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2 Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure

Highlights
  • Two days exploring western Iceland and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Chance to see the Northern Lights (if conditions are right)
  • One night in a local hotel
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2 Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure
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2 Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure
USD 460.68
Overview
Spend two days and one night on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in pursuit of the Northern Lights. Follow your guide to sights such as the Snaefellsjokull Glacier, Vatnshellir Cave, impressive waterfalls, and the nocturnal phenomenon known as the Northern Lights. One overnight accommodation in a hotel, breakfast on day two, and pickup/drop-off in Reykjavik included.
What to Expect
Day 1: Exploring the west of Iceland

Your 2 day adventure tour starts with a morning pick up from your Reykjavik hotel. From the capital you will drive along the scenic west coast of the island to West Iceland. Your first stop of the day will be at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe which is used for heating all the neighboring towns. Once you have explored this fascinating hot spring you will head towards the historic site of Reykholt. The famous author Snorri Sturluson lived there during the medieval times. After soaking up the history of Reykholt your next stop will include exploring the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. From there you will leave the beautiful Borgarfjordur area behind and continue towards Snaefelssnes peninsula. Before you reach your accommodation for the night you will stop at the stunning basalt columns of Gerduberg. If the forecast looks promising then you will have the possibility to go hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.  


Day 2: Snaefellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave

After breakfast, you will drive west from the hotel, along the coastline of Snaefellsnes peninsula. The first stop of the day will be at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will walk around the surrounding area. From there we go underground, where you have an option(extra fees apply) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. 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 up is Hellnar where you will stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach. There you will go on 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 good old days.

From Djupalonssandur, you will then continue your journey around Snaefellsnes peninsula, making a stop at the iconic and famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers. On your way back to Reykjavík, your guide will try to spot some northern lights before arriving back in Reykjavik in the evening.  

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Extraordinary scenery

We travelled with Francois as our excellent guide in a small, relatively new bus. The scenery is quite different to the golden circle, a lot less inhabited and at times more dramatic, and Way less tourists. This tour was short stops only, no long hikes....More

Thank Robyn L
Freyja G, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Robyn L, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it means a lot to us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the scenery during our sightseeing tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is definitely a less visited area...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Mis-marketing of tour

We went on a 2-day tour with Arctic Adventures over the Christmas break (24 & 25 Dec). For most part of the tour, we visited the places of interest listed on the itinerary with the exception of one or two places because of the short...More

1  Thank LFong18
RagnheidurHarp, Public Relations Manager at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear LFong18, thank you for taking the time to write us this review. Your feedback from the tour is greatly appreciated and we will look into how we can improve. After reading your review we started to read over the description of the tour once...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile
Pretty Good

I booked with Extreme Iceland but the tour was run by Arctic Adventures. We were picked up on time from our hotel. The trip was fully booked and due to other passengers bringing their large suitcases some suitcases had to be stored on the bus...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 7 December 2017
Sensational Snaefellsnes

We had a fantastic 2 days with Juri when we headed out to Snaefellsnes. We started off stopping at Deildartunguhver which was a very awesome hot spring and then to Reykholt. We stopped off at 2 waterfalls as well and Juri told us about them...More

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 19 November 2017
Great trip with a great guide!

The Arctic bus was very comfortable- plenty of room and a smooth ride! The only downside was no wi-fi, but that was a minor point because 3G or better was available all the time. We started north to Hvalfjord and headed east to Hraunfoss/Barnafoss and...More

Thank VAPilot
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