Snæfellsnes has long been believed to be one of the world’s major cosmic energy centers and a haven for sea and birdlife. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is dominated by the glacier-covered dormant Snæfellsnes volcano, which was the inspiration for Jules Verne’s classic novel, Journey to the Center of the earth.
The first stop of the day is at the small hamlet Búðir, a beautiful spot where the only reminders of the old fishing village are a charming church and graveyard.
After this photogenic place, we go over to the small fishing village called Arnarstapi. Besides having a lovely port, it’s also where you can see Gatklettur (Hellnar Arch), a little-known gem that has been shaped into a picturesque arch by the eroding force of the sea.
Close by is the old fishing village Hellnar where we can enjoy coffee and waffles before heading down to the sea to see the beautiful rock formations.
Our next stop is within the National park: Djúpalónssandur is a beautiful black colored pebbled/sandy beach with dramatic cliffs emerging from the shore.
From there, we travel North and see one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Kirkjufell (Church mountain).
It’s a beautifully shaped mountain that stands near the small town of Grundarfjörður. On the opposite side of the road is the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, which is beautiful on its own, but getting pictures of them together can create stunning results.
Please bring loose change for toilet fees, warm clothes, a camera and some snacks for the ride. The driver will be stopping at service stations should you wish to purchase something there.
Reykjavik (Pick-up at available locations)
8:30 – 9:00