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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches, and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi, and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, and see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Take a photo stop at the famed Black Church at Budir, and spot seals lolling in the sea at Ytri Tunga beach. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour visits a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

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.

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes & Mt. Kirkjufell Guided Minibus Tour

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes & Mt. Kirkjufell Guided Minibus Tour

Discover an oasis of tranquility in the west of Iceland and journey back to the land of myriad secrets and ancient landscapes on this group tour from Reykjavik. Travel to the highlights of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula aboard a climate-controlled minibus. Make your way to the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where mangled lava fields reveal the stresses and destruction the land once endured. Marvel at volcanic rocks of unimaginable shapes as they flare up in twisted forms from the earth. Take a walk beside the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi and see the beautiful arcs of Hellnar, where pillars of basalt slowly ascend from the unforgiving sea. Take in the stunning backdrop of the summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Journey along roads less traveled to find beaches of lava and smooth volcanic rock at Djupalónssandur. Explore the north side of the peninsula and the famous Mt. Kirkjufell. Discover the photographer's dream subject, the black church at Budir, which sits in desolate isolation. Look out for playful seals at Ytri Tunga gold beach, your final stop. Then, journey back to your meeting point in Reykjavik. Benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience of your guides. They will share not only the must-see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations to make the most of your time in Iceland.

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. Travel in a group of no more than 19 people for your comfort and maximum personal attention. Depart Reykjavik and get your first view of Snæfellsjökull volcano on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Marvel at the highest peak in the area, often visible from the capital on clear days. Continue to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga, where the nearby beach is home to a popular seal colony. Look at their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf. Discover the coastal areas and natural harbor of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where beautiful rock formations, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, dot the coastline. Take a stroll along the cliffs to get some refreshing sea air. Next, look at the 2 black basalt columns of Lóndrangar, so tall that they can be seen from the road. Go to the black beach of Djúpalónssandur, where the air is filled with the sound of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand. Move on to the curious smooth stones of Djúpalónssandur. Known as “lifting stones,” they were used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coast.  The largest, called "Fullsterkur" (“Full-Strength”) weighs 154 kilograms (340 pounds) and you should lift it with your knees so that you don’t hurt your back. The second is known as "Hálfsterkur" (“Half-Strength”) and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), while the third, called "Hálfdrættingur" (“Weakling”), weighs 54 kilograms (119 pounds). If you could only lift the 23-kilogram (50-pound) stone called "Amlóði" ("Useless”), then you were considered the shame of your village. Test your strength! End this fascinating day trip with a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. See the mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection.

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

On the way to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we will pass a wonderful little town called Borgarnes. The journey to this place is absolutely phenomenal – we will drive through a fjord and many scenic mountains. Borgarnes was one of the first places Norwegian Vikings settled when they arrived in Iceland. Our first stop in Snæfellsnes will be a heavenly place for animal lovers – a place where the wild seals live. Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach that has a little secret hidden away down by the sea, behind the farmhouses… a seal colony! Seals love to spend their time on the rocks of this beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks for you to spot them from a distance. In the old days seals used to be killed for food or for fashion, however nowadays Icelanders see seals as a beautiful addition to the culture and encourage visitors to come and visit them as well. Our next stop will be an old village located in the middle of huge lava fields – Búðir. In the old times the village used to be called Hraunhofn, which meant ‘“The Harbor of Lava” in Icelandic. Nowadays, in the once thriving town, the only standing building is a tiny wooden black church called Búðakirkja – better known as Black Church of Búdir. Also a modern Hotel Búðir has been recently built. Our next stop is a small fishing village at the bottom of a mountain, with one of the most beautiful harbors in the country. This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma, hit by the wild waves of the Atlantic. Thousands of years later, erosion has formed beautiful stone arches and a remarkable marine geyser. We will visit the coastline as we share some extremely fascinating stories about Bárður, the half-man half-troll, and his stories in the area. Afterwards we will stop at a beautiful Gatklettur, also known as “Hellnar Arch”. Gatklettur is a beautiful naturally formed stone arch. Gatklettur is a spectacular place for photographers, and videographers. Djúpalónssandur is a striking black sand beach on Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Its volcanic pebble shoreline, shipwreck remains, and ancient lifting stones create a captivating and mysterious atmosphere. Nearby Dritvík Cove offers breathtaking views and is a haven for birdwatchers. Djúpalónssandur is a place where Iceland's coastal beauty and rich history come together. The Lóndrangar are a pair of gigantic (75-meter high) basalt pinnacles, which are remains from a volcanic crater from ten of thousands of years ago. They can be seen emerging over the entire southern coastline. In the area we might find a huge variety of seabirds, northern fulmars and Iceland’s beloved puffins. We will end our day with Kirkjufell - the most famous mountain in Iceland, which was featured multiple times on Game of Thrones. At the bottom of the mountain, you will find a lake which reflects a perfect mirror image of Kirkjufell.

