The National Park - Wonders beneath and within the glacier

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The National Park - Wonders beneath and within the glacier

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5 day-trips - Combined if you like

  • Gorgeous scenery and remarkable interaction between the land and people throughout history is the essence of the national park.

  • Astonishing formations sculptured by big forces; the Atlantic Ocean's waves, the volcanic activity and the glacial crown.

  • You see and feel how people have coped with these forces and the magic, sometimes portrayed by renowned writers and artists including; Jules VerneHalldor LaxnesDiter Roth and Jóhannes Kjarval.

Physical difficulty level: 2-4  (Scale 1-5)

The prices goes with minimum 3 persons in a group. With fewer we consider it as a private guided tour, so you pay for three.

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Hiking:

1. Búðaklettur Volcano (3-4 hours) A nice little hike in a landscape of its own. The lava field and the crater have been declared as protected areas because of the varied formations in the lava, it's many caves and rich vegetation. We start the trip from Búðir. (Physical difficulty: 3-4 out of 1-10) – Price: 10.000 kr. pp

2. Giants and folklore – Horror and Mysteries  (6-7 hours) A cultural and heritage tour with trolls, half-humans, weirdoes, serial killer, elves and unbelievable stories all the way from Búðir to Dritvík. We drive between the many different sights and take shorter hikes. (Physical difficulty: 2-3) Price: 15.000 kr. pp.

3. Arnarstapi – Stapafell – Arnarstapi. (4-5 hours) A round trip through a landscape which can be a bit horrific, like a place called The Cheek of Hell, and others so soft and gentle with thick moss and polished rocks. We start the hike at Arnarstapi by the statue of the giant Bárður. (Physical difficulty: 6-7) Price: 12.000 kr. pp. 

Cycling & hiking:

May-September. Starting 10am from Arnarsapi

4. The Astonishing Coast Line (5-6 hours) We will show you the amazing formations, sculptured by the big forces; the Atlantic Ocean’s waves, the volcanic activity and the glacial crown. - We drive to Djúpalón and hike back along the coast to the visitors center at Malarrif. There we get our bikes
and on the way to Arnarstapi we visit many historical
sites. (Physical difficulty: 2) Price: 20.000 kr. pp. - Bike included

5. The Terrible Beauty of Lava (3-4 hours) The main characteristics of Icelandic landscape are the layers on layers of lava. As it shaped the land it has also formed the life of people.
Witness how! -
We bike and hike in a circle, first along the mountains where we study various forms of lava. Then we turn down to the coast to old settlements and bird life. (Physical difficulty: 3-4) Price: 14.000 kr. pp. - Bike included


After a day trip in a wonderland, the homeland of Bárður Snæfellsás, it is almost heavenly to get some refrechment in a local cultural settings at the community centre, all made up by the artist Ólína Gunnlaugsdóttir, a true "Jöklari" (glacierist) what means a person with deep roots in the glacial area.

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