Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes Holidays: An Overview

The Snaefellsnes area, under two hours to the north-west of Reykjavik, is a starkly beautiful peninsula jutting out into the North Atlantic.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Closely connected with the Norse sagas, this region was also the birthplace of Leif Eriksson, the first European to reach America, some 500 years before Columbus

Luxury Snaefellsnes Holidays: The Detail

In the long summer days, when the sun hardly sets, there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from: fishing for sea trout or river salmon, horse riding, sea kayaking, whale-watching, hiking or snowmobiling on the glacier-topped volcano that dominates the end of the peninsula - and plenty of daylight hours in which to enjoy them.


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Whale watching

In summer, when the sun hardly sets, there's a wealth of outdoor activities to choose from - and plenty of daylight hours in which to enjoy them: fishing for sea trout or river salmon, riding, sea kayaking, whale-watching, hiking or snowmobiling on the glacier-topped volcano that dominates the skyline.

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Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 0°C / 32°F
  • Rainfall — 8cm / 3.3 inches
  • Water Temp. — 7°C / 44°F
Language

Icelandic

Currency

Iceland Krona

Flight from London

3:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT


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