From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

On your first day, you will go to the Famous Golden Circle. Enjoy thehe Grand Golden Circle tour, a compact 8 hour tour that takes you to a series of remarkable and diverse sites in the Southwest of Iceland in a span of only eight hours. In the Geysir geothermal area, get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Next, head to the iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir, located in the glacial river Hvítá. Marvel at it's elegant and majestic form which is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon. After this, visit Þingvellir National Park which located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and is not only a site of geological wonder, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. At Þingvellir, learn its stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið. On the second day, embark on a 10 hour Southern Iceland tour which will take you to diverse natural pearls along the enchanting south coast of Iceland. Take in a landscape characterised by strong contrasts, where grown plains meet coarse mountains and fire meets ice. Then, visit the waterfalls of Skógafoss, with its breathtaking 60m drop, and Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind and through to the other side. In Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach, experience the raw and alluring force of the North Atlantic and its masterfully shaped basalt column cliffs. The site is equally beautiful as it is dangerous, and should be approached with a healthy level of awe and respect. Next, take a short walk up to the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, a sublet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, where you can witness the dynamics of Icelandic glaciers, their formation, behaviour and rapid melting. On the third and last day, experience the range of Icelandic natural beauty in just one area—the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Discover the charming fishing villages of Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters such as Kirkjufelland Ljósufjöll, the black beach at Djúpalónssandur, the majestic glacier Snæfellsjökull and the seal colony at Ytri Tunga. 

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsness Peninsula Private Day Tour

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsness Peninsula Private Day Tour

Our private tailor-made day tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a unique and unforgettable experience that immerses you in the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's west coast. Starting from Reykjavik, your private guide will take you on a scenic drive through lava fields, past towering mountains and picturesque fishing villages, and along winding coastal roads that offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the tour, your guide will regale you with stories and legends about the area, sharing their knowledge of Icelandic history, culture, and geography. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, and your guide will be happy to recommend local restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a delicious meal or snack. Personalized experience: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes offers a personalized experience that caters to the specific interests and needs of each visitor. This means that you can explore the region at your own pace and focus on the attractions that interest you the most. Expert guide: Our knowledgeable and experienced guide will take you to the best spots in Snaefellsnes and provide you with fascinating insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. You'll learn a lot and have a great time doing it! Comfortable vehicle: Our spacious and comfortable vehicle is equipped with all the amenities you need to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. You'll be able to relax and take in the stunning scenery without worrying about transportation logistics. Flexibility: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes is completely flexible, meaning you can customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you want to spend more time hiking, sightseeing, or taking photos, we can accommodate your needs. Unforgettable memories: Snaefellsnes is one of the most beautiful and unique regions in Iceland, and our private day tour is designed to help you make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. You'll see incredible landscapes, meet friendly locals, and experience the magic of Iceland in a way that few visitors ever do. Here is a detailed itinerary for a Private Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Pick up from hotel in Reykjavik Visit Ytri-Tunga beach to see seals Explore Arnarstapi village and coastal cliffs Lunch break in Stykkisholmur Visit Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall Stop at Djupalonssandur black sand beach Explore Saxholl crater and lava fields Drop off at hotel in Reykjavik This itinerary allows for plenty of time to see some of the most beautiful and unique sights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Please note that this is just a suggested itinerary and can be customized to fit your interests and preferences.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour from Reykjavik

