Visit western Iceland with us on this full-day mystical tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
To make your experience unique and personal, we offer you the possibility to travel in small groups with up to 19 passengers.
Throughout this tour of Snæfellsnes (also known as “Iceland in miniature”), we will see a great diversity of landscapes. This is an area of exceptional geological beauty: craters, glaciers, lava fields, idyllic hidden coves, black sand beaches and strange rock formations that are waiting to be explored and discovered.
Having picked up all our passengers, we will drive out of Reykjavik in a northwesterly direction and head towards the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier, which sits on an active stratovolcano of the same name; the summit is covered by perpetual shimmering snows that are visible from Reykjavík Bay, in the days of those that the good weather accompanies the island. This place, in all its splendor, served as the setting for Jules Verne's science fiction novel, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. The volcano is believed to harbor mystical powers and is considered by many to be one of the seven major energy centers on earth, so don't be surprised if you experience an inexplicable flow of spiritual energy while you're nearby.
On the way there, countless lunar landscapes, waterfalls, lakes and rivers, rocky shores and small fishing villages await us that capture the true essence and beauty of this spectacular island.
We will first visit, Ytri Tunga, a beautiful beach that hosts a seal colony for most of the year (especially in the summer months).
Next, we will taste a tasty home-cooked meal at the Lýsuhóll farm, where we will also visit the stables to meet the Icelandic horse.
Our next discovery will be the curious black church of Buðir. This ancient village is located within the Búðahraun lava field and has a natural harbour that made this place the most important commercial center on the peninsula, during the Danish trade monopoly in the 17th and 18th centuries. This church is one of the few black churches in the country, painted with tar to protect the wood from the harsh climatic conditions of Iceland. It has been declared a national monument.
The coast of Arnarstapi and Hellnar is dotted with rock formations and spectacular cliffs. We will take a walk to observe the basalt columns, arches, caves and canyons; we will also have the opportunity to see a large number of seabirds, especially arctic terns. Our walk will end at the statue of the giant Bardur, half troll and half man, who according to the sagas chose this place to found his home.
We will also stop at the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur, another of the peculiar places we will visit on this day. The remains of a shipwreck that took place in 1948 and the four smooth stones at the entrance to the beach, of different sizes, are striking. They were used to measure the strength of seamen working on these coasts and their wages were determined accordingly.
Our next stop will be in Kirkjufell, possibly the most picturesque and most photographed mountain in the country. Surrounded by streams and small waterfalls, she was chosen to represent Arrowhead in Game of Thrones. Not far from there, we will pass by two fishing villages called Grunðarfjorður and Ólafsvík, known for receiving countless visits from killer whales and seals; don't forget to look out over the sea, because this stretch is the best in the country to watch these animals from the shore.
Finally, we will be surprised by the beautiful Selvallafoss (Cascada de las Ovejas, so known because it is often chosen as a place of refuge for these animals). From there we will enjoy wonderful views of Lake Selvallavatn and the immense lava field on the other side of it.
Local legends and popular stories abound and are an essential element of this multifaceted journey.
Join us on this adventure!
Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
Home-cooked dinner at a horse farm
Clothes according to the weather. Bring a camera with a well-charged battery.