Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Mandarin Guidance

Djúpalónssandur, Iceland

Djúpalónssandur, Iceland


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

Shortly after entering Snaefellsnes 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 break will be made for lunch.

Then the tour takes you to Djupalonssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history.

Leaving Djupalonssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snaefellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjordur 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 Grundarfjordur, 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 Vatnaleid pass. On the way a short stop is made at a viewpoint where you can take a short walk down to a beautiful waterfall.

Tour information:

  • Available May. - Oct.
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Activities Caving
  • Difficulty Moderate

Pickup information:

  • Pickup time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30,

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:

  • Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
  • Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
  • Experienced guides
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