Stykkishólmur – Caves, craters and coves
Look out from atop a volcanic crater, hike stunning coastal trails, and explore underground caves.
Walk around the stunning volcanic crater, Saxhóll
Join a scenic hike in the Snæfellsjökull area and marvel at the glacier
Visit the black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur and the beachside cave
Take a journey underground and learn where Jules Verne found inspiration for his famous sci-fi novel
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
We recommend bringing warm clothes and gloves, as the temperature underground is 6°C/43°F.
Spectacular scenes that inspired Jules Verne
Hike to the top of beautiful Saxhóll Crater and enjoy views of the snowy peak of Snæfellsjökull. Next, discover the stunning black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur. Take in magnificent views from the clifftop and keep your eyes peeled for the ruins of stone huts on your way to a picturesque cove. Then, descend 115 feet underground at Vatnshellir Cave to see amazing colors and lava formations.
Included: hot drinks and snacks
Walking Information: Loose gravel, mud paths, and paved surfaces. Expect steps and inclined surfaces. About a one-hour walk from Djúpalónssandur to Dritvik. Guests have the option to stay on the bus.
Remarks/Requirements: Approximately 3 hours of total driving time. We recommend bringing warm clothes and gloves, as the temperature underground is 6°C/43°F. Helmets and flashlights will be provided.