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Several companies offer single trips of different kinds around West Iceland. 

Stóri Kambur
Stóri Kambur offers horse riding tours and accommodation in small cozy cottages with an excellent view: The horse Rental is a family-run business offering short riding tours. We want our visitors to enjoy a memorable experience of riding amid the magnificent nature of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We ride along a golden beach at the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier.  We also offer accommodation in cozy cottages located at our farm Stóri-Kambur. The accommodation combines a living room, bedroom, and kitchenette in one living space in addition to a bathroom with a shower.  The accommodation is suitable for 2-4 people and it is self-catering.  The view is amazing and the sense of tranquility is otherworldly.
Buggy Adventures
Buggy Adventures is a tour operator offering exciting Buggy tours just outside Reykjavik city. The shorter tours in the Mt. Esja area are available the whole year round and during the summer months Buggy Adventures also offer extended tours into the remote highlands of Iceland. What is a buggy? If you haven’t tried a buggy, it is similar to a quad bike, yet more fun because you are sitting side-by-side and wearing a 4-point seatbelt safely secured inside a roll-cage. That is why you can allow yourself to go faster and have even more fun. The buggy tours take you across rough Icelandic mountain roads, splashing through rivers, puddles, mud pits and maybe even crossing some snow and ice along the way.  
Smiðjuloftið
Smiðjuloftið is an activity center in Akranes, a wonderfully typical town right across the bay from the capital of Reykjavik. At Smiðjuloftið you will find a climbing gym with walls up to eight meters high. We also have a bright and cozy loft with spectacular views, a small stage, and activities for families and groups.   During the summertime we only accommodate groups at Smiðjuloftið and we can offer a wide variety of activities for your group; live Icelandic music performed by local musicians, fun and games, climbing on top-rope or bouldering, mini-zipline etc. Groups are welcome to bring their own snacks and dine at the loft.  We also offer short, guided climbing tours to our local climbing spot, for minimum two participants. There you can choose between easy routes for the beginner/novice climber, or something a bit more challenging if you dare, or even abseil beside one of the beautiful waterfalls in Mt. Akrafjall.   
Seatours
If you are planing your holiday to Iceland - don‘t miss our adventure tours and activities. Please visit our web site for more information and bookings. Viking Sushi Adventure: A nature & bird watching tour with fresh scallop tasting - the real „Viking Sushi“. Something special for all outdoor- & nature lovers. Duration: 2 hrs and 15 min. Daytour to Flatey Island: Have you ever been on a island where the time stands still? The tranquility at this island is unique and the old houses are charming.
Kontiki
We run sea kayak trips from the small fishing village of Stykkishólmur on the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula in Western Iceland. We are just a 2-hour drive from Reykjavik city. Our main focus is day trips for small groups along the coastline of Breidafjordur bay to get close to nature and wildlife. This two-hour sea kayak tour is the perfect opportunity to experience Iceland's nature and wildlife at its very best. Truly a must-do for the adventurous traveller and nature lover eager to explore the west of Iceland. On this personalised tour we teach clients the basic skills of kayaking before heading off in search of puffins and seals and to explore an abandoned shipwreck and learn about the fascinating history and geology of the wild and rugged Snæfellsnes peninsula. Please contact for tours and booking information.
Sturlureykirhorses / Visiting HorseFarm
Want to get to know the Icelandic horse? The Visiting HorseFarm at Sturlu-Reykir (route 518) is a good place to do so. It specializes in welcoming those who just want to meet this world-famous breed in a friendly environment. Visiting HorseFarm is run by the couple Hrafnhildur and Jóhannes who have been practicing horsemanship all their lives in Borgarfjörður. They offer horse rides, stablevisit, natural hotspring, homebaked ryebread, coffee and hot chocolate. Open daily from 10:00 to 16:00. Please contact for tours and booking information.
Söðulsholt Travel Service
Söðulsholt is a working horse farm, where we breed, train and sell Icelandic horses.  Söðulsholt travel services offers accommodation and horse rental activity. Our accommodations include 4 premium cottages, built in 2015/2016 each sleeping 4 people comfortably. Each cottage includes WiFi, one double bedroom, two twin beds in the upper loft, fully-equipped kitchen, sitting area, bathroom w/shower and outside seating area. A "Weber" grill is available for your use. A minimum stay of two or three nights is required. We offer our guests short riding tours and access to a private river where guests may fish for salmon/trout (extra fee). Fishing is available from mid June to the end of August. Please contact us for tours and booking information or visit our website https://cottages.sodulsholt.is for direct booking and information on available dates. 
