Snæfellsnes day tour

Join us on a full-day tour around the Snæfellsnes-peninsula. The peninsula's exceptional geological beauty is one of the contrasts with pure untouched territories flanked by fishing villages and small towns. You will experience the unique landscape of Snæfellsnes National Reserve with its delicate moss-covered lava fields, rock pinnacles, black sand beaches, caves, craters and sea cliffs full of birds.

At the Snæfellsnes National Park, you experience untouched nature, a pure wilderness just hours away from the city. The glacier is at its centre and looms large in both a literal and a cultural sense. The area is rich with history that is closely related to the landscape. The lava fields are full of caves and some are open to the public.

See Iceland's most symbolic gem, Snæfellsjökull glacier. It is the only Icelandic glacier that is not situated in the highlands and therefore very easy to visit and explore. The legendary glacier is said to have mystical powers and is considered one of the seven main energy centres of earth. It is also the setting of Jules Verne's famous novel „Journey to the Center of the Earth."

At Hellissandur, which literally means cave sands, you find cave-ridden lava giving way to flatland that runs clear into the ocean. There, black beaches meet the Atlantic in an endless tug of war. The black beaches of Hellissandur fishing village are a refreshing place to visit. There you feel the ocean winds and find the largest nesting area for the arctic tern in Iceland. The birds live happily close to one of the tallest structures in Western Europe, the Gufuskálar longwave radio mast measuring 412 m or 1,351.71 ft.

Ólafsvík has a thriving fishing harbour and Grundarfjöður on the north side of the peninsula sits across from most unique mountains in Iceland, Kirkjufell or Church mountain. It rises straight from the ocean and watches majestically over the village with a stoic, powerful presence that has inspired artists and photographers from around the world.

We end our tour in the lovely town of Stykkishólmur that sits in the Breiðafjörður Bay with its "uncountable" islands before returning to Reykjavík.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Stykkishólmur, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Djúpalónssandur
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00

Departure location:
From Hamraborg bus station Kopavogur 8:30 am. From BSI bus terminal, city center 9:00 am
  • Wi-fi on the bus

  • Food, snacks and drinks

What to bring:
  • Suitable outdoor clothes (warm, water and windproof) and good hiking boots/shoes. Bring snacks and refreshments.

Good to know:

This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

We will be back in Reykjavík between 20:00 and 21:00

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