Private Jeep Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Arnarstapi and Kirkjufell Mountain Tour

Private Jeep Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Arnarstapi and Kirkjufell Mountain Tour
brown moss formations in the foreground with snæfellsjökull peak in the background
Black wooden church at Búðir on Snæfellsnes, Iceland
A small waterfall cascading into a pond, with stone steps leading up a grassy hill next to it
Icelandic horses congregate in tall grass next to a pond while snow-capped peaks look on in the background
A large Icelandic sheep stands in a field in Snæfellsnes, Iceland
A placid lake in Snæfellsnes with mist rolling in

Come join us on this private tour and experience the beauty of Snæfellsnes, often referred to as “Iceland in a nutshell.” Lava fields, mountain peaks, black and yellow beaches, lighthouses, picturesque little fishing villages, wooden churches, waterfalls, cliffs and wildlife - Snæfellsnes peninsula offers it all and much more.

You will be picked up from your accommodations in Reykjavik and driven north to Gerðuberg, a monumental 15-meter-tall basalt wall, created by the ocean's cooling of flowing basaltic lava.

The next highlight of the tour will be meeting seals at the Ytri-Tunga beach, which is one of the best seal-spotting locales in West Iceland. Snæfellsnes is also a perfect place for bird and whale-watching.

After Ytri-Tunga, our next stop will be the church at Búðir. It is one of the few black wooden churches in Iceland, as well as one of the most popular photo locations among photographers and Instagrammers.

Next, we will continue driving along the diverse coastline of the peninsula and discovering popular tourist attractions as well as the hidden gems.

Before we reach the tip of the peninsula and Snaefellsjokull National Park, we will visit the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi where we will have a walk along the volcanic coast and observe waves crashing onto basalt rocks abundant in bird life. 

We can also take some more time at this beautiful location and have a short walk on the path between mossy lava fields that connects Arnarstapi and Hellnar.

From here we will be beginning to notice the majestic silhouette of the Snæfellsjökull glacier-volcano that gained worldwide fame when Jules Verne described it in his book 'Journey to the Center of the Earth.'

Our next stops will be at the beautiful black beaches in Djúpalónssandur, situated at the foot of Snæfellsjökull, and the fabulous Lóndrangar sea cliffs, from where we will be able to take an even closer look at this magical volcano.

Snæfellsnes is also abundant in volcanic craters. On this trip, we will visit Saxhóll, which is approximately 100 meters high, and a perfect spot for everybody who likes short hikes. From here you will also have a fantastic view of the ocean. 

Next up is one of the top attractions of this tour and the most photographed mountain in Iceland: Kirkjufell. Though already renowned as a beautifully unique part of the Icelandic landscape, this mountain achieved even greater fame in 2017 after being featured in the last season of the Game of Thrones HBO TV Series. 

Make sure you also walk to Kirkjufellsfoss to take the iconic photograph of the waterfall with the church mountain in the background.

If we are lucky enough with the forecast, we will try to hunt for the northern lights on the way back to Reykjavík (September - April only).

Don't delay—hop on this fantastic excursion and experience all that the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula has to offer!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Snæfellsjökull, Hellnar, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Búðir, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Saxhóll, Ytri Tunga Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. 

  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea) and chocolates

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothing and shoes

  • Rain jacket

  • Camera

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