Snaefellsnes Day Tour ​| Kirkjufell, Djupalon and Hellnar

Snaefellsnes Day Tour ​| Kirkjufell, Djupalon and Hellnar
Búðarkirkja is a black church that has long been iconic for the magical spirit of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
The Arctic Lupin is a plant that is commonly seen across Iceland, bestowing the country's landscapes with a purple hue that is simply magical under the midnight sun.
Iceland is a land of contrasts, where a tranquil atmosphere goes hand in hand with extreme landscapes, and vice versa.
Arnarstapi is a dramatic line of coast on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
On the Snaefellsnes Day Tour ​you will see numerous dramatic and otherworldly rock formations.
The Lónadrangar rock pillars are iconic for the dramatic nature of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Join this tour of one of Iceland's best-loved nature parks, the famous Snæfellsnes peninsula, where the unspoilt nature and diverse, beautiful landscape have inspired both folk stories and classic literature. 

You’ll start your adventure early in the morning, where you will be picked up and driven out of the city heading west. On your way, you’ll pass the historic town of Borgarnes and the small fishing village of Grundarfjörður located between a gorgeous mountain range and the sea. 

Looming over the town and the sea is the mountain Kirkjufell, a statuesque and impressive mountain that some say resembles a church. You will make a stop there and get acquainted with the land before continuing with your journey. 

Further west is the gem of the peninsula; the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Legends of this glacier’s mystical powers have been around for centuries, and the French writer Jules Verne made this glacier the gateway to the centre of the earth, in one of the first science fiction fantasies ever written.

In the shadow of the white crown of the glacier lies the black beach of Djúpalónssandur, which will be your next stop. Once it was a fishing village in full swing, servicing up to 60 boats each season. The place is now abandoned, and you can find occasional boats left on the beach for the wind and nature to slowly erode. 

Djúpalónssandur is the home of the 'Measuring Stones'. The stones were used to see if a person would be able to work on an Icelandic fishing boat. The stones are care called Amlóði ("Useless"), Hálfdrættingur ("Weakling"), Hálfsterkur ("Half-strength") and Fullsterkur ("Full-Strength"), with the heaviest stone weighing 154 kilos. To qualify as a fisherman, you must be able to lift the Hálfdrættingur up to your waist. Would you qualify?

As your journey continues, you will visit the hamlets of Hellnar and Arnarstapi, where amazing rock formations and beautiful little fisherman coves will greet you. You’ll see the castle-like rocks of Lóndrangar, a volcanic structure of basalt, that have been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion. 

Then it is time to drive back to Reykjavík, this time following the south side of the peninsula through Borgarfjörður Valley to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Don't miss a chance to see nature at it's best in one of Iceland's most celebrated nature parks. Come to the mountains and beaches of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Borgarfjörður, Hellnar, Borgarnes, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Grundarfjörður, Djúpalónssandur
Pickup information:

    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.

    • Free WiFi

    • Free pick-up

    • English speaking guide

    What to bring:
    • Dress according to weather

    • Bring camera

    Good to know:

    Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.

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