On this tour, you hike to the summit of Snæfellsnesjökull, the crowning jewel of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is one of the most picturesque glaciers in Iceland and hides a dormant 700.000-year-old stratovolcano which rises 1.446 m above sea level and last erupted in 250AD. Most famous for providing the setting for Jules Verne ‘s classic subterranean epic, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” the area is rich with history and mystique. Standing on top of the glacial volcano, you have amazing panoramic views that extend from the Reykjanes Peninsula in the south to the West Fjords in the North. The drive to the starting point of the hike takes you through Snæfellsnes National Park. It is a microcosm of Iceland as a whole with black sand beaches, mossy lava fields, rare wildlife and hidden waterfalls and caves. This tour checks all the boxes, amazing views, geological wonders and a challenging glacier hike.
Total Distance: 7-8 km (4,5-5 mi)
Elevation: 750 m (2450 ft))
Minimum Age: 16 years
Group size: Minimum of 2 persons
Pick up: 08:00 from hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik