Private 11-Hour Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

A seal resting on a rock off the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
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Discover the highlights of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland with this private sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Travelers who want to visit the best natural sights in this area with a private guide should book this tour today.

The tour begins at your accommodation in Reykjavik, where your expert local guide will collect you in a comfortable Tesla electric car. The vehicle has space for up to four passengers, perfect for couples or small groups. 

After around two hours of driving, you'll arrive at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and can begin sightseeing. Since this is a private tour, you can customize it to include your desired sights. Alternatively, let your guide decide for you so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as "Iceland in miniature" because it has so many iconic Icelandic features. During this tour, you can visit volcanoes, black sand beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs, mountains, hot springs, glaciers, and more.

The first stop on the itinerary is Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on the peninsula's southern coast surrounded by impressive basalt columns and coastal cliffs. Arnarstapi is an excellent destination for bird watchers, as many species of sea birds come to the area during summer.

Next, you can admire the jet-black sand at Djupalonssandur beach. Beautiful cliffs surround the beach to provide visitors with an incredible view. There's also a shipwreck here that many travelers choose to see.

From here, you'll go to Skardsvik beach, which is unusual for an Icelandic beach because its sands are golden rather than black. Comparing the two beaches is fascinating, and your guide can explain what makes the sands different.

Now you'll drive along the peninsula's northern coast. The driver will stop at the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, where you can also see the spectacular Kirkjufell mountain.

This cone-shaped mountain is one of the most famous sights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, so it's one of this area's must-see attractions.

Next, you continue your drive along the coast to Kolgrafafjordur bay. It's a stunning stretch of coastline where you might be lucky enough to see seals, dolphins, or whales. 

The final stop of this tour is the Berserkjahraun lava field. This beautiful landscape looks almost like something from another planet.

It's now time to start the drive back to Reykjavik. The tour usually lasts around 11 hours, giving you enough time to enjoy the views and take photographs at each stop. 

Don't miss your chance to visit the natural sights of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with a private guide. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Expert, English-speaking guide
Entrance fees for national parks



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes
Fully charged camera
Packed lunch and snacks
Refillable water bottle

Good to know

This tour operates in nearly all weather conditions, so ensure you bring suitable clothing. If road conditions are too dangerous, you will receive a full refund or the opportunity to rebook the tour.

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