The Magical Snæfellsjökull National park tour

Experience the magical wonders of Snæfellsnes on this day tour to the peninsula. The Snæfellsjökull National Park on the Snæfellsnes peninsula is often described as a miniature version of Iceland because of the diverse scenery and landscapes that it offers.

This spectacular area has been the scene for many local legends and was even the inspiration for Jules Verne’s 1864 science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

Snæfellsnes has both white and black sandy beaches, cliffs full of nesting seabirds, lakes full of trout and rivers full of salmon, towering mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The jewel in the crown is the Snæfellsjökull glacier atop a dormant volcano, 1446m high.

We visit all of the best-known tourist attraction in Snæfellsnes and some hidden gems as well. Our first stop is at Hótel Rjúkandi, which is about one hour forty-five minutes from Reykjavík, here you are able to get some great refreshments and get ready for our adventure. We the head on to our first stop; Arnarstapi hamlet.

At Arnarstapi you can find one of the most beautiful natural harbours in Iceland. You will see amazing birdlife, stone bridges and the famous Gatklettur (Arch Rock), you can find beautiful basalt pillars along the whole coastline. In the parking lot, you will see a big stone structure of Bárður Snæfellsás, the guardian of Snæfellsnes.

Then we visit a small fishing village Hellnar which was one of the biggest fishing stations in Snæfellsnes. There you will find some beautiful rock formations, and amazing birdlife and whales are often seen in the sea outside of Hellnar.

We will stop for lunch at Kaffi Primus. We also stop at The black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur, one of Snæfellsnes' most powerful places to visit. There you will find a black lava pearl beach, strangely formed lava rocks, an old shipwreck from a British trawler and famous Icelandic strength measurement stones.

We visit many more beautiful places on our trip with some amazing stories.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Djúpalónssandur, Skarðsvík Beach
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:15

Departure location:
Harpa concert hall Reykjavíl
  • Icelandic snacks

  • Traditional Icelandic Lunch

  • English speaking tour guide 

  • Wifi

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes or wind jacket 

  • Camera

  • Good mood

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland can change in minute's so be prepared for a wet or a windy day

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