Awe-Inspiring 11-Hour Semi-Private Sightseeing Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

The stunning Mount Kirkjufell on a sunny day with waterfalls in the foreground.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
5 years old

Description

Experience the magic of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often described as Iceland in miniature, on this full-day small group tour from Reykjavik. Travelers looking for beautiful views, iconic landmarks, and the chance to see some of Iceland’s best nature should book this tour today.

Your tour begins with meeting your guide at a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be transported to and from Reykjavik in a comfortable minibus with complimentary Wi-Fi. 

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is on the western edge of Iceland and is well-loved for its incredible diversity of natural features and the stunning Snaefellsjokull National Park. It gets the nickname “Iceland in miniature” because visiting here allows you to see many of the features Iceland is famous for, such as black sand beaches, glaciers, mountains, geothermal fields, waterfalls, and charming villages. 

The day’s first stop is at a true hidden gem, the Selvallafoss waterfall. Often called “The Hidden Waterfall,” these falls are not visible from the road and give you an excellent opportunity to experience a gorgeous view with few people around. 

Next, you will make your way to the lovely harbor town of Stykkisholmur for some exploration and lunch. The town has many amenities, a beautiful natural harbor with views of the many islands in the bay, and is an excellent example of an Icelandic fishing village. 

Your next destination is fascinating, especially for any photography enthusiasts. The world-famous Kirkjufell mountain towers over the Grundarfjordur village on the north coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Mount Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland and is one of the most recognizable features in the country. Game of Thrones fans might recognize the peak as one of the locations north of The Wall in season seven. 

After Kirkjufell, you will see the unique Saxholl volcanic crater. Rising 148 feet (47 meters) from the lava fields of Snaefellsjokull National Park, the top of the crater provides impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Snaefellsjokull glacier. 

The Djupalonssandur black sand beach is striking and sure to be a memorable stop. You’ll be amazed by the volcanic formations on the way down to the beach, the contrast of the black sand with the crashing white waves, and the massive boulders used to test human strength. 

Enjoy a visit to the small village of Arnarstapi on the southern side of the peninsula, now popular as a refueling stop for those exploring Snaefellsjokull National Park. When Norway and Denmark still had control of Iceland, Arnarstapi was a vibrant trading post and bustling fishing village.

Finally, you will visit the Ytri Tunga beach before returning to Reykjavik. Unique for its golden sand and high reliability of seeing wild seals, Ytri Tunga is the perfect way to end your semi-private Snaefellsnes peninsula tour.

Travelers who want a small-group tour to explore the natural beauty of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, including famous sights such as Mount Kirkjufell, should book this tour today. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Minibus transfer to/from Reykjavik
Wi-Fi on bus
English-speaking guide

Activities

Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof layers
Comfortable walking shoes
Hat and gloves
Snacks and water

Good to know

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable. Be sure to wear warm, waterproof layers.

The itinerary may need to be altered depending on weather and road conditions.

Cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled departure time cannot be refunded. With more than 24 hours' notice, you will receive a 100% refund.

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