Snæfellsnes Minibus Expedition

The Gatklettur stone arch is one of the most iconic natural features on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Snæfellsjökull glacier is the crown jewel of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Iceland's countless volcanic eruptions have left behind some otherworldly lunar landscapes.
All though it might look haunted, the black church Búðarkirkja is actually teeming with life and social events and is particularly popular for wedding ceremonies.
Arnarstapi is a must-visit attraction on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Snæfellsnes is sometimes referred to as 'Iceland in miniature' because of the great variety of geological features that is found there.
Based on 65 traveller reviews

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer.

You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone shaped Kirkjufell mountain. 

You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen.

In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. If you're a fan of 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' you'll be delighted since some of the scenes from the movie are filmed in that exact location!

You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before reaching the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.

You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free wi-fi onboard the minibus, Icelandic music and snacks will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Saxhóll
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

  • Icelandic Pancakes

  • Wifi and Icelandic Music on the Mini-Bus

  • Small and friendly Experience

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Joy and Happiness

Good to know:

You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like



We chose this company based on a really great tour with them earlier in the week and we had another great trip. We had heard there was a lot of driving on this tour but the drive time between stops while actually out on the snaefellsnes peninsula is actually quite short. SO many great stops and opportunities to explore, and the guide, who was previously a commercial fisherman, had lots of good information about the area and the sites we were seeing. He did not make corny jokes and fill the day with useless trivia, instead he gave brief and useful information in a very genuine and engaging way. We enjoyed this part of our trip so much we are already planning on returning and spending time hiking in the area. The pick up at bus stop number 8 was simple and on time, the charging and wifi on the bus were awesome too. We were comfortable all day and felt the guide prioritized safety in the January weather.

I just wanted to write to say how impressed i was with The Snaefellsnes peninsula tour I had a wonderful trip everything you organised for us worked 100% and the Tour Guide :Julian is Friendly, funny full of knowledge and helpful too ;) Big thank you for the fantastic service Attila

Absolutely incredible! Troll Expeditions were a great company .. small tours of 12 people in minibus

I highly recommend this tour and troll expeditions. Mathias was very funny and included stops if we wanted to. The landscape is amazing, even in cloudy weather. The pickup was a tiny bit late.

My friend and I planned this tour for the last day of our trip. Maggie was our tour guide; she was friendly, fun, knowledgeable and overall great company! It was a pleasure to have spent the day with her on the tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The tour itinerary was great - a full day of sights but not too strenuous. Highly recommend - well worth it!

It started the wrong way with us waiting an hour before finally getting on the bus. But beautiful weather, landscape and great photographer/guide Mathias(hope the name is right) made it right again. The stops are all interesting and offer a variety of views. Highly recommend it.

We truly loved everything about this tour. It was spectacular. Every place we visited was beautiful. Maggie, our tour guide, was special. She had great information, great stories and was very engaging.

4 September 2017 It isn't my custom to sign on for tours and it certainly isn't my habit to post reviews. (I believe this is the only time I have ever done so.) I stopped over in Reykjavik on my way to England last week. I knew that I could scarcely expect to truly get to know Iceland in that time, but felt I needed to get out of the city for at least one excursion. After looking through a number of tour descriptions, I choose to go with Troll out to Snaefellsnes. I choose well. There were four others on the tour and throughout it felt like a very personal experience. Our guide and driver (who, by the way, was an excellent driver) did not talk at us or fill the time with pointless commentary. He told us enough to give a context for where we'd be going. The landscape spoke for itself. When a question came to mind, about what was around me or about life in Iceland, I simply asked and was given a knowledgeable reply. It was conversational, which ever since Socrates has been the very best way to learn. The route itself was well thought out and the choice of stopping points was rewarding and varied. Waterfalls, lava fields, beaches, a few places to climb, nothing too rugged but adventurous enough for a full day's outing. Clearly I would recommend this tour to others, and based on my one experience, would also recommend Troll for other excursions as well. Richard Bachmann

This tour far exceeded expectations. Our tour guide (Aya) was very knowledgeable and fun. She took us to some great local and lesser well known spots in Snaefellsnes as well as the key spots. She even stopped to get our group some Icelandic ice cream! Aya also gave us the option on where to stop and if we'd rather eat a quick lunch and do more sightseeing or if we'd rather sit down for a more formal lunch at a local spot. Her flexibility was greatly appreciated! She was also very knowledgeable about all of Iceland and taught me more about Reykjavik than the Reykjavik tours I took. Snaefellsnes is a must-see and great day trip from Reykjavik! Beautiful sights and Tröll Expeditions is the best way to see it! I would highly recommend this tour with Aya especially!

