Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Cave Exploration

Mount Kirkjufell, perfectly reflected in still water.
The carpark beside Vatnshellir cave on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
A staircase conveniently leads into Vatnshellir cave.
Snæfellsnes is known for its unusual and beautiful coastal formations.
Strange geology can be found across Snæfellsnes.
Snæfellsjökull is a famous glacier and volcano located at the tip of Snæfellsnes.

Snæfellsnes peninsula is a beautiful area located on the west side of Iceland which offers many recreational activities.

The first sight will be a visit to Ytri-Tunga. At Ytri Tunga you will see shellsand beach with its yellow/white color. Most beaches in Iceland have black sand like Djúpalónssandur which is to be seen later on in this tour. The beach is also known for the number of Seals often seen there.

Next stop is Arnarstapi where we will check out the beautiful formation of the cliffs on the ocean front. Nearby is the statue of Bárður Snæfellsás with its interesting history which your guide will tell you all about.

It's time for lunch after exploring Arnarstapi. The lunch stop will be at a local restaurant in a place called Hellnar.

After the lunch stop it's time to go underground as we head to Vatnshellir Cave for a fascinating cave exploration. You haven't seen Snæfellsnes until you have seen it from down below.

From the cave we drive to Djúpalónssandur which many locals consider the most beautiful beach in Iceland. It is well known for the black beach pebbles scattered all over the sand.

A photo stop nearby the famous Kirkjufell mountain is next on the itinerary. There are few places in Iceland who have more pictures to be found on the internet.

The north side of Snæfellsnes peninsula with it's fishing towns, small waterfalls and lavafields is something you will remember after driving along the coastline towards Vatnaleið which is the name of the pass where the road lies from the north side over to the south side of Snæfellsnes.

Snæfellsjökull glacier, a dormant volcano which attracts thousands of people each year can be seen from most parts of the peninsula.

Snæfellsnes peninsula is simply a part of Iceland that shouldn't be missed once you are in Iceland.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 3 years.
  • Languages: English, German
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Cave, Djúpalónssandur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30

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.
  • Guided Bus tour

  • Cave tour of Vatnshellir

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Comfortable shoes

Good to know:

Minimum age for visits to Vatnshellir cave is 5 years.

Gray Line reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather and/or road conditions.

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Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

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We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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