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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 Diamond
Season 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 Safari
We 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 Peninsula
Our 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.

Snæfellsnes Park Excursions & Activity

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GPS Points N64° 55' 36.473" W23° 15' 35.006"
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+354 616-9090

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Nature
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Kirkjufell mountain

Grundarfjörður's beautiful landmark is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and seamen alike.

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is 463 meters high and visible from all angles in town.Grundarfjörður is the ideal place to enjoy the amazing colours of the sunset behind the mountain.

Wild Life
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Kolgrafarfjordur and Hraunsfjordur

Kolgrafarfjörður has a lot of wildlife. A large part of the black-backed gull population lives there with 38 other bird species. There are also killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and seals. Hraunsfjörður fjord come from it, long but narrow. At high tide, the flow is so great that the current resembles a rushing river

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Búlandshofdi

Búlandshöfði falls steep into the sea. There you find strata from the first half of the ice age, hardened glacial rock and fossils of seashells. On top of the sea sediment with ice seashells and glacial till there is a clayey sedimentary layer with remnants of warm seashells that lava has flowed over during warm periods.

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Berserkjahraun lava

Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkishólmur and Grundarfjörður.

The name Berserkjahraun comes from one of the Icelandic Sagas, Eyrbyggja-Saga. According to the saga, a farmer brought two berserkers from Sweden to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. He later gave the berserkers to his brother, Víga-Styr, who lived on the other side of the lava field.

One of the Swedes fell in love with Víga-Styr's daughter and asked for her hand in marriage. Víga-Styr made a deal with the berserker, he could have his daughter's hand if the two Swedes could clear a path through the lava field, connecting Víga-Styr's farm to his brother's.

The feat was considered impossible but the berserkers managed to complete the path quite quickly. Instead of keeping his promise, Víga-Styr had the two Swedes killed and buried them near the path.

The lava field was created after four scoria craters erupted in short intervals around 4000 years ago. The lava ran from the mountain slopes of Bjarnarhafnarfjall and out to the sea at Hraunsfjörður and Hraunsvík.

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Northern Snaefellsnes

When visiting Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a round tour is a good idea because this 90 km long circle comprises a world of diversity. On the northern side you will find friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains and waterfalls, galleries and museums and much more.

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Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufellsfoss is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland. It is located near Grundarfjörður at the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.

The river Kirkjufellsá runs down from the volcano Helgrindur and has three waterfalls in it, all called Kirkjufellsfoss.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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