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour from Reykjavik

This peninsula showcases a diverse array of Icelandic landscapes, earning it the moniker "Iceland in miniature." Despite its remote location, away from the bustling Ring Road, Snæfellsnes remains sparsely inhabited, often overlooked by travelers who prefer more beaten paths. Culturally, Snæfellsnes holds significance as well. Its dramatic scenery served as the backdrop for Jules Verne's iconic novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and subsequent film adaptations. It also stood in for the northern landscapes in "Game of Thrones." Mt. Kirkjufell, beloved by Icelanders, famously depicted the Arrowhead mountain. Exploring Snæfellsnes reveals not only Mt. Kirkjufell but also the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, the awe-inspiring Arnarstapi Bird Cliffs with their stone bridge and arch, the striking Djúpalónssandur black beach, and much more. Visitors may also encounter the famed black church of Búðir and perhaps catch a glimpse of seals at Ytri-Tunga beach.

Private Bespoke Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

Private Bespoke Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

Embark on a scenic adventure with Your Friend in Reykjavik to the enchanting Snaefellsnes Peninsula! Brace yourself for stunning landscapes—a tapestry of lava fields, coastal cliffs, and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. Our fun-loving guide blends education and entertainment, narrating tales of folklore at the Londrangar basalt cliffs, sharing geological marvels at Arnarstapi, and unveiling the peninsula's rich history at Hellnar. Tailoring the tour to your interests is our forte—we're flexible! We'll whisk you from your hotel, ensuring a seamless, personalized journey through this Icelandic gem. All additional activities that extend the tour duration will incur separate charges. Examples of such activities include visiting the Blue Lagoon, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and similar excursions. Additionally, the tour price will increase for each hour added beyond the standard duration of the tour.

Snæfellsnes, private Super Jeep

Snæfellsnes, private Super Jeep

Snaefellsnes peninsula The western tip of the peninsula is the newly designated national park, including the Snæfellsjokull glacier and stunning coastal beaches and cliffs. We will visit a viewpoint in the foothills of the glacier, made famous in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth penned by French novelist, Jules Verne. Buðir, meaning “shops,” was the old trading post of the area many years ago. What remains today are almost invisible ruins of this formerly vibrant trading post. Hotel Budir. We’ll stop for coffee at the Buðir Hotel, one of the most popular country hotels in Iceland and often used as a remote meeting place and hideaway for Icelandic and foreign celebrities. You never know whom you might run into! Arnarstapi. We’ll go down to the tiny village at Arnarstapi to see the beautiful sea cliffs and views in this area. There is a scenic 2.5-kilometer walk from Arnastapi to Hellnar, which you are also free to enjoy. Fjoruhusid cafe. We’ll be visiting the small settlement of Hellnar, a town practically sitting below the glacier at the ocean’s edge. Seabirds and cliffs dominate the area. During summer, lunch stop 8 not included ) at the Fjöruhúsið Café located in a great warm spot near the beach. From here you’ll enjoy amazing views and hear some intense birdsong! Djupalonssandur. Then we’ll enjoy some time on the beach at Djúpalónssandur, but rather than swimming, we’ll collect stone pebbles or naturally polished lava stones at the surf’s edge. Our last stop is Ólafsvík, a weather-exposed fishing village. Your busy day comes to a close back at your starting point!

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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches, and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi, and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, and see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Take a photo stop at the famed Black Church at Budir, and spot seals lolling in the sea at Ytri Tunga beach. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour visits a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

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.

