Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration
Venture into the depths of the Vatnshellir lava tube cave on this exploration tour. Experience the magnificence of Iceland’s diverse landscape including beaches, mountains, and charming villages.
- Marvel at the mighty Snæfellsjökull volcano.
- Spend some quiet time at the black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur.
- Learn more about Icelandic culture at the Arnarstapi fishing village.
- Witness seals and a vast array of seabirds near Ytri-Tunga Farm.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is known to be one of the most picturesque parts of Iceland. Many of Iceland’s top tourist spots are situated here. Many attractions like the Kirkjufell and Snæfellsjökull mountains have been mentioned in many popular books and TV shows.
The seal colony by Ytri-Tunga farm boasts a diverse range of bird species, and of course, hundreds of seals. June and July are the best months to go seal-watching in this region. The tranquil Arnarstapi and Hellnar fishing villages are filled with Icelandic culture. The saga of Bárðar, which is one of the oldest European literary works, heavily influenced the names in this area. Both the villages have been reviving quite well since the rise of the tourism industry in Iceland.
The Vatnshellir cave is located about 35 meters underground. It has some fascinating stalactites and stalagmites along with many weirdly shaped structures of hardened lava.
Djúpalónssandur is amongst the most serene beaches in Iceland. The black-pebbles and the irresistible view of the ocean make it an ideal place to blissfully gaze at the waves and contemplate the meaning of life. Grundarfjörður is another beautiful fishing village in the peninsula. It is encircled by lofty mountains. There are many interesting legends surrounding this hamlet as well.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration Tour takes you all the way from Reykjavik to Borgarfjörður on arguably one of the most spectacular routes in the world. You will make many short stops along the way in small towns and villages where you can buy refreshments and relax.
The seal colony at the Ytri-Tunga Farm is the first destination. The beach is located at the entrance to the peninsula, and is home to seals and birds. You will get an opportunity to go reasonably close to the friendly seals, although it is more pleasurable to simply sit back and watch these amazing creatures in their habitat. The Arnarstapi and Hellnar fishing villages are next on the itinerary. Here, you can have lunch and enjoy interacting with the locals for a while. The Vatnshellir lava tube cave is perhaps the most compelling part of this tour. Descending into this cave and watching the enchanting stalactites and stalagmites as you listen to the water dripping gently through the lava is an experience like no other.
From the depths of Vatnshellir, you will travel to the peaceful black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur. After spending some time here, you will be led to the scenic Grundarfjordur fishing village that is situated right in between a mountain range and the sea. Click a few photos of the iconic Kirkjufell mountain before heading back to Reykjavik through the picturesque Berserkjahraun lava fields.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Free pick-up and drop-off for major accommodations in Reykjavik
- Caving tour in Vatnshellir Cave
- German guide is available on Mondays
Know Before You Go
This tour is available all year round on all days of the week. The tour begins at 8 AM. Please be ready at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick-up. The duration of the tour is 11 hours.
Rules and Regulations
Seat belts must be worn inside the bus according to Icelandic law. Children under 5 are not allowed on the tour. Warm clothing and hot water is recommended.
Super-Flexible Cancellation Policy
Tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the tour for a full refund.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. You can display your voucher on your mobile device along with some valid photo ID at the meeting point.
You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. If you are accommodation is not inside Reykjavik, you will be picked up at the The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar.
The ticket is valid only for the scheduled date and time.