We loved this tour! Snæfellsnes is absolutely beautiful and a must to explore! Having done other tours we were worried that this day would be repetitive but it ended up being our favorite of the whole trip! Besides the stunning views, we were offered a glimpse into life at some of the small fishing villages of Iceland, which was extremely fascinating. Our guide, Davíð I. (David), was incredible! He was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant and even took us to a wonderful local spot for lunch. Thank you again for a lovely day! Can't recommend enough!

Snaefellsnes is something that is worth exploring, we opted to have a guide because the driving is long and we wanted to learn about Iceland and the nature from a local person. Our guide is actually raised in a farm on snæfesllnes and had all these inside stories about local farmers and companies that made this trip extra special. I will recommend to my friends and family to go with David

I was going to stay in Reykjavik for my last day in Iceland but was convinced to take this tour with Troll. After traveling in south the first few days this was a different experience. If you have been to the south then this tour is a fun to see different nature. David was a great guide

I loved this tour, the snæfellsnes is my favorite place in iceland, oddur was a great guide

This country keeps giving me surprises! This was my favorite trip in Iceland. This peninsula is one of the most stunning things I have ever seen. Thank you for the work you do Trolls!

The party bus as our guide called it, took us to this beautiful peninsula. The nature there was spectacular and my favorite was the big stoneman in Arnarstap. Our guide was the funniest guy I have ever met and also so friendly. I highly recommend this trip because at the peninsula they have everything, waterfalls, mountains, ocean, beaches and a glacier! What more do you need? THANK YOU!

The pick up was on time and my group was great. Our guide was so funny and he knew everything. The landscape on the peninsula is very different from anything I have ever seen. This was a wonderful trip! 10/10 stars!

I booked this trip on the last minuet and I was not disappointed. This trip was the best idea ever! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had some extra stops that were really beautiful! If you have a chance you should definitely take this trip!

Snæfellsnes was a great tour, the last tour of our trip to Iceland. The weather was nice and I really liked the small group. David was a great guide

The peninsula has it all! Me and my husband got picked up early from Reykjavik and then we drove with few others and our amazing guide. We loved this tour and especially the mountain, Kirkjafel. This trip was the best thing we did in Iceland! Thank you Troll

A great minibus tour with nice people. Bjorgvin was a great guide. I will recommend this tour.

The peninsula is a great place to go. The weather wasn't perfect but the tour was really nice. Bjorgvin was our guide and had a lot of stories about Iceland. He is very knowledgeable about Snæfellsnes and was a great guide.

My favorite place is Kirkjufell which is really beautiful. Fun tour with David who is a really fun guy.

The Snæfellsnes day tour was the first of three tours we made with Troll Expeditions. I'm sure we made the right choice to pick Troll since all the tours were great. Snæfellsnes is a wonderful place with some wonderful places to stop at. We were lucky that the weather was nice and we got some great pictures. The small group allowed us to make some extra stops and have enough time at each location.

A great day tour with the great guide Dagur. The weather wasn't great but the nature and the guide made it worth a while. A fun tour that covers all the best spots with Kirkjufell being my personal favorite.

The small group experience was perfect for this tour. We got a local Eyrun as our guide, she is from Snæfellsnes and knew all the best stops and secret places. This was a great day and I would recommend this tour to all my friends.

