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.

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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Horse Trek

A riding tour is a brilliant way to take in the scenery of the peninsula in true Icelandic style. Icelandic horses are renowned for having very gentle temperaments so are suitable even for beginners. Depending on your ability level, you can spend hours exploring the region's glacial rivers and valleys with knowledgeable guides, or we can arrange riding lessons for beginners.

Orca on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
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Whale Watching

Make the most of the fantastic opportunities to spot sperm whales, orcas and other large marine life off the peninsula. Orcas are most commonly spotted in winter and early summer, with April to June being the best time, but can also be seen throughout the summer. You may also see Minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises, and occasionally pilot whales migrate past the peninsula in large groups.

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Explore the Insides of a Lava Cave

Explore the inside of the Vatnshellir Cave, an 8,000 year-old lava cave, by following the path of the lava flow over 650 feet into the cave and 115 feet below the surface. Equipped with torches and helmets, admire the amazing colours and various lava formations while hearing about how the cave was created by a nearby volcanic eruption all those years ago.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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