Bus Tour to Snaefellsnes National Park

Bus Tour to Snaefellsnes National Park
Icelandic horses have five gaits, more than any other breed around the world.
A path leading to Buðir Church; behind it, you can see Snæfellsjökull.
There is an air of abandonment in may locations on Snæfellsnes, as it is no longer the fishing hub it was a few centuries ago.
In summer, the contrasts between the greenery and dramatic landscapes make for some beautiful photographs.
Kirkjufell silhouetted against a dimming yet colourful sky.
In still weather, may of the features of Snæfellsnes will reflect beautifully in the omnipresent waters.
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Come to see the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula over a day by booking this bus tour. This stretch has the nickname ‘Iceland in Miniature’, due to the wealth of different sites and landscapes found along it.

You’ll be picked up in the morning from Reykjavík, and immediately set off north, through the stunning landscapes of the west. After a stop for refreshments in the historic, picturesque town of Borgarnes, you will move on to your first destination, the basalt cliff of Gerðuberg, which is lined with bizarre, perfectly uniform hexagonal columns. This is the perfect introduction to the geological beauty of Snæfellsnes.

After this, you will travel along the Peninsula’s southern coastline, seeing stunning beaches and dramatic rock formations. These culminate at the Lóndrangar basalt plugs, two towering pinnacles so great that from a distance, they resemble a fortress.

The birdlife here - and across the rest of the Peninsula - is extraordinary. Those with a fascination with wildlife should also keep a keep eye on the shores and seas in hope of seeing seals. It is also not unheard of to see orcas off the coast of Snæfellsnes.

You’ll then see the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, before moving into the Snæfellsjökull National Park. This area is named after the Peninsula’s crowning subglacial volcano, the stunning Snæfellsjökull. The twin peaks of this beautiful feature became famous in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.

You’ll return back to Reykjavík via the northern side of Snæfellsnes. The most dominant and spectacular feature here is Mount Kirkjufell, a standalone peak that towers over the waves of the Atlantic, but the whole area is beautiful, with fascinating coastal views and geological formations.

Don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous part of Iceland, to witness mountains, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, beaches and much more. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German
  • Attractions: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Borgarnes, Arnarstapi, Hólar in Hjaltadalur, Ólafsvík, Djúpalónssandur, Ytri Tunga Beach
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 Tour

  • Transportation

  • Pick up is available up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Meals and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Camera

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Guide was amazing, efficient and full of information. Stops were for decent amount of time. Saw so much.
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Although it was windy at some spots and we couldn't get to the seals area on the beach, it was another sunny magical day in Iceland. I am so glad that Reykjavik Excursions operated this trip as some others canceled it due to the weather conditions. The driver Sikki was excellent & safe. The guide Hoddi made up the day bringing the vulcano, the beach, fjords, waterfalls and the rest of the breathtaking landscape into life with his detailed commentary and lovely stories. I am leaving Iceland happy, seeing everything planned for this time.:)
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It is unexpectedly amazing. During our planning for Iceland trip, many recommendation are focus on golden circle, ice cave and blue lagoon, we never expect the nature views and landscapes are that impressive!
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Great tour guide ! We were a few only, really nice not to be in a big bus all day. We went to great location, and had interesting information from our tour guide. Would definitely recommend and come back again !
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Excellent and highly recommended. First you're on a bus with a few stops to see some nice waterfalls and scenery. Then you get into an repurposed military missle launching vehichle that is used to drive up the glacier. The views are amazing. Once at the top, you are guided through the longest ice tunnel in the world. The tunnel is a man made labyrinth built inside the glacier. It's fascinating. Our glacier guide, Kevin did a great job of explaining and informing the group of every detail the tunnel had to offer, and managed to keep the attention of the group, using humor and wit. Our othe tour guide "Hershey" although a little hard to understand his English due to his accent, was very knowledgeable and overall very friendly. It's a long trip but if you come to Iceland, do this tour.
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The tour was nice, the guide was friendly and informative. Our bus was not even half way full which was nice. The locations were beautiful. We did a 3-Day tour prior to this that was full of amazing activities like the ice cave, Glacier hiking, Diamond Beach, etc. so I think after seeing those locations these locations weren't quite as awe-inspiring. However, if we would have gone here first I probably would have loved it. All in all the tour itself was nice and no matter where you go this country is beautiful!
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Awesome trip! Enjoyed the gorgeous nature, vulcano's, mountains and snow. Gus our guide knew a lot about the history and told us nice facts about the island. I would recommend this trip for sure!
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It is rainy in the whole day. meanwhile i saw the typical Iceland and tasted the credible fish soup.
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Our tour guide, Dylan (Dillon?), was excellent. The tour however was not quite as good. Apparently these trips are cancelled when the winds are too great. This tour should have been cancelled. We could not really see many of the sights because of the high winds and sleet.
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Their service was totally poor. Their staff was impolite and incompetent. I should not recommend any travelers to waste your money and time to apply any tours from Guide to Iceland.
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