Snæfellsnes is the hidden diamond of Iceland. This tour was recommend to us after we went on other tours with Troll and since both the Golden Circle and 2 day South Coast tour with Troll was a big success we decided to go with Troll on another tour. We were lucky that we got the same guide again, David was fantastic since it's close to his home. It was really fun to go around Iceland with a local. I loved Snæfellsnes

We went on a few day tours, all with Troll Expedition. The first was Snæfellnes which was great. Our guide Dagur was really nice. He took us to all the best places at the mysterious Snæfellsnes peninsula. This was we had high hopes for this tour and it exceeded our expectations. I really liked the small groups since I normally don't like the planed tours. But this one was done really well and we got to know some of the other travelers that then went with us to the other tours.

After doing other tours with Troll Expeditions, this was unfortunately our last one as our flight was the day after, we were very lucky as we got the last 2 seats on this tour! As with our other two tours this one was amazing, this was the third guide we had and they were all so amazing, they always made sure we were getting as much as possible out of our trips, doing extra stops and keeping us entertained the whole time! The Snaefellsnes peninsula is breathtaking, we did plan to come to this area on our trip so we did not know much about it before, but this is a must visit place!! The small fishing villages, beautiful mountains and beaches make this tour absolutely amazing!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Troll Expeditions, we will see you again in winter for northern lights tours!!!

We did total 3 tours with this provider, even if the weather was windy and it rained a fair bit we had a great time hearing stories about Iceland and being informed about different landscapes and myths on Snæfellsnes.

The Snaefellsnes peninsula is something you have to see! The peninsula has it all, black sand beaches, red sand beaches, mountains, glacier, waterfalls and a lot of small and friendly towns. Our guide was fantastic! Thank you Trolls!

I basically went on this trip to see Kirkjufell mountain, which was amazing and made my day! But everything else was brilliant. Turns out my favorite part of the tour was Arnarstapi. Our guide was very entertaining and gave interesting facts about Norse Mythology, trolls and elves throughout the ride, which is very big in Iceland. She also told us the history of each place we visited. I definitely recommend this tour!

Turns out I was lucky enough to have the same guide for the Golden Circle and the Snæfellsnes day tour. Kristján, he is the perfect mix of knowledge and energy. And believe me you need energy to fully take inn all these majestic places. We made several stops at very photogenic places. My favorites were Ytri Tunga where we could walk as close as 3 meters away from seals lying on the sandy beach. Overall this tour showed me how beautiful Iceland is and I would say it´´s a must for every visitor. Attn: Bring a camera to document the different landscaped and amazing moments that you experience.

Kirkjufell is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen! And I have travelled the world around. Everything was perfect, we had an amazing guide, weather was good and we got to see everything in good time. Highly recommended!

Easy laid back stressless tour of the peninsula with a fun entertaining guide that has good knowledge about the area and played some funky Icelandic music on the way. The weather was not all to good but Hey this is iceland! and the view is magnificent and the colours and scenery great. One of the better tours we did with Troll tours on our stay. We will definitely be back and can highly recommend them.

Great experiance! We had such a nice time in the tour. Snaefellsnes is clearly one of the great places we've ever been to. The tour was well organized, with great mix of professional guiding and friendly fun. Our guide SIgga is clearly the best guide I've ever had.

We were so lucky to visit the Peninsula, this area is very remote and the landscapes is just unbelievable beautiful. Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions and I highly recommend it for everyone wanting a off the beaten path experience.

nice tour with a great guide for a fair price! definitely recommended.

I was disappointed about the tour. The trip last a little less than 10 hours and our guide took us to 5 stops, gave a brief introduction and we were allowed to stay 20 to 30 minutes at each. If we were late for a few minutes he gave a long face. And we didn't stop at the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur which was stated as one of the highlights. But we did have two extra stops - Saxholl crater and a golden sand beach, so may be I shouldn't complain?

The nature in this area is nice but not as spectacular as in the south or north of Iceland. What really isn‘t good about this tour: in the first four hours we did 45 minutes of shopping/coffee/bathroom breaks and only 5 minutes of sightseeing. The driver/tour guide then made at least two more stops at gas stations that one guest (out of 12) could buy beer for the evening. Of course we were running late then and had to skip a scheduled sightseeing stop. Would have loved to give a better review because the area would be worth at least four stars!

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