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Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See what Iceland has to offer on one trip including the Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn about local legends and see a seal colony. Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. Next, head to Kirkjufell, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (visited only from March – November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas. Finally, discover a more in-depth understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (only from March - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! You’ll begin your journey outside the Snæfellsnes Visitor Center before heading to Ölkelduvatn Mineral Spring, where you can actually drink some of Iceland’s famous mineral-rich water, straight from the source! Then you’ll head to Ytri Tunga Beach, famous for its friendly seal colony. Drive to Bjarnarfoss next, a stunning waterfall cascading down a cliffside, and then visit the historic Búðakirkja, a striking black church set against a scenic backdrop. Snæfellsjökull View Point offers breathtaking views of the glacier-capped volcano that towers over this peninsula. Next, the Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge invites you to explore a narrow canyon with a hidden waterfall. Sönghellir Cave, known for its remarkable acoustics, is a must-see before you arrive at the coastal village of Arnarstapi. This quaint village features dramatic cliffs and fascinating rock formations. Don’t miss Gatklettur, a natural arch, and the Hellnar View Point for more incredible coastal views. Continue to Lóndrangar View Point, where unique rock pinnacles rise from the ocean. After that, you’ll visit Malarrif Lighthouse, followed by Vatnshellir Cave, a fascinating lava tube formed by ancient volcanic activity. Djúpalónssandur beach, with its black sands and shipwreck remains, awaits you next. Then, head to Saxhóll Crater for a short optional hike with panoramic views. Or swing by the golden sands of Skarðsvík Beach for a relaxing break. Svörtuloft Lighthouse and Öndverðarnesviti are next, offering stunning coastal views and unbeatable photo opportunities. Next, you’ll pass the fishing villages of Hellissandur and Rif, where you can learn about the local maritime history. Afterwards, visit the tranquil Svöðufoss waterfall and the charming Bæjarfoss waterfall before reaching the town of Ólafsvík. Continuing on, you’ll reach the Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell Viewpoints. These are essential stops, offering some of Iceland's most-photographed landscapes. Finally, you’ll reach Kolgrafarfjörður Viewpoint, where your tour will conclude.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Full Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Full Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a microcosm of the island as it contains many wonders such as lava caves, lava fields, waterfalls, a glacier, captivating black sand beaches and many other places. We will drive around the legendary Snæfellsjokull glacier, stopping at Búðir Church for a picture, beautiful black beaches, Saxhóll crater and we might even stop for a chat and a cup of coffee with the locals at their home in Hellissandur the fishing village. On our way back to Reykjavik we stop near the world famous Mount Kirkjufell. This tour varies from 10-12 hours depending on itinerary. Our tours are customisable depending on your interests. The stops included on this tour includes: - Pick up at desired location within Reykjavik - Borganes pit stop (toilet and snack break) - Búðir, the Church - Arnarstapi / Hellnar lunch (optional walk from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, 30 min walk) - Black beach Djúpalónssandur - Saxhóll Crater - Hellissandur the old fishing village - Kirkjufell - Borganes pit stop (toilet and snack break) - Drop off at desired location within Reykjavik Optional stops: - Ytri Tunga (Seal beach) We have the Land Rover Discovery SDV6 SE 4 wheel drive four-door wagon with leather seats to offer you comfort whilst you explore Iceland with us. The car comes with darkened rear seat windows for extra privacy and fits up to 4 adult passengers (3 comfortably and 1 in the middle seat) and plenty of space for all your belongings in the rear trunk. The Land Rover Discovery has a high ground clearance perfect to explore all types of rocky terrain and with sitting in a tall car, it gives you a better overview of the surroundings when exploring on the road.