Dalahestar
Please contact for tours and booking information.
Fjeldstedhestar.is
1-2 hour riding tours in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Hvitá River, which is a glacial river flowing from Eiriksjökull Glacier. There are excellent facilities in a brand new riding arena which is specially designed for wheel chair users and the disabled. Horses of all capabilities. The riding school offers a 5-day course for children and teenagers during summer from Mondays to Fridays. Further information: gunna@fjeldstedhestar.iswww.fjeldstedhestar.is
Thor Photography
Thor Photography specializes in photography tours and workshops. It is our goal to get you to unique locations at the right time for the best photographic results. Thorarinn Jonsson (Thor for short) is a professional landscape photographer leading workshops both in Iceland and internationally. Our goal is for you to bring home captivating images from your tour. We'll do our best to bring you to the right location based on weather, light and conditions in general. All our tours are teaching based where we will go over all aspects of capturing great images like camera settings, using filters, long exposure photography, what lens to use and ect.  Whether you are a beginner or a professional we'll customize our tour to your needs.
The Cave
Hailed as the mightiest of Iceland's caves, its diversity and grandeur is unrivalled. This makes for an experience not to be forgotten. Just shy of 1600 meters / 5250ft, the cave features amazing colours and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. We offer a family friendly tour that all generations can enjoy, thanks to our all new signature walkway and feature lighting. For those who desire more physical activity we offer a half day tour to the caves end.  Caves are often dark, tight and uninviting places; how ever this is not the case in Víðgelmir lava cave. What used to be slow traveled rugged terrain is now easy and enjoyable. Leading from one great hall to the next our path is lit slightly flowing through this magical underworld.
Bjarteyjarsandur / Touch Iceland
The Bjarteyjarsandur farm is owned and operated by three different families, all specializing in their different fields; i.e. farming, tourism, education, food processing, and machine work. The farm is situated in a beautiful by the fjord with a lovely seashore. The same family has lived in Bjarteyjarsandur since 1887. The Bjarteyjarsandur Family Farm welcomes guests all year round for seasonal farm visits and activities, local food, and guided tours. There is accommodation available for all guests on our friendly campsite, in our mountain cottages, and in the old farmhouse.  We welcome you to visit a working sheep farm, where you can experience real Icelandic sheep farming. A great way to dive into Icelandic culture and experience the crisp fresh air of rural Iceland. Activities such as sheep shearing, wild mussel picking, and more, vary from season to season, however tours run year-round. Bjarteyjarsandur Farm emphasises high quality products, produced in an environmentally sustainable way. We produce free-range lamb, pigs, and chicken, organic vegetables, wild berries, and a variety of produce from our protected seashore.     Guided tours - Hvalfjordur is an area with an abundance of hiking trails and possibilities. Whether you are looking for a short relaxing walk or a long and challenging hike, Hvalfjordur has something to offer. The nearby fjord has a rich history and offers a beautiful view of the local nature, geology, and cultural monuments. Bjarteyjarsandur is a tour operator, offering guided tours around the fjord with a designated Geographer in charge of guiding and organizing tours. Cottages - at Bjarteyjarsandur you can rent fully equipped cottages with two to three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a ”hot pot”, and a barbecue on the patio. The cottages are located on the mountain above the farm, and they have a beautiful view. There are several good hiking trails in the neighbourhood and guided tours are available for groups or individuals. The cottages are rented out on a weekly and/or daily basis. Camping - Bjarteyjarsandur offers a homey, friendly, and quiet atmosphere at our campsite, which is located below the farm houses. It is an ideal place for hikers, bikers, and families alike. Campers have the option to cook their own meal (upon request), or buy local food from the farm. Using the shower and Wi-Fi, is included in the price. Guests can take a short walk to the seashore in the evening sun or morning breeze, which we highly recommend! The beach has a very relaxing atmosphere for walks, and if you ask the locals, they may let you use their ‘Hot Pot,’ which is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Rates 2021:Adults: 1.700,- kr.Children, 4 - 14 years: 750,- kr.Children, 3 years and younger: freeElectricity: 1.000,- kr. pr night Sleeping Bag Accommodation / The Old Farmhouse - Bjarteyjarsandur farm has an old farm house, built in 1930, in which you can stay in if you are looking for sleeping-bag accommodation. There are 2 rooms available on the second floor of the house, one family room with a double bed and two single beds, and the other room is very small with 2 single beds. There is a self-catering kitchen on the ground floor, as well as a small bathroom/WC. The shower is located in the service building next door, which also facilitates the Farmhouse Restaurant and gift shop. The service building also offers TV and Wi-Fi. Agriculture - at Bjarteyjarsandur, we try to work in a way which promotes an ecological and sustainable way of life. We are respectful of nature and try to minimize the impacts we have on the surrounding environment. We inform our guests and customers about the different values of the area we live in and how to be respectful of them. Farm animals - Bjarteyjarsandur is a sheep farm with roughly 600 sheep. There are also other animals on the farm such as; Icelandic settlement hens, Border Collie dogs, Icelandic horses, rabbits, 2 feisty goats, and free range pigs during the summer time. Refreshments - the farmhouse restaurant is in a building that used to be a barn, which is where its namesake comes from; Hlaðan (The Barn). The menu consists of local products from the farm and its surroundings. It is possible to book a farm visits, meals, and other services, with 3-4 days' notice.  Farm food direct /Gallery - at Bjarteyjarsandur farm you can also buy seasonal products such as jams, chutneys, or even meat. Local craftspeople also sell some of their art at Bjarteyjarsandur, like wool sweaters, jars and plates from clay, greeting cards, candles and much more.  Please note, that May is an extremely busy time at the farm due to lambing season. During that period it is necessary to book a Farm visit/Hug a lamb tour in advance.
