Leaving Stykkishólmur, this tour takes you through several peaceful little fishing villages along the dramatic coastline. During the trip, your guide will tell you several stories related to the culture of the area, adding to its mystique.
Made famous by Jules Verne
The first highlight is the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull, popularised by the French writer Jules Verne in his classic novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. While Snæfellsjökull is one of the country's most interesting geological features, you will also see several other prominent mountains and volcanoes in this area.
At Djúpalónssandur, you can take a short and refreshing walk on the pebbled beach by the Atlantic Ocean. You will see strange rock formations on the shore. In the past, some of these rocks were used to test the manliness of the local fishermen. If you feel like impressing the rest of your group, try out your strength on the rocks, which weigh between 23 kg and 154 kg.
Black lava and sandy beaches
Driving past the dramatic cliffs of Lóndrangar, you will sense the magnificent power of nature. Next, you arrive in Hellnar. This settlement was once a major port and its origins may stretch as far back back as the Middle Ages. Stop by the Hellnar Visitor Centre to enjoy some of its beautiful surroundings.
After Hellnar we will make a short stop at Arnarstapi village. The Arnarstapi village offers an idyllic setting, several interesting lava formations and lots of birdlife during the summer months. Búðir is famed for its beautiful surroundings of black lava and in contrast, one of the few yellow sand beaches in Iceland. We also recommend a visit to the church, Búðakirkja, before we head back to Stykkishólmur.