2 Day Northern Lights & Snaefellsnes Pennisula

THE WONDERS OF WESTERN ICELAND

Magnificent waterfalls, Snæfellsjökull glacier and the northern lights are among the things you can expect to see on this adventure tour to the wonders of West of Iceland. The Snæfellsnes peninsula was picked as the best winter destination in Europe and on this tour, you get to explore the wonders of the peninsula on fantastic a two-day winter adventure. Inspire the traveler within you exploring the most amazing sight including the famous Mt. KirkjufellDjúpalónssandur pebble beach, the most powerful hot spring in Europe and the charming little fishing village of Arnarstapi. Get in touch with the true power of Icelandic nature and grab this unforgettable opportunity to see Icelandic diversity in its truest form!

This tour will show you the very best of West Iceland and the famous Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Day 1: Exploring the west of Iceland

Starting your journey from your hotel in Reykjavík in the morning. We will drive along the scenic west coast of Iceland to West Iceland. Our first stop of the day is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water and it is used for heating all the neighboring towns. Thereafter, we visit the historic site of Reykholt. Here the famous author Snorri Sturluson lived in the medieval. The waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss is our next stop. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. We leave the beautiful Borgarfjörður area behind and continue to Snæfellsnes peninsula. Before we reach our hotel for the night we will stop at the stunning basalt columns Gerðuberg. In the evening, we will hunt for the northern lights.

Day Highlights

  • Deildartunguhver hot spring

  • Historic site of Reykholt

  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls

  • Borgarfjörður area

  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • Basalt columns Gerðuberg

  • Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)

Day 2: Snæfellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave

After breakfast, we drive west from the hotel, along the coastline of Snæfellsnes peninsula. The first stop of the day is at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where we walk around the surrounding area. From there we go underground, where you have an option to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park at an extra cost. The cave is about 8000 years old lava tube tunnel. This experience is as close you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area.

Next, we have a stop at Hellnar for lunch before we continue to the beautiful Djúpalónssandur beach. Here we will have a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the old days.

From Djúpalónssandur, we continue our journey around Snæfellsnes peninsula and our next stop is at the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers.
On our way back to Reykjavík in the evening, we’ll make sure to make an extra stop if we spot the Northern Lights so you can step out and enjoy the show.

We will be returning to Reykjavík around 9-11 PM.

Day Highlights

  • Arnarstapi Fishing Village

  • Vatnshellir cave (optional)

  • Snæefellsnes National Park

  • Djúpalónssandur beach

  • Mt. Kirkjufell

  • Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)

Practical tour information

  • Deildartunguhver hot spring

  • Historic site of Reykholt

  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls

  • Borgarfjörður area

  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • Basalt columns Gerðuberg

  • Arnarstapi Fishing Village
  • Vatnshellir cave (optional)

  • Snæefellsnes National Park

  • Djúpalónssandur beach

  • Mt. Kirkjufell

  • Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)

Pictures from the tour

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