Private 12-Hour Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour with Glacier Visit and Transport

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Reykjavík, Iceland
12 hours
All year
Minimum age


Discover the highlights of West Iceland, including glaciers and volcanoes, with this private tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Anyone who wants to see the main sights of this beautiful area, known as Iceland in miniature, should book this tour today.

The private tour begins with pick-up from a location of your choice in Reykjavik or the greater capital region. An expert local guide will arrive at the specified time to collect you in a comfortable and luxurious car or minibus, depending on the size of your group.

When you’re ready to leave, you’ll start the journey to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This area of Iceland is home to some breathtaking natural attractions. Since this is a private tour, you’ll be able to customize the stops in any way you want, but there are a few highlights you probably won't want to miss.

Snaefellsjokull National Park is an essential stop on any tour of this peninsula. The park is one of only three national parks in Iceland, and it's well worth a visit.

The park contains many beautiful natural landscapes, but Snaefellsjokull, a glacier-topped volcano, is its most striking attraction. This large volcano is 4,744 feet (1,446 meters) tall. On a clear day, it's visible all the way from Reykjavik.

The volcano is around 700,000 years old and is one of the best-known volcanoes in Iceland. Jules Verne uses it as the entrance to the planet's underground world in his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, and it also has interesting folklore surrounding it. Your guide can tell you all about its history and mythology during your tour.

As well as being very large and well known, the volcano is incredibly scenic. During your trip to Snaefellsjokull National Park, you'll be able to take stunning photos that you'll treasure for years to come.

Another stop on your private tour could be Stykkisholmur, a colorful fishing village on the northern edge of the peninsula. This pretty little town is a lovely place to stop for photos or a swim in the local pool. There's also a lighthouse, a church with very unusual architecture, and a couple of interesting museums.

You could also make stops along the southern coast of the peninsula to see the Gatklettur arch and the Londrangar basalt cliffs. There are black sand beaches around this area too, so it's a good place to see the volcanic sands that Iceland is known for.

All travelers will also enjoy the beauty of Mount Kirkjufell, a pyramid-shaped mountain that is featured in Game of Thrones.

The Snaefellsjokull Peninsula has a huge variety of landscapes. Lava fields, black beaches, waterfalls, cliffs, mountains, glaciers… there's so much to see and do here. Booking a private tour is an easy way to visit everything you want to see in one day.

Don't miss your chance to visit this breathtaking area of Iceland to see impressive glaciers and volcanoes, pretty villages, and black sand beaches. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Full day of transport in a comfortable vehicle
Expert English-speaking guide
Free Wi-Fi in the vehicle
Premium bottled water from an Icelandic glacier


Cultural Activity

What to bring

A packed lunch, if you like (but you can make a stop to buy food on your tour)
Warm, waterproof clothing
Comfortable walking shoes

Good to know

The route, itinerary, and departure time of this tour is subject to change depending on weather and road conditions. In the event that a tour is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be provided with a full refund. The tour takes place in a private vehicle. A standard vehicle can take one to three passengers, while a large vehicle can take up to six passengers. Please make sure you select the correct vehicle when making your booking.

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