Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell

Snæfellsnes and Kirkjufell

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Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell


DURATION 8-9HRS PICKUP TIME 9.00 - or up on request

We start the day by heading north, through the main town of western Iceland, Borgarnes. We continue our journey west onto the beautiful, multi coloured terrain of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Kirkjufell mountain. The western tip of the peninsula is the newly designated national park, including the Snæfellsjökull glacier and stunning coastal beaches and cliffs. We will visit a view point in the foothills of the glacier, made famous in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth penned by French novelist, Jules Verne. Búðir, meaning “shops,” was the old trading post of the area many years ago. What remains today are almost invisible ruins of this formerly vibrant trading post. We’ll stop for coffee at the Búðir Hotel, one of the most popular country hotels in Iceland. We’ll go down to the tiny village at Arnarstapi to see the beautiful sea cliffs and views in this area.


There is a scenic 2.5 kilometre walk from Arnastapi to Hellnar, which you are also free to enjoy. We’ll be visiting the small settlement of Hellnar, a town practically sitting below the glacier at the ocean’s edge. Seabirds and cliffs dominate the area. During summer, lunch stop at the Fjöruhúsið Café located in a great warm spot near the beach. From here you’ll enjoy amazing views and hear some intense birdsong! Then we’ll enjoy some time on the beach at Djúpalónssandur. Our last stop is Ólafsvík, a weather-exposed fishing village. Your busy day comes to a close back at your starting point!

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Now we are celebrating 25 years together!

In the year 1995, Björk and Kristján started Mountain Taxi with one driver guide and one vehicle. 25 years later, we’re still at it! Glaciers have moved, volcanoes have erupted and as we say in Iceland, a lot of water has run to sea, but one thing remains the same. Our passion to explore and give you the best experience of Iceland possible.

We’re happy to announce that it’s time to make an old dream come true and start a new chapter in Mountain Taxi history. From the start of 2020 we will be focusing solely on private tours to give you the best possible experience of our wonderful island. As a part of this new chapter we will no longer be ofering water in plastic bottles, but giving our guests reusable, eco-friendly water bottles. It’s been a great 25 years, and we look forward to writing the next chapter with you!

Thank you!

Björk, Kristján & the Mountain Taxi team.