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Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See what Iceland has to offer on one trip including the Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn about local legends and see a seal colony. Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. Next, head to Kirkjufell, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (visited only from March – November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas. Finally, discover a more in-depth understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (only from March - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! You’ll begin your journey outside the Snæfellsnes Visitor Center before heading to Ölkelduvatn Mineral Spring, where you can actually drink some of Iceland’s famous mineral-rich water, straight from the source! Then you’ll head to Ytri Tunga Beach, famous for its friendly seal colony. Drive to Bjarnarfoss next, a stunning waterfall cascading down a cliffside, and then visit the historic Búðakirkja, a striking black church set against a scenic backdrop. Snæfellsjökull View Point offers breathtaking views of the glacier-capped volcano that towers over this peninsula. Next, the Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge invites you to explore a narrow canyon with a hidden waterfall. Sönghellir Cave, known for its remarkable acoustics, is a must-see before you arrive at the coastal village of Arnarstapi. This quaint village features dramatic cliffs and fascinating rock formations. Don’t miss Gatklettur, a natural arch, and the Hellnar View Point for more incredible coastal views. Continue to Lóndrangar View Point, where unique rock pinnacles rise from the ocean. After that, you’ll visit Malarrif Lighthouse, followed by Vatnshellir Cave, a fascinating lava tube formed by ancient volcanic activity. Djúpalónssandur beach, with its black sands and shipwreck remains, awaits you next. Then, head to Saxhóll Crater for a short optional hike with panoramic views. Or swing by the golden sands of Skarðsvík Beach for a relaxing break. Svörtuloft Lighthouse and Öndverðarnesviti are next, offering stunning coastal views and unbeatable photo opportunities. Next, you’ll pass the fishing villages of Hellissandur and Rif, where you can learn about the local maritime history. Afterwards, visit the tranquil Svöðufoss waterfall and the charming Bæjarfoss waterfall before reaching the town of Ólafsvík. Continuing on, you’ll reach the Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell Viewpoints. These are essential stops, offering some of Iceland's most-photographed landscapes. Finally, you’ll reach Kolgrafarfjörður Viewpoint, where your tour will conclude.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Full Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Full Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a microcosm of the island as it contains many wonders such as lava caves, lava fields, waterfalls, a glacier, captivating black sand beaches and many other places. We will drive around the legendary Snæfellsjokull glacier, stopping at Búðir Church for a picture, beautiful black beaches, Saxhóll crater and we might even stop for a chat and a cup of coffee with the locals at their home in Hellissandur the fishing village. On our way back to Reykjavik we stop near the world famous Mount Kirkjufell. This tour varies from 10-12 hours depending on itinerary. Our tours are customisable depending on your interests. The stops included on this tour includes: - Pick up at desired location within Reykjavik - Borganes pit stop (toilet and snack break) - Búðir, the Church - Arnarstapi / Hellnar lunch (optional walk from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, 30 min walk) - Black beach Djúpalónssandur - Saxhóll Crater - Hellissandur the old fishing village - Kirkjufell - Borganes pit stop (toilet and snack break) - Drop off at desired location within Reykjavik Optional stops: - Ytri Tunga (Seal beach) We have the Land Rover Discovery SDV6 SE 4 wheel drive four-door wagon with leather seats to offer you comfort whilst you explore Iceland with us. The car comes with darkened rear seat windows for extra privacy and fits up to 4 adult passengers (3 comfortably and 1 in the middle seat) and plenty of space for all your belongings in the rear trunk. The Land Rover Discovery has a high ground clearance perfect to explore all types of rocky terrain and with sitting in a tall car, it gives you a better overview of the surroundings when exploring on the road.

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What a great tour of the Western part of Iceland. Our tour guide Alex was so knowledgeable, talking through history, folklore of all that we passed. What made it extra special was Alex showed us the best places to take pictures to make the most of the scenery. Alex made effort to fit in extra places that were not listed. So very grateful. Highly recommend this tour if you are visiting.

Highly recommended. We were 4 for this tour, my daughters 11 and 13 yo. We enjoyed every seesight and our guide explained all the way the places we visited. No restaurants, so make sure to bring your picnic to lunch and snack during the trip.

Lovely tour to so many amazing places! I enjoyed that our guide Michael made sure everyone is happy with the time schedule and we even had an additional stop to greet some Icelandic horses along the way.

It was really well planned in terms of how much time spent at each location and since we were a bit early our guide also added some more locations to take some more stunning photos

Super day with beautiful locations that gave a good impression of this fascinating country