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes & Mt. Kirkjufell Guided Minibus Tour

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes & Mt. Kirkjufell Guided Minibus Tour

Discover an oasis of tranquility in the west of Iceland and journey back to the land of myriad secrets and ancient landscapes on this group tour from Reykjavik. Travel to the highlights of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula aboard a climate-controlled minibus. Make your way to the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where mangled lava fields reveal the stresses and destruction the land once endured. Marvel at volcanic rocks of unimaginable shapes as they flare up in twisted forms from the earth. Take a walk beside the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi and see the beautiful arcs of Hellnar, where pillars of basalt slowly ascend from the unforgiving sea. Take in the stunning backdrop of the summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Journey along roads less traveled to find beaches of lava and smooth volcanic rock at Djupalónssandur. Explore the north side of the peninsula and the famous Mt. Kirkjufell. Discover the photographer's dream subject, the black church at Budir, which sits in desolate isolation. Look out for playful seals at Ytri Tunga gold beach, your final stop. Then, journey back to your meeting point in Reykjavik. Benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience of your guides. They will share not only the must-see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations to make the most of your time in Iceland.

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. Travel in a group of no more than 19 people for your comfort and maximum personal attention. Depart Reykjavik and get your first view of Snæfellsjökull volcano on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Marvel at the highest peak in the area, often visible from the capital on clear days. Continue to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga, where the nearby beach is home to a popular seal colony. Look at their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf. Discover the coastal areas and natural harbor of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where beautiful rock formations, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, dot the coastline. Take a stroll along the cliffs to get some refreshing sea air. Next, look at the 2 black basalt columns of Lóndrangar, so tall that they can be seen from the road. Go to the black beach of Djúpalónssandur, where the air is filled with the sound of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand. Move on to the curious smooth stones of Djúpalónssandur. Known as “lifting stones,” they were used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coast.  The largest, called "Fullsterkur" (“Full-Strength”) weighs 154 kilograms (340 pounds) and you should lift it with your knees so that you don’t hurt your back. The second is known as "Hálfsterkur" (“Half-Strength”) and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), while the third, called "Hálfdrættingur" (“Weakling”), weighs 54 kilograms (119 pounds). If you could only lift the 23-kilogram (50-pound) stone called "Amlóði" ("Useless”), then you were considered the shame of your village. Test your strength! End this fascinating day trip with a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. See the mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection.

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

On the way to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we will pass a wonderful little town called Borgarnes. The journey to this place is absolutely phenomenal – we will drive through a fjord and many scenic mountains. Borgarnes was one of the first places Norwegian Vikings settled when they arrived in Iceland. Our first stop in Snæfellsnes will be a heavenly place for animal lovers – a place where the wild seals live. Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach that has a little secret hidden away down by the sea, behind the farmhouses… a seal colony! Seals love to spend their time on the rocks of this beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks for you to spot them from a distance. In the old days seals used to be killed for food or for fashion, however nowadays Icelanders see seals as a beautiful addition to the culture and encourage visitors to come and visit them as well. Our next stop will be an old village located in the middle of huge lava fields – Búðir. In the old times the village used to be called Hraunhofn, which meant ‘“The Harbor of Lava” in Icelandic. Nowadays, in the once thriving town, the only standing building is a tiny wooden black church called Búðakirkja – better known as Black Church of Búdir. Also a modern Hotel Búðir has been recently built. Our next stop is a small fishing village at the bottom of a mountain, with one of the most beautiful harbors in the country. This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma, hit by the wild waves of the Atlantic. Thousands of years later, erosion has formed beautiful stone arches and a remarkable marine geyser. We will visit the coastline as we share some extremely fascinating stories about Bárður, the half-man half-troll, and his stories in the area. Afterwards we will stop at a beautiful Gatklettur, also known as “Hellnar Arch”. Gatklettur is a beautiful naturally formed stone arch. Gatklettur is a spectacular place for photographers, and videographers. Djúpalónssandur is a striking black sand beach on Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Its volcanic pebble shoreline, shipwreck remains, and ancient lifting stones create a captivating and mysterious atmosphere. Nearby Dritvík Cove offers breathtaking views and is a haven for birdwatchers. Djúpalónssandur is a place where Iceland's coastal beauty and rich history come together. The Lóndrangar are a pair of gigantic (75-meter high) basalt pinnacles, which are remains from a volcanic crater from ten of thousands of years ago. They can be seen emerging over the entire southern coastline. In the area we might find a huge variety of seabirds, northern fulmars and Iceland’s beloved puffins. We will end our day with Kirkjufell - the most famous mountain in Iceland, which was featured multiple times on Game of Thrones. At the bottom of the mountain, you will find a lake which reflects a perfect mirror image of Kirkjufell.

