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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Depart your Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, and with your small group of no more than 15 travelers, venture northwest toward the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

    On route, hear about this scenic peninsula, dubbed ‘Iceland in miniature’ for its geological variety. Steeped in folklore, it consists of sheer cliffs, sandy beaches, volcanic mountains, fjords, and quaint villages, and is crowned by the Snaefellsjökull volcano.

    On arrival, admire the vast, snow-capped Snaefellsjökull, the region’s highest peak, and learn how it was chosen by Jules Verne as the entrance to the earth’s core in his novel, 'A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.'

    Next, visit Ytri-Tunga, where a farmstead overlooks a sand-and-shingle beach that’s home to seal colonies. View the seals, and then continue to Hellnar and Arnarstapi, two coastal villages framed by lush fields, basalt cliffs, and pyramid-shaped Mt. Stapafell.

    Here, stroll the clifftops to enjoy the scenery and sea air, viewing the rock formations and Arnarstapi’s natural harbor. Plus, see the two coastal basalt pillars of Lóndrangar and head to Djupalonssandur black beach where the sounds of seabirds and roaring waves fill the air.

    Here, check out Djupalonssandur’s famous ‘lifting stones:’ four boulders of different sizes. Named after their weights—fullsterkur (full-strength) at 340 pounds (154kg); hallfsterkur (half-strength) at 220 pounds (100kgs); hallfdraettingur (weakling) at 119 pounds (54kgs); and amlooi (useless), at 50 pounds (23kgs)—the stones were once used to gauge the strength of fishermen. To earn a place on local boats, they were expected to lift the hallfdraettingur—anything less, and they weren’t strong enough.

    If you wish, try your strength on the stones, and then stop at Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain that’s one of Iceland’s most photographed spots. Hop out for pictures of this fairytale-like mountain, whose base is skirted by trickling rivers, lush pastures, and sandy beaches.

    Finally, return to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port, Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Although it started uneventfully, this tour was soon to reveal an amazing sequence of stunning highlights. The driver/guide, Chris, was excellent and pointed out several interesting features as we headed to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We continued on to a fantastic extra stop
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    The tour was so much more than what it promised to be! A cosy and manageable small group, and a fantastic guide named David! He made us all feel incredibly welcome, and went beyond his scope to take us to multiple additional stops on the way. We were more than happy to see more
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    We had a wonderful guide, Addi, and he made the 12-hour day fly by with interesting historical information, anecdotes, and legends of this vast and wild area. He took us to a superb restaurant along the way, and gave us plenty of opportunities to get off the bus and walk to
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    Excellent tour to impressive sites. Thank you David for your explanations and why-not stops. I highly recommend them.
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    Although the tour was 11 hours, our guide David made it very enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and informative about all the places we stopped at, which were many. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. I’m glad we selected this tour and would recommend it for all.
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