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SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA & FJORD CRUISE (300 km)
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula "the peninsula of the snowy mountain" juts out from Iceland's west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, in many ways this area is a microcosm of the whole of Iceland. A rugged mountain chain runs along its length. You will travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkisholmur for a lunch cruise on the fjord of Breidafjordur.
Meet your tour guide and start with a Reykjavík City Tour where you will see some highlights of Iceland's capital city. We will then head west taking you to your first stop, an Icelandic wool outlet store, just to see what the Icelanders do with all those sheep! The valley of Borgarfjörður is known as the Saga Valley of West Iceland because so many important historical events took place there. You will get a chance to climb Grábrók, a volcano crater. You will also have ...
... It was quite nerve-wracking and claustrophobic to say the least. Be prepared to pay 1,000 krona at the end of the tunnel. Credit cards accepted (as is true pretty much EVERYWHERE in Iceland).
... pictures and then had a picnic lunch in the car because it was raining outside. The fjord we traveled around was beautiful in its own misty haunting kind of way and it was an experience just driving the car. Our car was trashed from all of the muddy roads but so was every other car in the parking lot at the falls. It was funny because we had all experienced the same thing.
After our picnic we continued on our ...
... parking spot with a few other cars. We grabbed our lunch and followed a path to the distant ocean. Guess what? No red sand, in fact no beach to speak of. Lunch was had and then we noticed a large herd of cows heading quite deliberately for us. We quickly packed up and beat a hasty retreat. Later we learned from others that we turned right where we should have turned left. The beach is what we took for an offshore sand bar.
We stopped at what turned ...