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Activities in Snæfellsnes

What gives you an inspiration? A restless ocean? A raging river? Ephemeral northern lights? A tasty blood pudding? Let Iceland inspire you. The island and its surrounding waters manifest an incredibly breathtaking nature and its inhabitants preserve and nurture an unequaled culture. However, each part of the country is unique.

Seatours
Sailing around Breiðafjörður's innumerable islands, the ever-so popular Viking Sushi Adventure Voyage offers a glimpse of the fjord's fairytale-like-scenery: variegated rock faces, areas of historical interest, along with the strongest ocean currents anywhere on Iceland's coasts. Birds, fresh seashell samplers, Breiðafjörður's innumerable islands, a taste of history and unforgettable adventures. 
Go West
Go West offers Eco-friendly outdoor experiences in Iceland. Our mission is to minimize the impact on the environment and to maximize the guest’s experience of West Iceland's nature
Summit Adventure Guides
The cave itself is an 8000 year old lava tube created by volcanic eruption from a nearby crater in the Purkhólar crater family. As the lava rushed down the hill in a lava river it began to cool on the surface, creating a crust on top of the lava river. As the eruption stopped, all the lava from underneath this crust continued to drain out. That eventually left behind empty tube with roof on top that gradually cooled down. We offer 45 minute guided tours to Vatnshellir Cave.
Lýsulaugar - geothermal bath
Lýsulaugar is an extraordinary geothermal bath, filled with naturally hot mineral water. It is rich in green algae (chlorella) and various minerals and is thought to have a soothing and healing effect on the body. There are two hot. tubs, one cold tub and a large pool, which were renovated in 2019.  Open June - Mid August from 11:00 - 20:30. Extra opening hours are posted on Facebook.
Stóri-Kambur horse rental
Stóri-Kambur Horse rental offers riding tours under Snæfellsjökull glacier.
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.   *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 seashore Löngufjörur are from the cottage and they offer 1-3 hour long horseback riding tours along the golden sandy beach where variety of bird species and seals can be seen.  Hömluholt from a different angle   
Lýsuhóll-Snæhestar
Lýsuhóll is a small family business. Accommodation offered in cosy little cottages and a guesthouse with double and single rooms. There is a restaurant and horse back riding tours are offered.  During summer you can rent six cosy little summer cottages which consist of a bedroom, a living-room, a small kitchen, shower and toilet and are ideal for two or four people, especially families. From all the cottages you have a fantastic view of the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the mountains and the sea. Accommodation is also available in two bigger houses with 4 rooms each which can be used all year round. There are two twin/double rooms, one single and a big family room. They all have a washing basis in the room and share two bathrooms with showers. There is a kitchen with all the basic equipment and a cosy sitting and dining room. There is a hot tub on the veranda. Horse riding tours offered on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, mostly along the wide beaches of Iceland's most beautiful horse riding area "Löngufjörur". Longer and shorter guided horse riding tours available upon request. Swimmingpool and hot tub nearby the farm (with warm mineral water directely from the ground).
Snæfellsnes Park Excursions & Activities
Snæfellsnes Excursions is located in Grundarfjörður, in the heart of West Iceland, about 2 hours' drive from Reykjavík. We offer snowcat and other sightseeing group tours around the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as private tours and bus rental service.  Top of the Diamond Snowcat Tour Available from March/April to August. The sightseeing tour starts at the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier and takes about 2 hours. The starting point is located just off road F570, a scenic road that runs alongside the glacier. Here you find our minibus-café where you can meet our guide before your snowcat ascent to the top of Snæfellsjökull.  Snæfellsjökull rises 1446 meters above sea level. The mountain is one of the most famous sites in Iceland, primarly 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 is by many believed to be one of the earth's seven sources of spiritual energy and is considered a very mystical place in Iceland.  The view become more and more spectacular as you go towards the top of the glacier and they are just amazing from the very top, from where you can see the beauty of the surrounding Snæfellsnes peninsula.  It is important for travellers 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 as it can be quite cold on the glacier, even in the summertime. Due to varying weather conditions in the area, we reserve the right to cancel the trip on short notice or to offer an alternative shar and lava trip.  For those who cannot or do not want to drive to the meeting point, we can arrange transfer, so make sure you contact us as we have limited seats.  Shark & Lava Safari This out-of-the-ordinary tour starts and ends in Grundarfjörður, the town famous for the spectacular Kirkjufell mountain.  Driving along the coast and through fantastic fjords, we reach Bjarnarhöfn shark museum, the only museum in Iceland where you can learn about the traditional fermented shark, see how it is produced and taste it.  The tour then continues to Berserkjahraun, Berserk lava fields, a field of lava rocks covered in beautiful green moss. The history of the path that cuts through the lava field is connected to the Icelandic sagas, from which the lava field also gets its name.  This is an interesting tour to discover a beautiful part of Snæfellsnes and learn about Icelandic traditions and sagas.  Private Tours of Snæfellsnes Peninsula We offer a wide range of private tours that we can customize according to your needs. Snæfellsnes is often called "Iceland in a nutshell" for the variety of landscapes it offers, and a private tour is the best way to discover all the known and less-known gems in this part of the country.  Some of our farvourite spots? The black beaches in Djúpalónssandur, Lóndrangar's lava stacks, Arnarstapi with its spectacular sea cliffs and rock formations and, obviously, the famous Kirkjufell, the most-photographed mountain in Iceland, with its iconic shape. 
