunch, you'll explore Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, an iconic Icelandic historian, poet, and writer. For those seeking a relaxing experience, for an additional fee, you can opt to visit Krauma, a renowned geothermal spa. 

However, if you choose not to go to Krauma, you'll be treated to a visit to Sturlureykir horse farm to meet adorable Icelandic horses. Additionally, you’ll visit the nearby Deildartunguhver hot spring, the most powerful in Europe, and a must-see.

Your enriching two-day tour concludes with your return to Reykjavik around 6:05 p.m., leaving you with memories of Iceland's unparalleled beauty and charm.

Day Highlights
  • Mount Kirkjufell
  • Grundarfjörður
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Historic site of Reykholt
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Krauma geothermal baths (optional extra)
  • Sturlureykir horse farm (alternative to Krauma)
Included
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to all highlights of the day
  • Drop off in Reykjavik

Frequently asked questions

Our multi-day tours will give you a small group experience as they are operated in a mini-bus and you get a better connection with the guide.

By booking a multi-day tour with us, you don’t need to have to worry about finding accommodation during the time of the tour as our multi-day tour includes accommodation which is often booked far in advance. You will get more opportunities to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one-day tour. 

All of our tours are English guided so you will have English speaking licensed guide throughout the tour that will tell you everything about what you see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by at to get the absolute best experience.

When booking your tour you are guaranteed accommodations at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we work with are of the same standard and offer nice rooms with beds and linen. The standard room is a twin room but it is possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.

Free Wi-Fi, towels, a hairdryer, and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels.

If you want to have your own room, then a single supplement is payable in order to secure a single room. If you do not wish to book a single room then you will be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Breakfast is included at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant during the tour. Meals and beverages are not included on your tour. However, we will make stops at restaurants and conveniences stores where you are able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt though.

A typical breakfast buffet is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay at during the tour, allowing you to fuel up for the day on various slices of bread, toppings, cereal, fruits, and yogurt. Tea and coffee are also included, alongside a variety of additional tasty options.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch, where you can find a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels/guesthouses we stay at for the night. We will make stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt, though.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs). If you are traveling with extra bags or heavier luggage, you will need to book suitable storage before you arrive; this will incur a small fee. There is the option to add luggage storage in Reykjavík during the booking process of your order in the extras section.

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consists of participants between the ages of 22 to 55 years. However, we have people of all ages, ranging from 8 to 99 years, joining our multi-day tours. We get a lot of solo travelers joining us, as well as families and friends.

If you find yourself having difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, then you are more than welcome to skip it. Iceland is surrounded by beautiful scenery so you can explore your surroundings in the meantime r wait elsewhere while others do the activity. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available if requested.

The average is around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You’ll spend approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. Stops are of course, made at multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops, etc.

We do offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking shoes. These items are available to book under the selection “Extras’’ in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do that at least 24 hours before your tour starts, via our Customer Portal.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen on your tour. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see the lights is between September - March when it’s a dark and clear sky. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from the city lights.

Most of the hotels on our tours are remotely located and, therefore, ideal for spotting the northern lights. If the forecast is in our favor, then it is very likely that you will be able to see the northern lights. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake-up call upon request if lights are spotted, so it is more likely that you will see the lights on a multi-day tour!

We always highly recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30) you should be able to join the tour, but be aware that some risks could follow such as flight gets delayed and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

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