Iceland 3 of 3

Iceland 3 of 3

This is our third and final post on Iceland and in this post we’ll take you west.  If it’s your first time in Iceland, you’ll probably want to do the itinerary we spoke about last week – but on another visit or, if you choose, on your first, you can go West – whereas most people go east.   If you go west… you should still spend the first day on the Golden Circle and spend the spend the night (although you’ll want to spend two or more!) in my other favorite place in Iceland:  Minna-Mosfell  B&B.

The next day, explore the area near Minna-Mosfell – the waterfall Barnafoss is 1 hour and 20 mins away and its only 15 minutes from there to a greast small cave – you should also, since you‘re there, wee Iceland´s most powerful geothermal spring, Deildartunguhver; 10 mins further inland from the cave.   Then, after a great day, start driving west and Overnight in Stykkishólmur, arriving there late in the day (you’ll spend two nights here). Spend the next day doing a whale-watching tour from Seatours (Sæferðir), the only whale-watching tour operator on Snæfellsnes, offering 3 1/2-hour trips from Ólafsvík – or – take the ferry to Flatey Island (two each day to and from) and explore that amazing place.  If you do the whale watching tour, you’ll spend the afternoon walking in lava fields and on black sand beaches.

The last day you should do a snow cat tour up Snæfellsjökull,  organized by Snjófell, based in Arnarstapi. Scheduled trips run throughout the day from mid-February to mid-August – followed by hiking around the area.   The next day, you’ll enjoy the drive back to Minna-Mosfell – stopping at various hikes, beaches, etc.   Finishing your tour with a night or two in Reykjavik.    Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth and this itinerary – and the one from last week – do force you to spend a lot of time driving… but that’s no problem, since you’ll want to stop at small places on the picturesque ring road frequently enjoying waterfalls, amazing vistas, lava fields which have been covered with a spongy moss that feels like you’re walking on a trampoline, and thousands of other unique moments.  Enjoy!!!

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