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2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik

Embark on this 2 day adventure where you can experience all the wonders that the Snaefellsnes peninsula has to offer and expect to see stunning waterfalls, the magnificent Snaefellsjokull Glacier and the fascinating Northern Lights. Hotel pick up and drop-off from Reykjavík is included. You will be transported on a minibus with a guide.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Hotel pickup
    • Guided tour in a minibus
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)
    • Overnight accommodation at a hotel
    • Free wi-fi on board
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Food & drinks (except breakfast at the hotel on day 2)
    • Optional caving exploration at Vatnshellir cave (extra fee)
    • Optional entrance to Krauma Geothermal Baths (extra fee)
    • Entry/Admission - Cave Vatnshellir
    • Entry/Admission - Krauma

  • Day 1: Snaefellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Your 2-day adventure tour starts with a morning pick up from the Reykjavik downtown area. From the capital you will drive along the scenic west coast to West Iceland.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arnarstapi Center and Snjófell Restaurant, Arnarstapi, Iceland
    The first stop of the day will be at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will walk around and explore the surrounding area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsbaer Iceland
    From Arnarstapi we go underground, where you have an option (extra fees apply) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. 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.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, 574 Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hellnar 360 Iceland
    Next up is Hellnar where you will stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach. There you will go on 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 good old days. If the forecast looks promising, then you will have the possibility to go hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
    From Djupalonssandur, you will then continue your journey around Snaefellsnes peninsula, making a stop at the iconic and famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers before turning in for your accommodation for the night.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Snaefellsnes area.

    Day 2: Exploring The West of Iceland

    Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
    Your first stop of the day will be at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe which is used for heating all the neighboring towns.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Krauma, Deildartunguhver West Region Iceland, Reykholt 320 Iceland
    After exploring Deildartunguhver you will have an option (extra fees apply) to visit Krauma geothermal baths, where you will have the chance to relax. If you are not joining Krauma geothermal baths, then you will be able to explore the nearby area with your guide.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Biskupstungnabraut, Reykholt, Iceland
    Once you have explored this fascinating hot spring you will head towards the historic site of Reykholt. The famous author Snorri Sturluson lived there during the medieval times.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
    After soaking up the history of Reykholt your next stop will include exploring the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. From there you will leave the beautiful Borgarfjordur area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gerduberg basalt columns, Gerduberg Road 54, 311 Iceland
    On your way back to Reykjavik you will stop by Gerduberg Basalt Columns.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    The tour ends in Reykjavik. You can expect to be back at around 6:00 pm.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. Available from conveniently located hotels and authorized bus stops. Ports
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur
    • Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note that if you are a solo traveler and would like to have your own room then please choose the "Single room option". Otherwise you will be paired up in a shared room with a participant of the same gender.
    • The success of the Northern Lights is heavily dependent on weather conditions. We can therefore never confirm that you will be able to see them during your tour but if the forecast looks promising your certified guide will take you on a hunt for the lights.
    • Please note that you can add a caving exploration to Vatnshellir cave as an extra for this tour (extra charge). If you will not be joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area
    • Please note that you can add a visit to Krauma Geothermal Baths as an extra for this tour (extra charge). If you will not be joining Krauma you will spend more time exploring Deildartunguhver and the nearby area.
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Please dress appropriately according to weather
    • This tour is a small group experience tour
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Arctic Adventures

Activity ID: V-5590P67

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