Soak up breathtaking imagery on this unforgettable full-day tour that begins with a scenic drive to Helgafell, “the holy mountain,” which plays a pivotal part in the Laxdœla Saga, an ancient Icelandic love story. Travel to Stykkisholmur, a thriving city with magnificent terrain and well-preserved Icelandic homes. Snap pictures of Budir’s light-sand beach and black lava fields, and of Snaefellsjokul, a glacier-covered stratovolcano. After lunch at a local eatery, visit Arnarstapi, a quaint fishing village with dazzling volcanic rock formations and awe-inspiring cliffs, and is home to a thriving bird colony. In lovely Hellnar, photograph Valasnos, a giant, protruding cliff, and stop by Snafellsnes National Park’s visitor center. On Djupalonssandur’s black-pebbled beach, see four giant lifting stones used to test fishermen’s strength. Marvel at the smooth stones covering the shore and the unique tinkling sound they produce when the tide rushes.
This tour involves extensive walking over uneven surfaces. For safety reasons, guests with difficulty walking may not participate on this excursion. Sightings of Arctic seabirds cannot be guaranteed after mid-August. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a light waterproof jacket.