After exploring North of Iceland, we will head west. West Iceland offers a plethora of attractions and adventure activities that we will explore during the tour.
Once everyone is boarded on a minibus, we will drive to one of the greatest gems of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The first stop of the day will be the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi. Here, we can appreciate an incredible landscape with dramatic cliffs and lava fields.
After a scenic walk in Arnarstapi, our path will take us to the Snaefellsjokull National Park, where you'll have an option to step into the underground world of Vatnshellir Cave (at extra cost). Vatnshellir is an 8,000-years-old lava tube that lies 35 meters (115 feet) below the surface. You'll get the impression as close to Jules Verne's novel 'A Journey to the Center of Earth as possible. If you decide not to join a lava caving tour, your guide will walk you through some of the most interesting places in the area.
The next stop is at Hellnar, an ancient fishing village where we will be able to grab some lunch before continuing our way to the picturesque Djúpalónssandur Beach.
Djúpalónssandur, meaning 'Deep Pool Pearls,' is known for several reasons. First of all, the black pebbles that cover the beach. We'll take a short walk to explore another attraction on this beach – the ghostly remains of a shipwreck dating back to 1948. Here you can also find the big lifting stones which fishermen used to test their strength back in the day. Will you be able to lift them?
After enjoying the many attractions of Djúpalónssandur, we will head to the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell. The image of this cone-shaped peak can be seen in every souvenir shop across the country! No wonder this picturesque mountain was also featured in the epic HBO series Game of Thrones.
After such an eventful day, we'll go to a country hotel in Borgarnes where we will spend the last night of our 5-day trip. If the forecast is favorable, your guide will show you the best spot to see the magnificent Northern Lights!