Snaefellsnes Peninsula & Cave Exploration

Snaefellsnes Peninsula & 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 the entirety of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Snæfellsjökull is a famous glacier and volcano located at the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Explore the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula, famous for appearing in the classic novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and have your own underground adventure with this exciting day tour. 

Snæfellsnes peninsula is a stunning area in western Iceland. It is known for its diverse natural attractions and today; you'll get to explore it in-depth. 

From Reykjavík, you'll be picked up and taken through the farmlands of West Iceland to the peninsula. The first stop is the beach Ytri-Tunga which is unlike other Icelandic beaches as the sand is not jet-black but white or yellow. The view over Faxaflói Bay is nothing short of spectacular at the beach, and if you are lucky, you might spot a few seals lounging on the sand.

As you travel, the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano will start to appear. This majestic feature will be visible for most of your journey, and it is believed that it is the source of great mystical energy. Perhaps you'll feel a surge of power rush through your veins as you come nearer?

Next stop is the tiny town of Arnarstapi. This hamlet is rich in history and folklore which your guide will tell you all about as you explore the surrounding cliffs and unusual rock formations that have been carved by the roaring Atlantic Ocean. 

After a quick lunch stop in the nearby village of Hellnar, it is time to follow in the footsteps of the characters in the famous Jules Verne novel and take a journey underground. You might not get to the centre, but at Vatnshellir Cave, you'll explore a fascinating lava tube which was created by a volcanic eruption some 8,000 years ago.

From the cave, you'll be driven to Djúpalónssandur, a black pebble beach considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the country. To get to the beach, you'll have to follow a path through natural, maze-like lava rock structures that will surely remind you of something out of a fairytale.

A photo stop at the nearby Kirkjufell mountain is a must for those visiting the peninsula. The mountain and nearby waterfall are absolutely stunning, and you are sure to capture some amazing photos of this beautiful scenery. In recent years, the location has gained some international fame as it was featured in the popular television show, Game of Thrones.   You'll follow the northern coastline of Snæfellsnes Peninsula on your way back to Reykjavík, passing charming fishing towns, small waterfalls and vast lava fields. 

Visit the wonderful Snæfellsnes Peninsula and explore an ancient cave on this fun-filled tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - 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:

The minimum age for visits to Vatnshellir cave is 5 years.

The provider 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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