From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

On your first day, you will go to the Famous Golden Circle. Enjoy thehe Grand Golden Circle tour, a compact 8 hour tour that takes you to a series of remarkable and diverse sites in the Southwest of Iceland in a span of only eight hours. In the Geysir geothermal area, get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Next, head to the iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir, located in the glacial river Hvítá. Marvel at it's elegant and majestic form which is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon. After this, visit Þingvellir National Park which located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and is not only a site of geological wonder, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. At Þingvellir, learn its stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið. On the second day, embark on a 10 hour Southern Iceland tour which will take you to diverse natural pearls along the enchanting south coast of Iceland. Take in a landscape characterised by strong contrasts, where grown plains meet coarse mountains and fire meets ice. Then, visit the waterfalls of Skógafoss, with its breathtaking 60m drop, and Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind and through to the other side. In Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach, experience the raw and alluring force of the North Atlantic and its masterfully shaped basalt column cliffs. The site is equally beautiful as it is dangerous, and should be approached with a healthy level of awe and respect. Next, take a short walk up to the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, a sublet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, where you can witness the dynamics of Icelandic glaciers, their formation, behaviour and rapid melting. On the third and last day, experience the range of Icelandic natural beauty in just one area—the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Discover the charming fishing villages of Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters such as Kirkjufelland Ljósufjöll, the black beach at Djúpalónssandur, the majestic glacier Snæfellsjökull and the seal colony at Ytri Tunga. 

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsness Peninsula Private Day Tour

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsness Peninsula Private Day Tour

Our private tailor-made day tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a unique and unforgettable experience that immerses you in the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's west coast. Starting from Reykjavik, your private guide will take you on a scenic drive through lava fields, past towering mountains and picturesque fishing villages, and along winding coastal roads that offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the tour, your guide will regale you with stories and legends about the area, sharing their knowledge of Icelandic history, culture, and geography. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, and your guide will be happy to recommend local restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a delicious meal or snack. Personalized experience: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes offers a personalized experience that caters to the specific interests and needs of each visitor. This means that you can explore the region at your own pace and focus on the attractions that interest you the most. Expert guide: Our knowledgeable and experienced guide will take you to the best spots in Snaefellsnes and provide you with fascinating insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. You'll learn a lot and have a great time doing it! Comfortable vehicle: Our spacious and comfortable vehicle is equipped with all the amenities you need to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. You'll be able to relax and take in the stunning scenery without worrying about transportation logistics. Flexibility: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes is completely flexible, meaning you can customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you want to spend more time hiking, sightseeing, or taking photos, we can accommodate your needs. Unforgettable memories: Snaefellsnes is one of the most beautiful and unique regions in Iceland, and our private day tour is designed to help you make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. You'll see incredible landscapes, meet friendly locals, and experience the magic of Iceland in a way that few visitors ever do. Here is a detailed itinerary for a Private Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Pick up from hotel in Reykjavik Visit Ytri-Tunga beach to see seals Explore Arnarstapi village and coastal cliffs Lunch break in Stykkisholmur Visit Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall Stop at Djupalonssandur black sand beach Explore Saxholl crater and lava fields Drop off at hotel in Reykjavik This itinerary allows for plenty of time to see some of the most beautiful and unique sights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Please note that this is just a suggested itinerary and can be customized to fit your interests and preferences.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour from Reykjavik

