National park Snaefellsjokull is the smallest and newest national park in Iceland and the only one that reaches all the way down to the sea. We start seeing all kinds of interesting nature on the drive before we reach the national park so the national park should really be a lot bigger than it really is.
Today we are circling the volcano and glacier Snaefellsjokull (Snæfellsjökull in Icelandic). We will drive down to the village of Arnarstapi where you can take a short walk along the beautiful sea cliff enjoying the view over the breath-taking Atlantic with basalt columns beneath the cliffs. At lunch time we will sit down for a lunch break or have a picknick in the nature.
During this tour we will be crossing lava fields, passing craters, fishing villages and then we might take a photo of Mt Kirkjufell which is sometimes considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain in Iceland. Of course next-door waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss cannot be missed and we will definitely stop there for the view and photographs.
The Snæfellsjökull area is rich with fishing industry from the olden days and we might see some of it. The communities and culture on the peninsula has been greatly affected by the glacier and volcano. There is a lot of folklore connected to the area and the tour guide will tell you about that.
This tour takes approximately 10 hours. The tour duration can be affected by duration of the breaks.
Please notice that we need to leave Reykjavik early in the morning. We will take a break for restrooms and refreshments in one hour. Toilets are scarce on the way so we need to use them when we have them. This is a long day drive. We won’t be back to Reykjavik until dinner time.