Vestur Adventures
Come enjoy a truly unique kayaking experience in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The home of Mt. Kirkjufell. Jutting majestically out into the Atlantic Ocean, Kirkjufell is the stunning centerpiece of our guided kayak tours. You will experience unspoiled Icelandic nature up close while enjoying the local history and wildlife. There is also a very good chance of meeting a curious seal or two! Have a look at the tours we have to offer and book your adventure!
Hömluholt
Homluholt Cottages and Horsebreeding Farm Hömluholt Cottages are located on the southern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula by the Hafursfell mountain. A distance of 54 km from Borgarnes, 75 km from Reykjavík and 600 meters from the main road Snæfellsnesvegur.  *1. Cottage*  Accommodation for upp to 8 persons. Featuring a well-equiped kitchen for self-catering, living room, bathroom with a shower and double bedroom.  Two bedrooms are upstairs with three single beds in each room. Beautiful scenic views of the nearby mountains and of the seashoreLöngufjörður are from the cottage.  *2. Cottage*  Acocommations for upp to 10 persons. This cottage has a well-equiped kitchen, living room and bathroom with shower. A sofabed for two in the livingroom, one double bedroom and two other bedrooms each with one single bed and bunk beds. Beautiful scenic views of the nearby mountains and of the seashoreLöngufjörður are from the cottage. Activities: Horse rental service  We offer from 1 to 3 hour guided horseback riding tours along the goldensandy beaches located in this area. A variety of bird species can be seen on the way and possibily seals during the trip. Check out our video: http://homluholt.is/2016/08/17/homluholt-i-odru-sjonarhorni/  
Horse Centre Borgartún
Hestamiðstöðin Borgartún offers 1-2 hour riding tours in a beautiful nature on the outskirts of Akranes. Our tours are a wonderful experience for all those who want to try riding the Icelandic horse. Whether you are novice or experienced riders, young or old, these friendly horses with their nimble and willing nature are a pleasure to ride in their natural environment. We specialize in smaller groups with a personalized service and we are open all year round. When the weather is not on our side we can always ride inside.
