During this breathtaking half-day tour, explore beautiful sections of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula starting with Djupalonssandur, a former fishing village featuring a black-pebbled beach and four legendary lifting stones once used to test fishermen’s strength. Feel the silky-softness of the beach’s time-smoothed black pebbles. In the ancient fishing village of Hellnar, snap photos of stunning volcanic rock formations, including Valasnös, a magnificent protruding cliff, and visit Snæfellsnes National Park’s visitor center. In Arnarstapi, an enchanting hamlet featured in several Icelandic legends, explore the area’s splendid cliffs to view endless seabirds including kittiwakes, fulmars and artic terns. Marvel at spectacular volcanic rocks including three blowholes. From Budir’s light-colored beach, which glows next to the black lava fields, take in the majestic Snæfellsjökull, a glacier-covered stratovolcano. Capture photos of this dazzling terrain before enjoying a scenic ride back to ship.
This tour involves extensive walking over uneven surfaces. For safety reasons, guests with difficulty walking may not participate on this tour.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.