The Snaefellsnes Peninsula of Iceland

The Pristine Snaefellsnes

Located in Iceland, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula contains a magnificent national park in which a towering volcano (Snaefellsjokull Glacier) with a height of 1,446 meters continues to stand the test of time. Surrounding the majestic glacier are hiking paths that can be toured within a week or so. These hiking paths boast numerous landscapes and scenic views that make this part of Iceland one of the most captivating destinations for adventurers and thrill-seekers.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula Hiking Tour

Starting at Iceland’s Reykjavik City, the tour involves several natural wonders such as gorgeous waterfalls and a steaming river known for its unique flora and fauna. Exploring the Snaefellsnes Peninsula may take days but it’s definitely worth it. Aside from naturally hot rivers and fissures, the trip also involves a view of the charming Vik.

On the third and fourth day, Eldhraun’s enigmatic lava field provides a scenic backdrop for a challenging hike as part of the trip. The continent’s biggest glacier also adds a mystic touch to the scenery.

On the fifth day, the route behind the mountains known as the “fjallabak” is a unique highland adventure. After a hike along “fjallabak,” the comfortably hot Landmannalaugur River offers a soothing relief.

Hiking along the plains of Thingvellir is the next part of the trip. According to Boundless Journeys, these lush plains were the site of the first-ever parliament in the whole world. Not only is this a hiking trip through one of Iceland’s hidden gateways but it’s also a historical journey worth remembering. This part of the trip also offers a spectacular view of the rift between North American and Eurasian plates. Enjoy the best of Mother Nature by taking a glimpse of Iceland’s magnificent wildlife — white-tailed eagles, puffins, and kittiwakes. On the eight and last day of this trip, the tour departs from Iceland’s Reykjavik City.

Hike and Experience the Best of Icelandic History and Culture

Throughout the hiking trip, learn more about the unique culture and history of Iceland. Experience the best of Iceland’s past by hiking through paths that traverse a variety of quaint fishing communities and glorious landscapes that were part of the country’s rich Viking history and culture.

Hiking through the vast areas of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a unique experience. The contrasting landscapes consisting of hot rivers and icy glaciers serve as proofs that Iceland is truly the “Land of Fire and Ice.”

Accommodation in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

This charming destination offers several fishing villages with quaint inns and dining establishments. Various accommodations in this peninsula boast a rustic and homey ambiance, providing a warm comfort especially after a long hike. For more details or contact information regarding the different accommodations found within this destination, simply check out official tourist sites. Other websites worth visiting when looking for accommodations within the Snaefellsnes Peninsula area travel and accommodation search sites.

Accommodation Example: Guesthouse Langaholt. 356 Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland.

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How to get to Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Since Iceland is an island within the North Atlantic Ocean, the main transportation used when going to this country is by air. Most tourists use air transportation when visiting Iceland. There are various flights from other countries that fly directly to Reykjavik. From Reykjavik, the Peninsula is just less than 200 meters away. Boat trips are also available from several local boating services. For more information about public transportation to and from the mysterious Snaefellsnes Peninsula, just visit official tour websites.

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