Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration

Snæfellsnes peninsula - Vatnshellir lava tube cave

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjörður and the village of Borgarnes where we’ll make a short stop for some refreshments. Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm we’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 to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline before continuing to the small village of Hellnar where a brake will be made for lunch. After lunch the tour continues to Vatnshellir lava tube cave that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. Exploring Vatnshellir you‘ll plunge into a subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, and strange lava formations that, in the glow of your headlight, form eerie shapes and shadows flickering across the walls of the cave. From the dark underworld of Vatnshellir the tour takes you to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history. Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður 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 Grundarfjörður 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 Vatnaleið pass.

Know Before You Go:

  • Warm clothing and good shoes is recommended.

What's Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service for major hotels in Reykjavik.
  • Round-trip transportation.
  • Caving tour in Vatnshellir cave.
  • English-speaking guide.

What's Not Included:

  • Food.

Duration: 11 hours.

Price 16640 ISK

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