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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Private Tour | Kirkjufell & Snaefellsjokull

A lonely house in the old fishing hamlet Arnarstapi on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, with Mt. Stapafell looming in the background.
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Witness the landscapes of one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, on this guided private tour with a customizable itinerary. If you want to see the pearls of West Iceland without having to join a large group or a bus tour, this is the adventure to complete your travels in the land of ice and fire. 

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula consists of incredible and diverse landscapes, ranging from rugged lava fields and jagged coastlines, to historical fishing hamlets, cascading waterfalls and majestic mountains. Expect to see all of this and more, allowing your local guide to whisk you from one site to the next, beginning with a pickup in Reykjavík City. 

At the peninsula’s westernmost tip, you’ll find the lava field Búðahraun and the only remains of the ancient hamlet of Búðir, a black wooden church with a mystical appeal. Walk along Búðir’s golden beach, before getting back in the vehicle and visiting the black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur, noticing the stark contrast of the peninsula’s diverse sceneries. 

On this beautiful beach of black pearls, your guide will show you the four ancient lifting stones used to test the strengths of fishermen in historical times. Another site of interest is the village remains of Arnarstapi, the location of many of the Icelandic Sagas, where you can stop at the harbour café for some refreshments before hitting the road again.

Continue along your route, and awe at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland, Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped wonder in one of the peninsula’s scenic fjords, Grundarfjörður. You can also expect to see the otherworldly rock formations of the volcanic crater Eldborg, and visit the town of Ólafsvík for a stroll along the old pier. 

The jewel in the peninsula’s crown, however, would be Snæfellsjökull Glacier, the magnificent ice cap that inspired Jules Verne when writing the science fiction classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 

Don’t miss out on this perfect private day tour of sightseeing the countless wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 


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Please note that this tour is weather and conditions dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route might be altered or an activity might be cancelled.

Since this is a private tour, you can contact the operator for a chance to alter the route or book extra activities in the area. The minimum and maximum passenger number are both sett for 3 person but it is possible to be 1-6 passengers in the car, the price is fixed thats the reason why it is sett for 3 person only.

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