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Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

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See “Iceland in Miniature” on a small group day trip to Snæfellsnes National Park. Visit the charming farm and beach of Ytri-Tunga, marvel at the black basalt columns of Lóndranga, test your strength at the "lifting stones" of Djúpalónssandur and more.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pick-up is available from your hotel or a bus stop in Reykjavik and will take place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Iceland in miniature on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Test your strength at the "lifting stones" of Djúpalónssandur
  • See the seal colony and charming farm of Ytri-Tunga
Full description
Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. Travel in a group of no more than 19 people for your comfort and maximum personal attention. Depart Reykjavik and get your first view of Snæfellsjökull volcano on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Marvel at the highest peak in the area, often visible from the capital on clear days. Continue to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga, where the nearby beach is home to a popular seal colony. Look at their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf. Discover the coastal areas and natural harbor of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where beautiful rock formations, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, dot the coastline. Take a stroll along the cliffs to get some refreshing sea air.

Next, look at the 2 black basalt columns of Lóndrangar, so tall that they can be seen from the road. Go to the black beach of Djúpalónssandur, where the air is filled with the sound of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.

Move on to the curious smooth stones of Djúpalónssandur. Known as “lifting stones,” they were used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coast. The largest, called "Fullsterkur" (“Full-Strength”) weighs 154 kilograms (340 pounds) and you should lift it with your knees so that you don’t hurt your back. The second is known as "Hálfsterkur" (“Half-Strength”) and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), while the third, called "Hálfdrættingur" (“Weakling”), weighs 54 kilograms (119 pounds). If you could only lift the 23-kilogram (50-pound) stone called "Amlóði" ("Useless”), then you were considered the shame of your village. Test your strength!

End this fascinating day trip with a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. See the mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from all hotels in the Reykjavik area
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

From US$ 139.33 per person

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Product ID: 74158