A Drive through Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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WIT Iceland Correspondent Wailana embarked on a trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula (in Iceland) this past weekend. A day trip includes pick up from Reykjavik hotels, and a guided drive through this spectacular national park. Check out her photos and overview from the trip!

Trip Highlights:

  • Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier
  • Gerðuberg basalt columns
  • Bird cliffs at Arnarstapi
  • Kirkjufell church-shaped mountain
  • with Kirkjufellfoss waterfall

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There were about 18 people in our cozy van, we drove from Reykjavik downtown through Hvalfjordur out to Borganes town and Snaefellsnes, the westernmost peninsula in Iceland. We stopped frequently to check out the dramatic landscape of bird cliffs, sloping mountains, black sand beaches and the occasional coffee/bathroom break. We stopped midday for lunch at Grundarfjörður and picturesque views of Kirkjufell. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the region; he even shared some of his family history with us–turns out he can trace his lineage all the way back 1200 years to the west coast of Norway!

Though it was a long day, starting at 8:30AM and ending around 7:30PM, it was definitely worth it! My recommendation: bring a bit of water and your camera.

For more day trips through Iceland and other hot destinations, contact Willamette Intl Travel at 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com. We can connect you with the best guide services to make your trip all the more memorable!

 

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