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Private Tour of the Spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Kirkjufellsfoss falls before Kirkjufell.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
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All year
Minimum age
None

Take a private tour around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula to marvel over its diverse features and landscapes without worrying about other guests! Those looking to experience Iceland’s nature and culture in an intimate setting will find no better choice than this excursion.

You and your private group of up to eight will start your unforgettable day when you are picked up in a comfortable vehicle from Reykjavik and escorted northwards towards Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This journey will provide you with some beautiful views of the coast, countryside, and mountains, and take you through some charming towns and villages. 

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has earned its nickname of ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to the abundance and diversity of its sites, and this will be apparent as soon as you begin to navigate its northern shore. You’ll start by exploring a haunting lava field with a dark history named Berserkjarhraun, before reaching the dramatic, standalone mountain of Kirkjufell and its charming adjacent waterfall, after which you’ll ascend the 3,000-year-old Saxholl Crater. 

Each of these sites is spectacular, unique, and provides some fantastic opportunities for photographers.

The one constant will be the views over the beautiful Breidafjordur Bay with its countless islands, and the looming and ever-growing presence of the Snaefellsjokull subglacial volcano on the peninsula’s tip.

This magnificent feature is within a national park of the same name, which you will thoroughly explore next. The main attractions you’ll focus on here are Djupalonssandur beach and the village of Arnarstapi. The former is a black pebble stretch of coastline best known for its four lifting stones, historically used by fishermen to test their strength for the seas. The latter is a beautiful settlement with some stunning geology and charming buildings.

After exploring these sites, you’ll begin your journey along the southern shore of the peninsula. You’ll pass some striking features such as the Londrangar basalt sea stacks and the Raudfeldsja cliffside gorge, before stopping at the abandoned hamlet of Budir. This charming place is best renowned for its unique black church and its magnificent surroundings, particularly when viewed with Snaefellsjokull in the background.

Finally, you will arrive at your final attraction, Ytri Tunga Beach. Unlike most other beaches in Iceland, the sands here are golden rather than black, but the greatest appeal of the area is the resident seal colony. Throughout the year, dozens can be found splashing in the waters and relaxing on the outcrops of rock just off the coast.

With all of these sites explored in-depth, you’ll make your way back to Reykjavik to enjoy the evening reminiscing over a fantastic day. 

Enjoy the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a private tour by booking this unforgettable excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
Knowledgable English speaking Driver-Guide 

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothes
Camera

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