Láki tours
Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching tours in West Iceland. We also operate puffin tours and sea angling trips from Grundarfjörður in Snæfellsnes. Whale Watching in SnæfellsnesWest Iceland is a paradise for whale enthusiasts and famous for its unique whale species. Snaefellsnes is the only area in Iceland where orcas are seen on a regularly base. Another unique species around Snaefellsnes are sperm whales. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world and one of the deepest diving whales.  Other species we regularly see on our whale trips are humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, dolphins, and sometimes even blue whales. During winter, our 3-hour whale watching tours start from Grundarfjörður. In summer, we operate our whale trips from Ólafsvík. Our tours take place on a comfortable boat and are suitable for the whole family. Seeing the magnificent landscape around the glacier and the famous mount Kirkjufell from sea is an additional highlight. Puffin tours from GrundarfjörðurA nature reserve on the nearby island Melrakkaey attracts hundreds of puffins and other seabirds. Our one-hour tour on a traditional oak boat offers the maximum potential to see these amazing birds in their nesting environment. It is wonderful to see puffins lined up along the edge of the cliffs like sentries on watch while the other birds wade and warble through the waves around the island with its basalt columns. A slow cruise around the island gives photographers a golden opportunity to capture the variety of birds on the island through their lenses. This amazing trip is not just about birds - the setting for the trip with Mt. Kirkjufell dominating the scenery also lends enchantment to the view. Sea-angling & birdwatching from GrundarfjörðurOn this 2-hours boat tour we head out to the nearby island, Melrakkaey, a nature reserve where many birds nest, such as puffins, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes and more. We sail close to the cliffs to get the best view and to photograph these beautiful ocean birds. Then we move into deeper waters for some sea-angling. Each passenger is given a fishing rod to try to hook a fish or two and for this, all necessary fishing equipment is provided. It is all action and excitement on board as the thrill of the chase is felt with passengers trying to catch a big one. Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours - Facebook, Instagram  
Giljar Horses & Handcraft
Giljar is a farm in Borgarbyggð, West Iceland, and located 12 km from Reykholt towards Húsafell. We offer easy riding tours in the beautiful surroundings of our farm. There are daily trips during the summer ranging from 1 – 3 hours. Both beginners and experienced riders are welcome. Please book in advance. We look forward to hearing from you! :-)
Snæfellsnes Park Excursions & Activity
Snæfellsnes Excursions is located in the heart of West Iceland, about 120 minutes drive from Reykjavík. We offer bus rental, Snow Track Buggy and beautiful nature tours around Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Top of the DiamondSeason from Mars/April to August every year.We are now departing from 350 Grundarförður.This spectacular sightseeing excursion takes about 4 hours. We depart from Grundarfjörður and drive to the root of the glacier, that is a beautiful historical path on the north sight of the peninsula. Snowcat will then take you higher up on the glacier, Snæfellsjökull.The glacier rises 1446 meters above sea level. The mountain is one of the most famous sites in Iceland, primarily due to Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, in which an entrance to a passage leading to the center of the earth is found on Snæfellsjökull.This glacier has a mystical force of nature and is one of the eight points of power in the world.These are always fascinating excursions with amazing view.It is important for travelers to realize that views from the glacier are naturally dependent upon local weather conditions at the given moment.It is very important to bundle up in warm clothes, good shoes, hat and gloves.Due to varying weather conditions in the area, we reserve the right to cancel the trip on short notice. Shark & Lava SafariWe depart from Grundarfjörður and end in Grundarfjörður. At first we stop at Kambur, There is to find a Keltic cross that carries great story about French fisher mans tragedy on see, and link/combine to gather Grundarfjörður and the French city Paimpol in friends community. Then we drive through Kolgrafarfjörður, known for it´s wild live, and mysterious view. Next up is Berserkjarhraun (Berserk Lava Fields). The rocky field gets its name from a part of the Icelandic Eyrbyggia Saga, & is as amazing and brutal just as the saga! The direction is then taken up Kerlingaskarð & then taken to Vatnaleið where we end op on viewing platform. Our last stop is at Bjarnarhöfn Shark museum where we will have coffee and cake. Private Tour - Snæfellsnes PeninsulaOur magnificent Local guided private tour around Snæfellsnes with a possibility of a stop on all off our historical locations. Of course it will be in your hands to pick a stops, but here are some places that we recommend for you to see.Djúpalónssandur (Deep Lagoon’s Sand) It is like stepping into a lava wonderland. There is to see a peculiar rock with a hole in it, called Gatklettur. Through the hole one can see Snæfellsjökull glacier, under good weather conditions.There are two small freshwater lagoons to see on the sand, Bishop Guðmundur góði or Guðmundur the Good (1161-1237) is said to have blessed this lagoon in his time, but he blessed many springs including the Maríulind spring at Hellnar and many others around Iceland.Lóndrangar. Uniquely-formed remnants of ancient basalt volcanic dikes sticking out from the sea. Londrangar and the hill Svalthufa are the remains of a crater, which has been eroded to its present form by the sea. The farmers in the area never made or make hay on the hill, because it is said to belong to the elves living in the area.Arnarstapi is one of our favourite places on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The extraordinary columnar basalt and cliff formations there are breathtaking, and one of Iceland’s most beautiful natural harbor’s is at Arnarstapi. The beach holds a spectacular attraction. It has an eroded circular stone arch, called Gatklettur, and three rifts, Hundagja, Midgja and Musagja. And off course you can’t miss the sculpture of Bardur Snaefellsas. Legend has it that he was half human and half ogre. His mother was human, but his father was half giant and half troll.Hellnar, in earlier times, Hellnar would have been in relatively large part fisheries-related farms and buildings. On the beach, some spectacular rock formations are to be seen, one of which is a protruding cliff called Valasnös, which reaches across the ocean front and into the sea. Tunneling into this cliff there is a cave known for colorful changes of lighting and shades that vary in tune with the natural light and the movements of the sea.In Hellnar you also find Gvendarbrunnar a.k.a. Mariulind you can taste excellent spring water which is said to have healing powers.Finally we have our famous Kirkjufell (Church mountain) and Kirkjufellsfoss. It is possible to climb Kirkjufell and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes or so to reach the top. The mountain is 463m high and stands on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula near the town of Grundarfjörður.After that trip, you will be left with a hart full of joy and your mind blown with beautiful landscaping pictures, never seen before.
