Jules Verne and Snæfellsjökull
Upon leaving Stykkishólmur, our journey takes us through the several small fishing villages that hug the dramatic coast line as we head towards the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull. The glacier was made popular by the French writer, Jules Verne in his classic novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. It is one of the country’s many interesting geological features but other prominent mountains and volcanoes also grave the area.
Rocky Icelandic beaches
We make our first stop at Djúpalónssandur beach, where we’ll take a short refreshing walk on the pebbled beach by the Atlantic Ocean. Strange rock formations are found on the shore and here guests can test their strength on four great rocks, weighing from 23 kg to 154 kg. The rocks were used to determine the manliness of the fishermen rowing from here in the past. Many stories are connected to this area, adding to its aura of mystery.
To the port of Hellnar
After a short drive pas the cliffs Lóndrangar, we’ll drive to Hellnar. Hellnar used to be a major port and can probably trace its function as such back to the Middle Ages. There we will visit the Visitor Centre and enjoy some of its beautiful surroundings. After Hellnar we will make a short stop at Arnarstapi village, its idyllic setting boasts many interesting lava formations and an abundance of birdlife during the summer months.
Next we will head for Búðir, famed for its beautiful surroundings of black lava and one of a few yellow sanded beaches in Iceland. We’ll enjoy the area and pay a visit to the church Búðakirkja before we head back to Stykkishólmur.
- Kindly note that the sighting of sea birds cannot be guaranteed after mid-August as it depends on both season and weather.
- We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary if necessary or operate the tour in a different order to that described.
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 150