About the tour


Day One

Start the day being picked up at your hotel/guesthouse (or specified location) in Reykjavik. From there we will make our way towards the beautiful landscape of the Snaelfellsnes Peninsula which boasts countless natural wonders, unique landscapes and a stunning coastline.

The first stop is the breathtaking Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall, located a short walk away from the equally beautiful Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland’s most photographed mountain. You will recognise it by it’s unique cone-shape. Kirkjufell is known as ‘Church Mountain’ as it resembles a church steeple and has acted as a landmark for seafarers and travellers over the centuries. This area is very photogenic, you might also recognise this location from Game of Thrones.

Continuing along the coast, we pass Gufuskalar before stopping at Djupalonssandur Black Sand Beach. This location was once a bustling fishing village, when Snaefellsnes Peninsula functioned as one of Iceland’s most active trading ports.

Walking down towards Djúpalónssandura Black Sand Beach you will notice four large stones of varying sizes weighing between 23kg (50lbs) and 155kg (342lbs), used as lifting stones to test the strength of fishermen. The stones are named Amlodi (useless), Halfdreattingur (weakling), Halfsterkur (half-strong) and Fullsterkur (full-strong). If you walk around the beach you may discover rusty iron remnants of the 1948 shipwrecked scattered along the beach.

The journey continues towards Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on the southern coast of Snaelfellsnes. Once in Arnarstapi you will get to marvel at the authentic and charming Icelandic houses, ragged cliffs and ocean views. The beach area here is also home to large colonies of arctic tern.

Back in the jeep as we drive towards our hotel for a good nights rest. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky, here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Day Two

The next morning we head off on a truly unique experience as we venture into Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. The ice tunnels are carved into the glacier to create a safe and easily accessible experience.

We ride up to Langjokull glacier in a specially modified vehicle. On the ride up, you will get a chance to enjoy the magnificent environment with spectacular views across this icy barren terrain. As we approach the glacier, we stop to get crampons on so you can easily walk comfortably on the ice. Don’t worry about the difficulty of this tour as the tunnel is well lit and the ground is relatively even throughout.

Our experienced tour guide leads you into the heart of the ice capped glacier where you can see the beautiful blue and white ice, and wander around for a truly memorable hour – don’t forget your camera.

The guide will explain a little on the geography of the glacier, how they are changing and the incredible creation of the ice tunnels. Natural caves do form in other glaciers however these are often too difficult to access and can flood or be unstable.

This is a once in a lifetime experience as Iceland is the only country where these impressive tunnels have been created so we can easily, and safely gain access.

After our exploration we head off the glacier and get back in our jeep to return to Reykjavik. On our drive back, keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky. This natural phenomenon is hard to predict but on a clear winters night, there’s always a chance of a magical display of Northern Lights.


Accomodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel Stykkishholmur
  • Hotel Budir
  • Hotel Husafell
, 2 Day Into the Glacier & Snaefellsnes Tour
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Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik: at hotels, guesthouses or alternative locations such as bus stations or car rental offices.

Please let us know of your pickup and drop off locations as soon as possible.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes/hiking boots/sneakers/trainers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof. Please dress according to the season.

The sun can be very bright on the glacier so we also advice bringing a pair of sunglasses.

As this tour is overnight, please bring your overnight clothes. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This tour is a 2 day tour.

There is no guarantee for the Northern Lights, but if you are traveling during the winter months, and the sky is clear, there is of course a chance.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour. Please know there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue. Contact us for further information.

Please note that single occupancy hotel rooms are at an added cost, please see the booking calendar.

Yes, it is advised you bring along with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature.

Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain by keeping it in a protective case.  We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

You will be supplied with all the necessary equipment needed for the cave tour.

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We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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