I’m not one for big coach tours, and day trips that last thirteen hours. But I had such an amazing day with Reykjavik Excursions on a day trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula at the end of March (2015), I highly recommend this tour.
The bus journey took us North West of Reykjavik towards Snaefellsnes under a clear blue, sunny sky. The scenery was absolutely stunning; volcano’s, fjords, snow covered mountains carved by glaciers, black and white sandy beaches, fishing villages and endless coastlines with dramatic cliffs. We made stops at Ytri-Tunga, Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Grundurfjordur and Stykkisholmur.
On the southern part of the peninsula, at the fishing village of Arnarstapi, we walked along the rugged coastline with its stunning dark, volcanic, rocky cliffs and nesting birds. Our lunch stop at the ancient fishing village of Hellnar was leisurely. There was enough time to view the museum and eat lunch at the local cafe. But it was the Church of Hellnar that impressed me the most. It was worth hiking through ankle deep snow to view it up close, and photograph its red roof against the backdrop of the white, snowy landscape and Snaefellsjokull.
The pace of the tour was perfect, with just enough time spent at each location without feeling rushed. But it was our tour guide, “Hussy” that really made a long day enjoyable. He was very informative, entertaining, and had a great sense of humour. He had us laughing at his jokes all day, and shared lots of stories about the myths, history and legends of Iceland.
I highly recommend The Wonders of Snaefellsnes with Reykjavik Excursions. It was a day trip that left me feeling satisfied and invigorated, in spite of the long day.