Exciting 11-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age


Spend the day in one of the most breathtaking parts of Iceland in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this private tour from Reykjavik. The excursion is perfect for those staying in the capital city and wanting to explore West Iceland’s natural beauty in just one day at their own pace.

The 11-hour adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik or your preferred location within Iceland’s capital. Your private tour guide will be waiting for you here and will take you off to the scenic Snaefellsnes Peninsula onboard a vehicle with free Wi-Fi.

Your sightseeing tour will first bring you to the Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits on top of a volcano of the same name, 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The volcano is active, and you may recognize it from the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. 

One of Iceland’s most popular and beautiful attractions, this glacier-capped volcano towers at 4774 feet (1446 meters) in the Snaefellsjokull National Park. 

Next, you’ll head to another picturesque mountain called Mount Kirkjufell, one of the world’s most photogenic and famous mountains. As soon as you approach the area, you will marvel at its distinctly shaped peak. You might also recognize it as Arrowhead Mountain from the HBO show, Game of Thrones. 

Apart from its impressive mountains, Snaefellsnes Peninsula is famous for its diverse attractions, including waterfalls, lava fields, and charming beaches. These landscapes are why the peninsula is sometimes called “Iceland in Miniature.”

The tour will bring you to two fascinating beaches where you can walk on black sands and see the wildlife of Iceland. Ytri Tunga beach features stunning golden sands and rocky terrain where you can easily spot a colony of seals. The seals of Snaefellsnes are always curious for tourists and photographers.

Meanwhile, Djupalonssandur, also called the Black Lava Pearl Beach, has black sands and dark cliffs stretching towards the sea. The black sands contrasting with the blue sea are one of the most exciting things to see on tour. While in the area, you may ask your tour guide about the folklore of the four lifting stones of this beach.

Along Djupalonssandur is the Arnarstapi fishing village, a small and picturesque village with beautiful coasts. Nearby, you will also see the Budir black church surrounded by a lava field in an abandoned village. 

On this short but unforgettable journey, you’ll see more tourist spots like Leynifoss and Sheep’s waterfalls, the Vatnaleid mountain pass, and Gerduberg cliffs. Gerduberg cliffs are unique rows of symmetrical hexagonal columns created by volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.

After the end of what can be one of your favorite days in Iceland, your tour guide will take you back to the same place you started in the Reykjavik area.

See the famous Kirkjufell mountain, seals on a beach, lunar-like landscapes, and more breathtaking sceneries of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with the convenience and better pace of a private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Free Wi-Fi onboard
English-speaking guide
Private tour experience (maximum of 18)



What to bring

Winter clothes with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Good hiking shoes

Good to know

- This is a private tour with up to 18 participants.

- Tour vehicle (Jeep, minibus, or van) depends on booking and the number of participants.

-Order of the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and your request.

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