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2 Day Northern Lights & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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.

Caving Sightseeing Tours
  • Availability
    October 1st - April 30th
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Level
  • Pickup
  • Meet on location
  • Min. Age
    8 years
  • Ratio
  • Price from
    39.900 ISK
Tour highlights
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Hraunfossar waterfall
Barnafoss waterfall
Gerðuberg bastalt columns
Snæfellsnes peninsula
Vatnshellir cave
Djúpalónssandur beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Small group experience
Pick up from Reykjavík accommodation
Guided tour in a minibus
Entrance to Vatnshellir cave
Visit to the highlights around Snæfellsnes area
One night in hotel room with bathroom
Breakfast at the hotel

For more detailed information please see the itinerary for this tour!

Pick up and expected drop off times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants when you book your tour. Please note, we do not rent gear from locations, it must be booked in advance.

Day 1: Exploring the west of Icland

You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavík in the morning. We will drive along the scenic west coast of Iceland to West Iceland. Our fist 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’s 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)
Pick up from Reykjavik
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
One night at hotel room

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, we will try to spot some northern lights before we arrive at Reykjavík in the evening.

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)
Breakfast in hotel
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
Lunch break at Hellnar
Drop off in Reykjavik
What are the main advantages of booking a multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.

The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.

You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Nice hotel rooms with private bathrooms which includes breakfast. For the south coast we usually go for Hotel Dyrhólaey and Hotel Skaftafell, on Snæfellsnes peninsula we usually book Hotel Rjúkandi. If they aren’t available we book very similar ones.

Does the 3 Day South Coast – Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave tour include glacier hiking?

Yes, the tour includes a glacier hike on Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell – Vatnajökull national park.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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