Shark Museum and Stykkishólmur Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey through the heart of Iceland’s rich sagas and captivating traditions with our uniquely crafted tour. Starting in the tranquil village of Grundarfjörður, nestled at the foot of the iconic Kirkjufell, our adventure promises a seamless blend of rugged landscapes and intriguing stories.

As we make our way towards West Snæfellsnes, we will catch a sight of the majestic Kirkjufell, the church mountain. At the Kolgrafarfjörður viewpoint, we pause to take in the breath-taking view over the fjord. We then proceed via a bridge that extends out over the fjord, from which, if you are lucky, you may see some wildlife.

Descending along Snæfellsvegur, you will admire the captivating Berserkjahraun, testament to an ancient lava flow dating back 4000 years. Immerse yourself in the tales of the Berserks from the Icelandic Eyrbyggja saga, from which this extraordinary lava field takes its name.

Our journey then leads us to the intriguing Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, a haven for those curious about Iceland’s culinary traditions. Delve into the unique process of fermenting, curing, and drying Greenland shark flesh to craft hákarl, Iceland’s famous fermented shark. If you dare, savor this Icelandic delicacy, gaining insight into a culinary tradition preserved by this family-run museum.

Next, we explore Stykkishólmur, a picturesque town nestled on the shores of the Breiðafjörður Bay. Marvel at the charming harbor and vibrant houses, punctuated by a modern church overlooking the town. Take a moment to explore the harbor, where options abound – ascend to the red lighthouse atop the basalt island Súgandisey, explore the folk museum housed in the historic Norwegian House, or simply indulge in a leisurely stroll through the town’s inviting handicraft stores and cafés.

As the day draws to a close, we return to Grundarfjörður, leaving you with cherished memories of a journey that seamlessly intertwines the natural beauty and cultural richness of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Are you interested in a longer tour around Snæfellsnes? Make sure you check out our Scenic Snæfellsnes Tour.


Practical Information

Price: 13.000 ISK per person for adults, 10.500 ISK per person for children (6-15)

Minimum Age: 6 years old

Departure Location: Snæfellsnes Excursions Office in Sólvellir 5, Grundarfjörður, Iceland. See map

Drop-off Location: Grundarfjörður Harbour

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Group Size: Up to 19 people on the bus

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 1 day or less before the event. Cancellation fee of 5% is charged if cancelled anytime after booking, to cover our transaction fees.

We require a minimum of 10 participants to proceed with the tour. Should this threshold not be met, the tour may be subject to cancellation.

Please note that the tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to factors such as changes in the ship’s departure schedule, adverse weather conditions, or road conditions.