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2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik

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    Day 1: Snaefellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Your 2-day adventure tour starts with a morning pick up from the Reykjavik downtown area. From the capital you will drive along the scenic west coast to West Iceland.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arnarstapi Center and Snjófell Restaurant, Arnarstapi, Iceland
    The first stop of the day will be at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will walk around and explore the surrounding area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsbaer Iceland
    From Arnarstapi we go underground, where you have an option (extra fees apply) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. The cave is about 8000 years old lava tube tunnel. This experience is as close you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, 574 Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hellnar 360 Iceland
    Next up is Hellnar where you will stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach. There you will go on a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the good old days. If the forecast looks promising, then you will have the possibility to go hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
    From Djupalonssandur, you will then continue your journey around Snaefellsnes peninsula, making a stop at the iconic and famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers before turning in for your accommodation for the night.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Snaefellsnes area.

    Day 2: Exploring The West of Iceland

    Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
    Your first stop of the day will be at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe which is used for heating all the neighboring towns.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Krauma, Deildartunguhver West Region, Reykholt 320 Iceland
    After exploring Deildartunguhver you will have an option (extra fees apply) to visit Krauma geothermal baths, where you will have the chance to relax. If you are not joining Krauma geothermal baths, then you will be able to explore the nearby area with your guide.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Biskupstungnabraut, Reykholt, Iceland
    Once you have explored this fascinating hot spring you will head towards the historic site of Reykholt. The famous author Snorri Sturluson lived there during the medieval times.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
    After soaking up the history of Reykholt your next stop will include exploring the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. From there you will leave the beautiful Borgarfjordur area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gerduberg basalt columns, Gerduberg Road 54, 311 Iceland
    On your way back to Reykjavik you will stop by Gerduberg Basalt Columns.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    The tour ends in Reykjavik. You can expect to be back at around 6:00 pm.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. Available from conveniently located hotels and authorized bus stops.

    Ports
    Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti, Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond), Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café), Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki, Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall, Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House), Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church, Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut, Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur, Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg, Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur, Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Reykjavik
    Inclusions
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Hotel pickup
    • Guided tour in a minibus
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)
    • Overnight accommodation at a hotel
    • Free wi-fi on board
    • Breakfast
    Exclusions
    • Food & drinks (except breakfast at the hotel on day 2)
    • Optional caving exploration at Vatnshellir cave (extra fee)
    • Optional entrance to Krauma Geothermal Baths (extra fee)
    • Entry/Admission - Cave Vatnshellir
    • Entry/Admission - Krauma
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note that if you are a solo traveler and would like to have your own room then please choose the "Single room option". Otherwise you will be paired up in a shared room with a participant of the same gender.
    • The success of the Northern Lights is heavily dependent on weather conditions. We can therefore never confirm that you will be able to see them during your tour but if the forecast looks promising your certified guide will take you on a hunt for the lights.
    • Please note that you can add a caving exploration to Vatnshellir cave as an extra for this tour (extra charge). If you will not be joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area
    • Please note that you can add a visit to Krauma Geothermal Baths as an extra for this tour (extra charge). If you will not be joining Krauma you will spend more time exploring Deildartunguhver and the nearby area.
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Please dress appropriately according to weather
    • This tour is a small group experience tour
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    +1
    We booked The 5 DAY SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA, SOUTH ICELAND, AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR. This leg was the first part. The trip was fantastic! It took us to all the destinations stated, plus some our guide thought we would like to see. Everything was amazing and beautiful.
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    Response from Erika A, Marketing assistant at 2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
    Responded 12 Oct 2019
    Hello Rebecca M, Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are so happy to hear that you left happy with the tour. We hope you will come back soon for more experiences with us! Best regards, Erika
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    Our tour was amazing! Not only did we get to see some epically beautiful scenes, but we were taken around by the best tour guide ever!! He helped make our trip super enjoyable, kept us entertained and gave us lots of information about Iceland and it’s people. We plan on coming
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    Response from Erika A, Marketing assistant at 2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
    Responded 12 Oct 2019
    Hello UT52emilym, We are very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. And we are so happy to hear that you liked the tour guide as much as the tour. We are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Erika
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    This is not as advertised! The tour despite it being advertised as in the country (Away from light pollution) was in the city. Ruined my whole trip to Iceland and they are ignoring my request for compensation.
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    Response from ElzeVys, Customer Care at 2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
    Responded 12 Oct 2019
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. It is very hard to comment without knowing the name of the tour. Please get in touch with us at info@adventures.is so we could evaluate the whole situation in more detail. Best regards, Elze
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    even With the bad weather on Friday, we managed to see quite a bit. The guide was very professional and did not do anything that put any of the participants in danger, unlike other guides. Highlights were definitely the horse farm,
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    Response from Erika A, Marketing assistant at 2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Hello Katrina B, It's great news for us that you had a great weekend! Thanks a lot for your review. Come back soon for more adventures! Best regards, Erika
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    We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Arnar. As with everything in Iceland the scenery throughout the tour was stunning, although having done a couple of tours prior to this one, if anyone is in a position where they have to decide between touring the South Coast or
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    Response from elzbietav12, Customer Support at 2-Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure from Reykjavik
    Responded 20 Mar 2019
    Dear Mark G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review. We loved showing you around and we are happy to hear the guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour:) We hope to see you with us again! Best regards, Arctic Adventures
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