Snaefellsnes Peninsula can be easily regarded as the miniature form of Iceland, as it boasts off all varieties of natural wonders that Iceland possesses. The bountiful marvelous attractions of the peninsula attract thousands of travel enthusiasts from different corners of the world throughout the year.
You will get a stream of opportunities to visit mystic mountains, picturesque fishing hamlets, enrapturing caves, shiny black beaches and many more natural marvels in the private tours Iceland conducted by DISCOVER, a premier operator in the travel industry. The engrossing views of rugged terrains and deeply frozen trolls marking the coastlines of Snaefellsnes are unforgettable.
National Park at Snaefellsnes
The park covers an area of 170 sq. km. approximately. It is named Snaefellsjokull. In one of your exquisite private tours Iceland, you will get enthralled by the volcanic terrains in the vicinity of the park.
The mountain is shaped like a huge arrowhead and offers a beautiful trekking router for hikers, although it only 1519 feet in height. Reaching near the summit will open lots of opportunities to relish breathtaking views of the sea with a truly fascinating skyline.
Settlement of Arnarstapi
It is serene settlement in the region with a small information center and few houses. You can explore the vicinity by hiring an ordinary boat, rejuvenating your spirits with refreshing air. Here, you will find a rare species of birds known as the Arctic Tern. There are also some lava formations in the precincts of the hamlet.
Hellnar is a small village in the Snaefellsnes Peninsular region, marked by a soothing seaside and captivating cliffs. The pebble beach near the village is particularly impressive. You have the option to relax at Fjöruhúsið, a nice café in a nearby location.
Black beach at Djúpalónssandur
Djúpalónssandur at Snaefellsnes Peninsula has a genuinely gorgeous black beach that consistently attracts tourists with its unique, natural aesthetics, specifically marked by perfectly round and glossy black pebbles. The name of the place literally means Sand of the Deep Lagoon. In reality, the lagoon here has merely a depth of 5 meters.
It is by far the largest town in the peninsular region. As a major fishing settlement, it has the provision to offer short boating trips to global tourists. You may wish to visit the nearby Flatey Island, a local favorite.
Black Church at Budir
Budir is a small hamlet primarily known for its quaint black church and a recently constructed boutique hotel for tourists. The black church has been there since 1703. It became dilapidated through passage of time. The structure was properly rebuilt and fortified in 1848.
Planning the itinerary
It is recommended to consult a top-rated tourist operator when you plan the itinerary for visiting and exploring the marvelous Snaefellsnes Peninsula. You may opt to customize the tour.
Best time to visit
You can visit the peninsula in all seasons, although summer months will reveal you more prolific beauty of the region with subtler shades and spectacular views.