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour from Reykjavik

This peninsula showcases a diverse array of Icelandic landscapes, earning it the moniker "Iceland in miniature." Despite its remote location, away from the bustling Ring Road, Snæfellsnes remains sparsely inhabited, often overlooked by travelers who prefer more beaten paths. Culturally, Snæfellsnes holds significance as well. Its dramatic scenery served as the backdrop for Jules Verne's iconic novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and subsequent film adaptations. It also stood in for the northern landscapes in "Game of Thrones." Mt. Kirkjufell, beloved by Icelanders, famously depicted the Arrowhead mountain. Exploring Snæfellsnes reveals not only Mt. Kirkjufell but also the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, the awe-inspiring Arnarstapi Bird Cliffs with their stone bridge and arch, the striking Djúpalónssandur black beach, and much more. Visitors may also encounter the famed black church of Búðir and perhaps catch a glimpse of seals at Ytri-Tunga beach.

Private Bespoke Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

Private Bespoke Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

Embark on a scenic adventure with Your Friend in Reykjavik to the enchanting Snaefellsnes Peninsula! Brace yourself for stunning landscapes—a tapestry of lava fields, coastal cliffs, and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. Our fun-loving guide blends education and entertainment, narrating tales of folklore at the Londrangar basalt cliffs, sharing geological marvels at Arnarstapi, and unveiling the peninsula's rich history at Hellnar. Tailoring the tour to your interests is our forte—we're flexible! We'll whisk you from your hotel, ensuring a seamless, personalized journey through this Icelandic gem. All additional activities that extend the tour duration will incur separate charges. Examples of such activities include visiting the Blue Lagoon, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and similar excursions. Additionally, the tour price will increase for each hour added beyond the standard duration of the tour.

Snæfellsnes, private Super Jeep

Snæfellsnes, private Super Jeep

Snaefellsnes peninsula The western tip of the peninsula is the newly designated national park, including the Snæfellsjokull glacier and stunning coastal beaches and cliffs. We will visit a viewpoint in the foothills of the glacier, made famous in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth penned by French novelist, Jules Verne. Buðir, meaning “shops,” was the old trading post of the area many years ago. What remains today are almost invisible ruins of this formerly vibrant trading post. Hotel Budir. We’ll stop for coffee at the Buðir Hotel, one of the most popular country hotels in Iceland and often used as a remote meeting place and hideaway for Icelandic and foreign celebrities. You never know whom you might run into! Arnarstapi. We’ll go down to the tiny village at Arnarstapi to see the beautiful sea cliffs and views in this area. There is a scenic 2.5-kilometer walk from Arnastapi to Hellnar, which you are also free to enjoy. Fjoruhusid cafe. We’ll be visiting the small settlement of Hellnar, a town practically sitting below the glacier at the ocean’s edge. Seabirds and cliffs dominate the area. During summer, lunch stop 8 not included ) at the Fjöruhúsið Café located in a great warm spot near the beach. From here you’ll enjoy amazing views and hear some intense birdsong! Djupalonssandur. Then we’ll enjoy some time on the beach at Djúpalónssandur, but rather than swimming, we’ll collect stone pebbles or naturally polished lava stones at the surf’s edge. Our last stop is Ólafsvík, a weather-exposed fishing village. Your busy day comes to a close back at your starting point!

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4.7
(661 reviews)

Great! We had plenty of good stops and were given enough chances for bathrooms (believe me it’s important!). The only feedback I have is that the seat for minibus is kinda small, especially with everyone in winter clothes(not Iceland winter, but I guess single digits degrees in F). And its sorta small for a petite Asian female 😓

It was a really wonderful day with lots of great places! Also thanks to our great guide Alain, who took such good care of his guests and made the trip an absolute highlight with his knowledge and stories. The trip is really recommended!

Fantastic experience not to be missed, highly recommended, the driver and guide Addie were very attentive and patient! The cold air in the bus was not appreciated for half the journey

My parents and I had a great time on the Snaefellsnes peninsula tour with Alain. All of the stops were great and his interesting stories made the time fly by. Thanks for a great tour.

Sigi is unique, funny, engaging and I learned a lot about Iceland through his stories. So far the best day trip I took with an agency. 👍