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Snæfellsnes & Vatnshellir Lava Cave

Did you know Snæfellsnes was featured in Jules Verne's classic "Journey to the Centre of the Earth"? We won't go quite that far, but still see some unforgettable sights, and partake in amazing adventures of our own! Get ready for a full day of exploring, and make sure to grab your camera!

per adult from

$361

AUD

Duration

12 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Guided Tour
    • Remember to bring warm clothes and your camera
    • Ticket to Vatnshellir Lava Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Vatnshellir Cave
    What's excluded :
    • Meal
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Arnarstapi, Arnarstapi, West Region

    A trip with lot of geology and history

    Pick up at your hotel around 8:00 AM, or meet us at Hallgrímskirkja church at 8.20 AM.

    Arnarstapi: Arnarstapi is a small fishing village by the south coast of Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The huge statue at Arnarstapi is Bárður Snaefellsas. Bárður was half man and half troll and had beautiful daughters. His brother Þorkell had two sons, Rauðfeldur and Sölvi.  One day, when the children were playing at the beach, Rauðfeldur pushed Helga, Bárður older daughter, on to an iceberg which drifted all the way to Greenland. Bárður was so angry that he pushed both brothers off a cliff, Rauðfeldur into a canyon, which is now Rauðfeldsgjá, and Sölvi off a nearby cliff that is now Sölvhamar Cliff. After the drama, Bárður is said to have gone into the glacier and was never seen again. It is believed that Bárður still watches over this area.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vatnshellir Cave, Road 574, 356 Snæfellsbær, Iceland

    Vatnshellir Lava Cave: The Vatnshellir Lava Cave is a lava tube located in an 8000 year lava field. The lava was formed in an eruption in a nearby crater Purkhólar. During the eruption the lava flowed downhill, cooling down on the surface while still running below, ultimately draining out and leaving a beautiful lava tube, which is now accessible.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hellnar, Hellnar, West Region

    Hellnar: Hellnar is a small and ancient fishing village. The beach has amazing rock formation which we will visit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, Roadnumber 574, Hellissandur, Snaefellsbaer 360 Iceland

    Lóndrangar Cliffs: The Lóndrangar Cliffs are rock peaks that have formed by erosion of the surrounding material. Lóndrangar are volcanic plugs of basalt, at 75 and 61 meters of height.

    Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell Waterfall: Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell waterfall. Kirkjufell, located on the northern site of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland. You might recognize it from TV as well.  With the Kirkjufell Waterfall also in the vicinity, it makes a wonderful and memorable nature stop.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Djupalonssandur Beach, Utnesvegur, Hellnar Iceland

    Djúpalónssandur Black Beach: The Djúpalónssandur Black Beach is a bay at the tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The black small pebbles on the beach have been smoothed by the ocean waves, and amongst them are scattered rusty parts of a wreckage of a ship that stranded in the area in 1948. In the old days fishermen used to test their strength by lifting heavy rocks, that still lie there. Heaviest is Fullsterkur ("full strength"), weighing 154 kg, next is Hálfsterkur ("half strength") weighing 100 kg, hálfdrættingur ("weakling") weighing 54 kg and Amlóði ("Useless") 23 kg. They were traditionally used to qualify men for work on fishing boats, with the Hálfdrættingur being the minimum weight a man would have to lift onto a ledge at hip-height to qualify.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland

    Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufell Waterfall: Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell waterfall. Kirkjufell, located on the northern site of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland. You might recognize it from TV as well.  With the Kirkjufell Waterfall also in the vicinity, it makes a wonderful and memorable nature stop.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not listed here, please let us know where you are staying so that we can arrange a pick up!If you are staying at a hotel in downtown Reykjavík; The hotels do have a pick up place at certain bus stops, because they are not reachable by bus. Please let us know where you are staying and we can tell you which bus stop we can meet you!BUS STOP 1RÁÐHÚSIÐ/CITY HALLÁlfhóll GuesthouseButterfly Guesthouse Captain Reykjavík Ránargata CenterHotel PlazaCentrum Hotel Reykjavík Chez MoniqueCity Center Hotel Downtown Hostel Reykjavík Embassy Luxury Apartments Hilda HotelKvosin Downtown Hotel Lighthouse Apartments Metropolitan HotelOcean Comfort Apartments Reykjavik Harbour Apartments Three Sisters GuesthouseBUS STOP 2TJÖRNIN/THE PONDBaldursbrá Guesthouse Castle House Luxury ApartmentsCentral Guesthouse (Flying Viking) Galtafell GuesthouseBUS STOP 3LÆKJARGATA1919 Hotel Radisson Blu Apotek HotelBorg Hotel Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel ReykjavíkBUS STOP 4 - CLOSED TRYGGVAGATABUS STOP 5HARPABUS STOP 6SAFNAHÚSIÐ/CULTURE HOUSE101 Hotel41 – A Townhouse HotelB14 BankastrætiApartment K Hverfisgata 14 Apartment K Hverfisgata 37 Apartment K Ingólfsstræti 1a Apartment K Laugavegur 46 Apartment K Lindargata 60 Apartment K Þingholtsstræti 2-4 B14 SkólavörðustígurCanopy by HiltonCenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreið CenterHotel ÞingholtFrón HotelHome Luxury ApartmentsIon City HotelLoft HostelReykjavík4you Apartments BergstaðastraetiReykjavík Residence Hotel Reykjavík Residence Suites Room With a View HotelSand HotelSwan HouseBUS STOP 7 - CLOSED TRAÐARKOTBUS STOP 8HALLGRÍMSKIRKJACaptain Reykjavík BergstaðastraetiB47 HostelEric the Red Guesthouse Forsæla Apartmenthouse Guesthouse Aurora Guesthouse OdinnLeifur Eiríksson Hótel Loki Guesthouse Odinsvé HotelREY Apartments Sunna GuesthouseBUS STOP 9SNORRABRAUTHeida’s Home Skuggi HotelBUS STOP 10HLEMMUR100 Iceland Hotel101 Guesthouse4th Floor HotelAlda Hotel Reykjavík Hlemmur SquareOK Hotel Reykjavik4you Apartments LaugavegurStay Apartments LaugavegurBUS STOP 11AUSTURB ÆRGrettisborg Apartments House of PublishersI Sleep ReykjavíkIgdlo Guesthouse Norðurey Guesthouse Reykjavík Hostel Village Snorri GuesthouseStay Apartments GrettisgataBUS STOP 12HÖFÐATORGFosshotel Reykjavík Storm HotelBUS STOP 13RAUÐARÁRSTÍGURCenterHotel MiðgarðurPhoenix Hotel BUS STOP 14SKÚLAGATACenterHotel ArnarhvollAirports
    • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
    Ports
    • Port of Reykjavík, Skarfabakki
    • Old Harbour, Miðbakki
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Make sure you check the weather and dress accordingly
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • 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.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travelling Iceland

Activity ID: V-72591P7

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