12-Hour Minivan Private Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
English, French
All year
Minimum age


Immerse yourself in the diverse natural attractions of Iceland by taking a private tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Groups and individuals who want to explore mountains, beaches, and wildlife in one day should secure their tour spots now.

Your private tour in West Iceland begins with an early morning pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik. Then, for the next 12 hours, you will see different breathtaking sceneries in the comforts of a private vehicle driven by your friendly guide. Your guide will also ensure you learn more about these attractions as you explore them.

Before arriving at your destination, you will have a quick coffee break to help perk you up for a day of fun sightseeing in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often referred to as “Iceland in miniature.”

Your first major stop will be the spectacular Mount Kirkjufell, one of Iceland’s most recognizable and famous mountains. With its distinctive peak at 1,519 feet (463 meters) and proximity to a beautiful waterfall, Kirkjufell mountain is a sight to behold. You may also recognize it as the Arrowhead mountain in the TV show Game of Thrones.

Next to see is the stunning black sand beach of Djupalonssandur. You will find its arched-shaped beach of black sands, surrounded by dark cliffs and huge stones, the perfect subject for panoramic images. The area is also deep in local folklore, which you can ask your guide about if you’re curious.

Just a few miles from the beach is the charming Arnarstapi village. The forces of Iceland’s wild nature have altered the village’s shoreline, creating a beautiful cliff where you may also see arctic terns and other seabirds during the summer months.

After visiting these three Snaefellsnes highlights, your private guide will introduce you to several other lovely places around the Snaefellsjokull National Park.

Snaefellsjokull is a glacier-capped volcano that has been around for over 700,000 years. Even from miles away, you can see its snow-capped peaks rising at 4,744 feet (1,446 meters) high.

Not far from here is the Budir black church, one of the most photographed churches in Iceland. The church’s black color easily stands out against its surrounding grasslands, coastline, and mountains.

Towards the end of your excursion, you may have more stops at other tourist spots like Ytri Tunga beach and Gerduberg cliffs. As this is a private tour, you may customize the itinerary according to what you want to see.

Ytri Tunga beach is a rare and captivating treat in Iceland because of its golden sand. The area is an excellent spot for seal watching because it is a hotspot for harbor and grey seals which are always curious for spectators. 

Depending on time and your preferences, your guide may arrange other stops along the way suited to your interests.

See the famous Kirkjufell mountain and more scenic spots in the land of fire and ice by booking this 12-hour private tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private vehicle transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Parking fees
Private tour experience (maximum of six participants)
French-speaking guide



What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Good walking shoes

Good to know

- The maximum number of tour participants is six.

- The itinerary may change depending on weather and road conditions during your tour.

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