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Getting There & Around -- Snæfellsnes could be done in a day trip from Reykjavík, but staying 2 days or longer is more agreeable and less hectic. The peninsula has relatively good roads, and -- with so many widely dispersed attractions -- coming by car really pays off.

The bus service is somewhat limited. Straeto (tel. 553-3737; www.bus.is) has a daily route from mid-June until August between Reykjavík and Stykkishólmur, where transfers to Hellissandur can be found, plus almost daily during the off-season (3–3 1/4 hr.; 3,600kr one-way) stopping at Akranes and Borgarnes. 

On the north coast, local information offices are in Ólafsvík, at Pakkhúsi, Route 574 (tel. 433-9930; May–Sept daily 11am–5pm) and Stykkisholmur, at the Sports Center, Borgarbraut 4 (tel. 433-8120; daily 10am–6pm). For Snæfellsjökull National Park, which includes the entire western tip of the peninsula, there’s the Snæfellsjökull National Park Visitor Center in Hellnar (tel. 436-6888; mid-May–mid-Sept daily 10am–6pm) on the main road through the village. A good resource outside Snæfellsnes is in Borgarnes, Brúartorg 1 (tel. 437-2214; www.west.is; Jun–Aug Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat–Sun 10am–3pm; Sept–May Mon–Fri 9am–4pm).

A detailed map, Snæfellsnes, published by Mal og Menning, is available at bookstores, service stations, and tourist information offices. Online, www.snaefellsnes.com has thorough service listings.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.