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  
Söðulsholt Travel Service
Söðulsholt travel service offers accommodation and horse rental activity. Our accommodation include 4 premium cottages, each sleeping 4 people comfortably. Each cottage include 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-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 for booking information or visit our website for direct booking and information or available dates.  Söðulsholt accommodation 
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.
Mostri Golf Club
Víkurvöllur is a 9-hole golf course which lies north of Hótel Stykkishólmur. The course makes for good walking, lies between two ridges and continues down to the beach.  A well kept, challenging course.
Staðarsveit Golf Club
The fields of Garðar consist of a 9-hole “Links” golf course in beautiful surroundings. The course is built on windswept sand dunes from the nearby shore so the experience is very “Scottish”. It is situated on the south coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and embraced by spectacular nature. To the north lies a magnificent mountain range, to the south a golden beach and to the west, the majestic Snæfellsjökull in all its glory. Guesthouse, restaurant and camping site.
Vestarr Golf Club
Golf course name: Number of holes: Par: Bárarvöllur 9   72
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!
Grundarfjörður Swimming pool
A comfortable little pool in a prime location next to the campsite. Two hot tubs and a wading pool for children.  Opening hours October 1, 2022 - May 21, 2023:Weekdays 08-21Saturdays 13-17Sundays and public holidays: closed   
Ólafsvík Swimming pool
The indoor swimming pool is 12.5 metres long and has a hotpot. There is also an outdoor area with hot tubs and slides. The swimming pool is situated beside the elementary school, artificial grass pitch, football pitch and play area. Open weekdays from 7:30 to 21:00, Saturdays-Sundays from 10:00 til 17:00.
Stykkishólmur Swimming pool
Outdoor and indoor swimming pool with Frasenius certified water, claimed to have regenerative powers. Thermal tubs, a cold tub, water slide and a wading pool for the children.  Summer opening hours - June 1st. - August 31st. Fridays - 07.05 - 19.00 Mondays-Thursdays - 07.05 - 22.00 Saturdays - 10.00 - 17.00
Liston
Folk artist with an open workshop and gallery. Open all year round daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
Library of Water
Vatnasafn / Library of water is a long-term project conceived by Roni Horn for a former library in the coastal town of Stykkishólmur in Iceland. The building stands on a promontory overlooking the ocean and the town, and houses an exhibition which reflect Roni Horn’s intimate involvement with the singular geography, geology, climate and culture of Iceland... Water, Selected is a constellation of 24 glass columns containing water collected from ice from some of the major glaciers around Iceland. The glass columns refract and reflect the light onto a rubber floor embedded with a field of words in Icelandic and English which relate to the weather – inside or outside. The sculpture installation offers a space for private reflection whilst accommodating a wide variety of community uses. In a small side room, visitors can look at Roni Horn’s ongoing series of books made in Iceland, To Place and listen to a selection of people talking about the weather. Through 2005 and 2006, at the instigation of Horn, writer Oddny Eir Ævarsdóttir, her brother archaeologist Uggi Ævarsson and their father, radio broadcaster Ævar Kjartansson interviewed around a hundred individuals from Stykkishólmur and the surrounding area about the weather. Weather Reports You presents these spoken testimonies as a collective self-portrait of a country where the weather is strongly present in everyday life. The lower floor of Vatnasafn / Library of Water is a private writers’ studio where each year writers are invited to spend a number of months living and working. The residencies alternate between Iceland-based and overseas writers, and have so far included Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, Rebecca Solnit, Anne Carson, Oskar Arni Oskarsson and Oddny Eir Ævarsdóttir. Commissioned and produced in 2007 by Artangel with The Town of Stykkishólmur, The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Ministry of Communications and the Icelandic Parliament. Opening hours: June 1st -August 31st: 11:00-17:00 Tickets for the Library of Water are sold at the Norwegian House. Admission 2022: Adults ISK 830,- Students, senior citizens and groups ISK 675,- Free for under 18 Stykkishólmur Museum Pass - all museums: Adults ISK 2.080,-
Norwegian House - Regional Muesum
Norwegian house: The regional museum  of Snæfellsnes The Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized storeys in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Árni Ó. Thorlacius (1802–1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807–1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the regional museum for the Snæfellsnes area with an open storage on the top floor and 
rotating exhibitions on the lower level as well as a museum shop with handicraft, sweets and products from the area.  Opening hours: June 1st - August 31st: Every day from 11-17. May: Every day from 13-16. Stykkishólmur Museum Pass - Norwegian House and Water Library: Adults ISK 2.080,- Tickets for the Library of Water are sold at the Norwegian House.

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