The Snæfellsnes peninsula is famous for many different things, both natural and “sub-natural” elements. Located in the western part of Iceland it is home of the only National Park in the country that extends to the seashore.
The park covers an area of 170 km² (65 sq. miles) and is mostly covered with lava, but is also home to the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier, where protagonists find the entrance to the center of the earth in Jules Verne´s novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1864).
Another famous mountain on the peninsula is Mt. Kirkjufell, probably one of the most photographed natural icons in Iceland. Various species of birds live on the very diverse coastline where we can often spot seals during the summer. But many people believe that birds are not the only creatures that land on Snæfellsnes.
On November 5th 1993 over five-hundred people gathered to witness the much anticipated landing of aliens, that psychics from different countries expected to happen at exactly 21.07 at night. Needless to say, it didn’t happen, but nature in Snæfellsnes continues to inspire stories of all kinds.
On a good day, the Snæfellsjökull glacier can bee seen, 120km away, across the bay from Reykjavik. It is being closely watched by geologists and others interested in global warming. In August 2012 the summit was ice-free for the first time in recorded history.
On the Snæfellsnes peninsula there are archaeological remains from the period of Iceland’s settlement around 1100 years ago. With its combination of lava, waterfalls, glacier, sagas and wildlife it is the ideal journey to see Iceland in a day.
Duration 9-10 hours
Departure time: 09:00 (flexible on private trips)
Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik included.
What to bring: Hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing,
Included: Exquisite gourmet meals, local delicacies & drinks.
Price from ISK 47.900 per/person (minimum 4 passengers).
All our tours are available as private/exclusive upon request.
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