Private 10-Hour Sightseeing Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
10,5 hours
All year
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Explore the sights of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, including mountains, black-sand beaches, and volcanic craters, by booking this incredible guided excursion. Those eager to discover the highlights of "Iceland in miniature" with a private guide should book this day trip from Reykjavik now.

Your tour starts at your accommodation in Iceland's capital, where your expert local guide will collect you. This excursion is a private tour, so it will be just you and your party. You won't need to wait for other guests and can ask your guide plenty of questions at each attraction. You can also tailor the itinerary to your preference by adding hiking or hot spring bathing.

The Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is a stunning region renowned for its diverse landscapes. It boasts a dramatic coastline, jagged mountains, and the enormous Snaefellsjokull glacier-capped volcano. Snaefellsjokull was the setting for the entrance to the underworld in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. You'll see the volcano from a distance on the tour.

Your first stop is the Kirkjufell mountain, an iconic natural landmark known for its distinctive cone shape. Standing about 1,519 feet (463 meters) above sea level, it overlooks the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, creating a gorgeous vista frequently photographed by visitors. Its name translates to "Church Mountain" because it resembles a church steeple.

Next, you'll see the Saxholl crater, a striking geological formation created around 3,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption. Rising about 358 feet (109 meters) above sea level, this volcanic cone offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness the power of nature up close. Ascend the staircase to the crater's rim for panoramic views of the surrounding lava fields and coastline.

After this, you'll head to the Djupalonssandur black-sand beach. This remote stretch of coastline offers a glimpse into Iceland's natural landscape. Along the beach, you'll find fascinating remnants of the past, including the wreckage of a British trawler and weathered lifting stones once used by fishermen to test their strength.

Your trip also includes a stop at Arnarstapi, a picturesque fishing settlement with a harbor, rugged cliffs, and quaint houses. The village has a rich maritime heritage — ask your guide for more information about its history.

Not far from here is Budakirkja church. Constructed in 1703, its distinctive black exterior is made from timber and covered in tar, blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

The tour's final stop is the Ytri Tunga beach, renowned for its scenic beauty and wildlife. Visitors flock to this beautiful stretch of coastline to witness seals basking on the shore, and if you're lucky, you may see some.

At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Enjoy the magnificent natural sights of the Snaefellsnes peninsula on this immersive private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transportation in a comfortable vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Reykjavik
Expert, English-speaking guide
Bottled water



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Fully charged camera
Reusable water bottle
Packed lunch

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Please note, this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or children in strollers.

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