This tour takes you on a fascinating journey along Snæfellsnes peninsula; culminating right about at the halfway point at the mighty 1,450 meter Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier- the centerpiece of the national park. Jules Verne made it famous in his novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
The journey begins by taking the underwater tunnel – 6 km long crossing under Hvalfjörður – the Whale bay fjord. Afterwards we travel along the peninsula where we have the sesaside on our left and incredible scenery and mountains on our right. This area was made famous in the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).
We stop at the unique Breiðafjörður beach, one of the few beaches in Iceland that does not consist of black sand, which is why it is called the golden beach. Along the way, we visit small towns and fishing villages, see spectacular bird cliffs by the sea at Dritvík and stop at the fishing hamlets at Arnarstapi and Hellnar. In the northern side we also stop by picturesque church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell which is accompanied by wonderful little waterfall on the other side of the road. At Djúpalónssandur Beach we will allow those who feel up to it to try strength with the Stones of Trial.
Gateway to Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.Cancellation/re-booking terms: more than 5 days prior to departure: 10 % cancellation fee. Less than 5 days prior to departure: the full price will be charged.