The Settlement Center
The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hours drive from Reykjavik on road no 1 towards the north. Exhibitions In two exhibitons The Settlement Centre tells the Saga of The Settlement of Iceland and Iceland´s most famous viking and first poet Egill Skallagrimsson. It gives the traveler a good foundation for further knowledge when traveling in Iceland. Audio guides in 145 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Dutch and Icelandic. A complete circuit of each exhibition takes about 30 minutes. Settlement Exhibition This exhibition provides an insight into the settlement of Iceland. It tells how the land was discovered, how the Viking sailors conquered the open ocean and why they left their homelands in Norway. It tells of the first men to set foot on the island and how the land was settled up to the establishment of the first parliament in the world, the Althing, at Thingvellir in 930AD. Multi-media and theatrical techniques are employed to help the visitor experience first hand the trepidation and exitement of setting off over the open ocean for lands unknown. Egil´s Saga Exhibition This exhibition profiles one of the most colourful of all the saga heroes, Egil, the son of Skalla-Grím Kveldúlfsson. One of the very first settlers, Egil’s father arrived from Norway just 10 years after the first land had been claimed. The Saga of this family’s pioneering and settlement of the Borgarfjörd region provides a brilliant insight in the tumultuous years of settlement. Egil himself is a larger than life hero, an intriguing combination of violent Viking and sensitive poet. The saga is a complex and vibrant intertwining of battles and love affairs, sorcery and pagan lore. Restaurant & Café The restaurant & café offers a selection of soups & starters, vegetarian courses, fish and meat dishes, children's menu, deserts and cakes. Hot beverages, wines and beer. Shop The gift shop, Hladhond, offers selection of souvenirs, crafts and design. Opening hours   All year round 10:00-21:00 Also open on request for groups.  
Kast Guesthouse
Kast guesthouse offers 27 rooms: 17 double rooms, 2 triple rooms and 2 family rooms with private facilities and 6 double rooms with shared facilities. The rooms are spacious and it‘s easy to add beds. Every room has a radio and you can buy access to the internet in the lobby. The guesthouse has an outstanding restaurant that fits 50 people. Dinner available between 18:30 and 20:30. You can also order some snack and take it with you on daytours. Horse Riding Tours available.
Gufuá
At Gufuá we practice farming and its intertwinement with slow and mindful travel. We offer farm visit and three different kind of unique experiences together with the locals: Goat walk - Read more   A story telling walk - Along the cairn path - Read more   Leader sheep experience. - Read more  
Husafell Canyon Baths
Led by a knowledgeable local guide in English, this year-round tour begins with a short ride from the Hotel Húsafell to the trailhead in the remote Icelandic Highlands. On this 2-hour tour we enjoy a relaxed walk among natural wonders not found in many guidebooks, including the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Langifoss. We’ll also learn about Iceland’s renewable energy practices, cross an icy stream of glacial meltwater and see the site to Ok jökull, Iceland’s first glacier claimed by climate change. The highlight of our excursion is a serene soak in the recently completed Húsafell Canyon Baths, a surreal hot spring paradise that must be seen to be believed. Enjoy half an hour of relaxing, recharging and breathing in the pure Icelandic air before heading back to Hotel Húsafell.  While the tour is not technically demanding, it does require the participant to walk un-aided over uneven terrain as well as down 64 steps to the canyon floor to reach the baths.  Please contact for tours and booking information.
Ferðaþjónustan Snorrastöðum
Summer cottages (4x5 pers.) with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room with TV and bathroom. Hot tub and grill outside. Bed linen rented separately. Sleeping bag accommodation offered in 6 bedrooms for 2-5 pers., total 24 pers. Living room with TV, WC and shower facility. Cooking facility with dining room for 35-40 pers. and big dining/dancing hall for 130-150 persons. Campsite. Wireless internet.

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