Magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland In Miniature
The Snaefellsnes peninsula has been named “Iceland in Miniature”, because many national sights can be found in the area: sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs, sweeping golden beaches, black lava beaches, crunchy lava flows and bright green moss make up the diverse and fascinating landscape of the 100km-long Snæfellsnes peninsula.
The main attraction of the peninsula is without a doubt the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully shaped stratovolcano at the very end of the peninsula. The area surrounding Snæfellsjökull has been designated one of the four National Parks by the government of Iceland. The wonders surrounding it, is the scene of Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and one of seven most energetic sites on Earth according to New Age beliefs. Búðir is a very impressive area, where you can have a great walk in a unique landscape with a mixture of sandy hills, black lava and golden beach. Arnarstapi offers a great opportunity for a walk along the sea cliffs and strange holes in the ground reaching to the sea with spectacular columnar rock formations where seabirds nest. We will continue clockwise around the base of Snæfellsjökull volcano, with a stop at Djúpalón and a short walk down to the beach. Finally proceeding to the fishing town Grundarfjörður, enjoying the magnificent nature such as the famous mountain Kirkjufell and the beautiful falls Kirkjufellsfoss. We will drive further, a cross the rugged Berserk lava and then head over a mountain pass to the south side of the peninsula heading towards the capital area. At the end of the day, we will enjoy entertainment and meet a local artist.
Cultural event of the day from a menu of:*
1. A concert in a lighthouse
2. A concert in a private home
3. A visit to the studio of a local artist
4. Meet a local novelist
5. Meet a storyteller at a historic site
* One event per trip, depending on available artists each day
08.00 – 19.00
36.900,- pr. person
– Small group min 4 / max 16
– A culture enthusiastic professional guide
– Entertainment and meet with local artists