Southern Coast Self Drive
The long and narrow Snaefellsnes Peninsula is one of the Iceland’s wildest regions. Most of the peninsula’s ports are gathered on the northern shore in the bay of Breidafjordur, that contains about 2500 islands and islets: explorers take note! Even though we haven’t explored each and every one of them, we can tell you that they are magnificent even seen from the shores. Your local expert will recommend you the nicest little fishermen’s villages to visit. If you wish to visit other places, do bare in mind that most of our itineraries include several regions to visit in Iceland.
Although descending straight from the Vikings, people in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula are very warm and welcoming! You will be able to live a day in the authentic Iceland and perhaps even have a beer with Icelanders in the local pub! With landscapes full of colours and contrasts, the rural plains of the coastal region stretch to the feet of some inhospitable looking volcanic mountain ranges. You may feel like you’re walking into the Lord of the Ring’s famous Mordor at some point – yet you will also be able to stroll into The Shire-like little hills – as green as they get! Lands saturated with mystery, Snaefellsnes keeps the memories of many legendary heroes alive, who once came to live in Icelandic epics and legends.
Photographers are sure to enjoy exploring this wild region where colors, contrasts and lights are so uncommon they seem instagramed! Prepare your #nofilter – this region has natural landscapes jems. If you enjoy hiking, you will be able to appreciate this region’s natural beauty and taste pure freedom as you walk by remote tracks in the heard of Iceland’s wilderness. From the mountaneous paths to the sea, you will be able to see plenty of colorz and sceneries.
Take a look at our trips to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula:
If you wish to find out more about other Icelandic regions, click here: Eastern region of Iceland; Golden Circle region; Discover Iceland’s Highlands; Visit Northeast Iceland; Visit Northwest Iceland; Discover Iceland’s South Coast; Discover Greenland; Discover Reykjavik; Travel through the Westfjords