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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3 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 has been declared as protected area because of the varied formations in the lava, it's many caves and rich vegetation. We start the trip from Búðir. (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. (Difficulty: 2-3) Price: 15.000 kr. pp.

3. The Terrible Beauty of Lava (3-4 hours) The main characteristics of Icelandic landscape are the layers of lava. As it has shaped the land it has also formed the life of people. Witness how! - We start 10am from Arnarsapi and hike in a circle, first along the coast where we study various forms of the lava, basalt pillars and bird life. Then we turn into the rough lava, to the beauty of various figures/sculptures and old settlements. (Difficulty: 4 out of 10) Price: 10.000 kr. pp. 


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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