Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Tour | Small Group Experience

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Reykjavík
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
3 years old

Spend the day enjoying the diverse and beautiful attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this great sightseeing tour. Visit small fishing villages tucked in at the base of spectacular fjords and mountains, gold and black sand beaches, and dramatic coastal cliffs adorned by bird colonies in summer, all the while the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier watches over you. Those looking to experience the best of Iceland should grab this chance now.

The tour starts in the morning when you will be picked up in Reykjavík and whisked away, past Mt. Esja, to west Iceland. After a brief stop in the Viking town of Borgarnes, you will make your way to the 90 km stretch of land known as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 

Your tour guide will take the weather and daylight into account when deciding which of the many attractions found on Snæfellsnes you will visit first. The peninsula is known as ‘Iceland in miniature’ as you can see a bit of everything there; picturesque villages, imposing coastlines, black beaches, majestic mountains, silvery waterfalls, and, of course, a glacier that covers a volcano. 

You will visit the hamlet of Arnarstapi where a short walk will take you to spectacular cliffs made of basalt columns. In the summer, the cliffs are teeming with birds so keep an eye peeled for gulls, kittiwakes, fulmars and the cranky Arctic tern. 

At Djúpalónssandur black pebble beach, you will have to walk through a maze of lava stacks before reaching the shore. Scattered on the beach’s smooth, black rocks are the remains of a fishing trawler that perished in the waters some 50 years ago. 

On the north side of the peninsula, you will visit another beach, Skarðsvík, which sits on the edge of a dark lava field. This beach is unlike other Icelandic beaches as the sand here is yellow or gold and not pitch-black.

No tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is complete without a stop at Iceland’s most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. Fans of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, might recognise this impressive feature as “the mountain shaped like an arrowhead”.

Explore the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this immersive day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

English speaking guide
Transport in a comfortable minibus
Pick up from Reykjavík

Activities

Sightseeing

Attractions

Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsnes
Hellnar
Arnarstapi
Kirkjufell
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Grundarfjörður
Djúpalónssandur

What to bring

Warm Clothing
Good shoes
Water bottle

Good to know

During the tour you will break for refreshments at a restaurant or café but please note that refreshments are not included.

Due to weather or road conditions, we might have to alter the itinerary, which might cause the tour to run longer than the time listed. In case of extreme weathers causing cancellation, a full refund will be given.

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