Snaefellsnes National Park Tour in a Small Group

Snaefellsnes National Park Tour in a Small Group
Gatklettur, near Hellnar, is a strange rock stack with a hole in the middle, and a home to many birds.
Snæfellsjökull glacier seen from the inner peninsula, on a sunny day.
The great coasts of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula sport remarkable rock formations.
Hellnar village in the shadow of the great peaks surrounding the glacier.
Ytri Tunga is a very popular seal-watching beach.
Gerðuberg hexagonal basalt columns are a geological wonder.
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Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this small-group day tour. This is a perfect option for those who love sightseeing but would rather avoid the massive tourist buses. 

You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a minibus, which has an absolute maximum capacity of twenty, including a friendly, experienced guide. Following that, you will head north out of the capital.

Before reaching the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you will stop for refreshments in the charming, historic town of Borgarnes. 

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called ‘Miniature Iceland’ as basically every type of natural feature that makes the country famous can be found here, including waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs.

The first feature you will admire is the cliff of Gerðuberg. Here, you will find rows upon rows of hexagonal basalt columns, shaped so perfectly that they barely seem natural. These are a perfect introduction to the fascinating examples of geology located across the peninsula.

You will see another geological wonder a little further down, in the form of the basalt plugs. Located by the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, this dramatic coastal formation is an excellent place for a short walk, as well as one of the best bird-watching spots on the peninsula.

Just after this, you will enter Snæfellsjökull National Park. As the name suggests, this is the home of the mighty glacier Snæfellsjökull. Surrounded by lava fields, and snow-capped throughout the year, it is a marvellous site and brilliant subject for photography.

The peninsula's only mountain that compares to Snæfellsjökull's striking beauty is Kirkjufell, on the northern shore. This standalone peak has a charming adjacent waterfall and is surrounded by wonderful seascapes.

These are but a few of the awe-inspiring sites you will see on this day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Book now to ensure that you do not miss them. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Dec.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Breiðafjörður, Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Hvalfjörður, Hellnar, Borgarnes, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Djúpalónssandur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

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.

  • Pick-up & drop-off at hotels or designated bus stops in Reykjavik downtown.

  • Travelling in small group

  • Experienced Driver Guide

  • Food & Drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Weather can be unpredictable, even in summer, so please check the forecast and dress appropriately before departure.

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This day trip is beautifully varied with a little bit of culture, geology, seals, beautiful coastline and a very scenic waterfall/mountain area. Gummi was not just a driver, but a good tour guide with lots of interesting stories along the way and getting out with us at each stop to show and explain. The mini bus is comfortable and warm and our small group of 6 was perfect for a nice personalised day. You could not get this sort of experience from a big tour bus and there was places we stopped that the big buses simply could not have accessed.
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Bjorn was the perfect guide for this trip. Very knowledgeable and very funny! We gained interesting insights into the scenery around us and the culture surrounding the buildings and towns along the way. All-in-all, Bjorn was the best tour guide I’ve had in any country for anything.
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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has something for everyone; an amazing variation of geography and geology. Our guide did a super job in moving our small group though this long day tour. A small group tour is the way to go! I would not hesitate to use this company again.
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It was my fourth time in Iceland and I decided to come back during winter time, for NYE 2018. I didn't want to drive on icy roads so this tour was perfect to discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. I was in a small group (less than 20 people) in a mini bus, very clean and confortable with Gummi, our nice guide. He gave us so many stories from Icelandic sagas and he drove us in some beautiful places. We had such a good weather, so we could have a very nice walk in the national park seeing basalt cliffs and beautiful sunset. That was a great day; I really enjoyed it and I recommand this tour!
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I did this tour in March 2017. This day was my highlight of 9 days in Iceland. The area is spectacularly beautiful, more so than the already impressive south and east, I believe. The weather was wonderful and our guide (I believe Bjorn) a delightful person with lots of knowledge and humor to share. Very recommended.
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Great touring outfit! Picked up in a very clean and modern wifi equipped minibus, our guide Bjorn was a star, knowledgable and entertaining, with plenty of humour in his storytelling. Plus, he could lift the 50kg lifting stone without effort, so he's obviously well qualified. The weather was not kind to us, but we made the most of it, and each stop was great and worthwhile, with plenty of backstory given to each, so we could fully immerse ourselves in the experience. The walk along the coast lined with basalt cliffs was especially great, despite the rain and wind. Waterproofs are a must to enjoy yourself in these conditions, as is a fantastic guide and small group. Full marks.
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We made a mistake with the booking and they graciously took cafe of us right away. Our guide/driver David was informative and friendly. We had extra time left so we were able to stop at an extra viewpoint. The wifi on the van made it easy to keep track of our progress via Google maps. Overall we would highly recommend this tour and any others David it's guiding for.
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