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2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • Two days exploring western Iceland and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Chance to see the Northern Lights (if conditions are right)
  • One night in a local hotel
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2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
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2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
From US$443.12
Overview
Spend two days and one night on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in pursuit of the Northern Lights. Follow your guide to sights such as the Snaefellsjokull Glacier, Vatnshellir Cave, impressive waterfalls, and the nocturnal phenomenon known as the Northern Lights. One overnight accommodation in a hotel, breakfast on day two, and pickup/drop-off in Reykjavik included.
What to Expect

Day 1: Snaefellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave

Your 2-day adventure tour starts with a morning pick up from the Reykjavik downtown area. From the capital you will drive along the scenic west coast to West Iceland. The first stop of the day will be at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will walk around and explore the surrounding area. From there we go underground, where you have an option (extra fees apply) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. The cave is about 8000 years old lava tube tunnel. This experience is as close you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area. Next up is Hellnar where you will stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach. There you will go on a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the good old days. If the forecast looks promising, then you will have the possibility to go hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.  

From Djupalonssandur, you will then continue your journey around Snaefellsnes peninsula, making a stop at the iconic and famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers

 

Day 2: Exploring The West Of Iceland

Your first stop of the day will be at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe which is used for heating all the neighboring towns. After exploring Deildartunguhver you will have an option (extra fees apply) to visit Krauma geothermal baths, where you will have the chance to relax. If you are not joining Krauma geothermal baths, then you will be able to explore the nearby area with your guide. Once you have explored this fascinating hot spring you will head towards the historic site of Reykholt. The famous author Snorri Sturluson lived there during the medieval times. After soaking up the history of Reykholt your next stop will include exploring the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. From there you will leave the beautiful Borgarfjordur area. On your way back to Reykjavík,

Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
If you are thinking about going to Iceland, Go! And do a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures to make it stress-free

If you are thinking about going to Iceland, Go! And make it easy on yourself and maximize the beautiful places you get to see by doing a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures. During my visit to Iceland, I did several day tours (with various companies)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank treesynger
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Tour

Recently returned from Iceland and joined this Arctic Adventure tour arranged by Iceland Unlimited. Our tour guide, "Tater Tot", was funny and informative and the one of the best moments was an unscheduled bonus stop at a hidden waterfall. The accommodations was great and would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trisha H
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trisha H, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. Surprising our customers and keeping them happy is our main goal. We are glad you enjoyed the extra stop, thanks to your guide! Iceland is indeed a land of contrasts, yet...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience! Wonderful landscapes! We saw northern lights eventually. We highly recommend the trip for stopover !

5* trip, we went as a family 2 adults, 2 kids. The hotel and the restaurants chosen for us by the guide were

Thank Road103180
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Extraordinary scenery

We travelled with Francois as our excellent guide in a small, relatively new bus. The scenery is quite different to the golden circle, a lot less inhabited and at times more dramatic, and Way less tourists. This tour was short stops only, no long hikes....More

Thank Robyn L
Freyja G, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Robyn L, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it means a lot to us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the scenery during our sightseeing tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is definitely a less visited area...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Mis-marketing of tour

We went on a 2-day tour with Arctic Adventures over the Christmas break (24 & 25 Dec). For most part of the tour, we visited the places of interest listed on the itinerary with the exception of one or two places because of the short...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank LFong18
RagnheidurHarp, Public Relations Manager at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear LFong18, thank you for taking the time to write us this review. Your feedback from the tour is greatly appreciated and we will look into how we can improve. After reading your review we started to read over the description of the tour once...More

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