2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa

2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa
The mountain Kirkjufell on Snæfellsnes Peninsula is gorgeous basked in the Northern Lights during the winter months in Iceland.
2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa
Hraunfossar waterfalls spring from the lava fields in white rivulets, in Borgarfjörður valley, west Iceland.
Recently opened Krauma spa in Borgarfjörður valley utilises water from Deildartunguhver hot spring for their healing waters.
Seals resting at Ytri Tunga beach, a well known seal colony in west Iceland.
Hraunfossar falls on a bright day, springing from the lava and the bitch topped soil.
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Explore the unique landscapes of Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this two-day adventure and get acquainted with the incredible nature of West Iceland. If you’d like to get to know the culture of Iceland and witness a vast array of its natural wonders, this tour is made for you.

The beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula is often dubbed ‘Iceland in miniature’, due to the myriad different landscapes located there. Prepare yourself for stunning coastal cliffs bombarded by the merciless waves of the Atlantic Ocean, rugged fields of lava rocks, cascading waterfalls, black beaches, majestic mountains, rural fishing villages and a magnificent glacier, just to name a few.

Your tour begins with a pickup from Reykjavík City, after which you will head up west along Route One to the town of Borgarnes. After a quick stop in this friendly municipality, the journey continues to Snæfellsnes peninsula, located less than three hours from the capital.

You’ll take in many of the fantastic sights of the peninsula on your first day, such as the black pearl beach Djúpalónssandur, the sea stacks Lóndrangar and the historic fishing villages Arnarstapi and Hellnar.

All the while, the grand glacier Snæfellsjökull looms within sight, watching over your circumference of the peninsula. You will also have a chance to admire the beautiful and photogenic mountain of Kirkjufell. Your first day ends at the accommodation in the Western part of Iceland. If you embark on this trip during the winter season, and if luck and conditions allow, the Northern Lights might always grace the night sky before the day is over.

The exploration continues on the second day when you will get to explore the area of Borgarfjörður to see the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, as well as Deildartunguhver, the hot spring with the highest flow in all of Europe. One of the many highlights of the tour is a caving expedition in the Viðgelmir Lava Cave with admission fee included.

Last but not least on the agenda for you is a visit to Krauma, the new natural geothermal baths & spa next to Deildartunguhver with admission fee included.   There you can enjoy great facilities including five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, and two saunas.  A perfect way to end a great tour.

Don’t hesitate in booking your Snæfellsnes Peninsula adventure now, to enjoy all of which Iceland has to offer in two, adventure-packed days. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Barnafoss, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Ytri Tunga Beach, Víðgelmir, Krauma Spa
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:
  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik

  • Accommodation in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom (with possibility to upgrade to a private bathroom)

  • Minibus (maximum 19 passengers)

  • Breakfast

  • Admission fee to the Viðgelmir Lave Cave with all safety equipment provided

  • Admission fee to Krauma geothermal nature baths & spa

  • Free Wi-Fi on bus

  • Professional English speaking guide

  • Lunch and Dinner - we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour


What to bring:
  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

  • Camera

  • Swim wear


Good to know:

This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 19:00 / 7:00 pm

If you are a single traveller, then a Single Room Supplement of 6.000 ISK is mandatory.

Only small carry-on luggage such as backpacks are possible.

Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour.

To avoid any delays in departure luggage must be in storage before pick-up time.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - The Magic of Snaefellsjokull National Park


The coastline at the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland boast some stunning rock formations.


Today your adventure begins. After getting picked up from Reykjavík City, you will get to know your expert and friendly tour guide and head along the west coast to the town of Borgarnes.

From there, your journey continues to the beach at Ytri Tunga, a famous seal colony. You never know if you might spot a couple of these adorable and curious creatures lounging on the shore.

Next up are the ancient fishing hamlets Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where you’ll embark on a scenic hike boasting breathtaking views of the seaside.

Then, get ready to discover the unique rock formations at Djúpalónssandur, a beach of black pearls, and hike up to the 70-metre tall rock pinnacles Lóndrangar. The scenery on hand will include the glacier Snæfellsjökull in all its glory, the backdrop for Jules Verne’s very entrance to the centre of the earth.

At the end of the first day you will give a visit to the majestic Kirkjufell mountain, which is one of the most popular photo stops in Iceland. If you have not used your camera before on the tour then this one is a must! After this visual feast, your day ends at the accommodation in the Western Iceland. The Northern Lights are known to play their amazing symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable.


Day 2 - Viðgelmir Lava Cave, Hot Spring, Krauma SPA and Waterfalls


Inside Viðgelmir Lava Cave you will find a lot of interesting lava and ice formations


After a refreshing rest and having breakfast at the hotel, you day starts with a visit to the historic Borgarfjordur area where you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flow from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.

Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, you will visit another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural stone bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Viðgelmir Lava Cave. Just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a change to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize how powerful eruptions of volcano can be.

Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, providing 180 liters pr second of 100@C hot water! Thread the path carefully while watching and hearing the powerful energy of the hot spring at work. To put the icing on the cake, your last stop today will be at the Krauma natural geothermal baths & Spa, located next to Deildartunguhver. This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment.

Then, it is time to head back to Reykjavík City; you’ll arrive in due time to enjoy a night in the capital and reminisce about your unforgettable, two-day Snæfellsnes adventure. Don’t wait any longer to secure your spot on this trip of a lifetime.


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The trip was amazing, Snaefellsness is an amazing place with a variety of natural wonders! Our guide, Arnar, always wanted to show more on-top of what was included in the tour. Going up to the Volcano's top is a very unique experience, along with visiting the Lava cave (OMG!). No need to mention amazing waterfalls, cute seals & a variety of birds we saw. Nice trip!
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Great tour! Bad luck we didn't saw the northern lights but otherwise it's a great tour.
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This was a very enjoyable tour. We had some wild weather which reduced visibility for some sights along the way but made the rugged coastline of the peninsula awesome to behold. Thank you to our fantastic guide, Andre (Nice Travel) who was very informative and well organised. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Had a wonderful tour with Antonio, and our driver David. Antonio was so knowledgeable and kind, and so much fun. We had a fantastic experience and packed in so much in just 2 days! This was a fantastic experience. Thank you!
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This is my first time be in Iceland. Though the whale watching is cancelled due to terrible whether, we still have lots of fun with our guide Antonio. He is probably the best guide I've ever met. He knows Iceland very well and always filled with passion. It's good to fellow such the good guide to experience Iceland. We enjoyed this two-day Christmas trip.
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Definitely one of my favorite Iceland tours!! Thanks in large part to my guide, Antonio! He took us to all the spots mentioned in the itinerary as well as a few extra spots on the side. As an aspiring photographer, I really appreciated how Antonio showed me all the best spots to take pictures and he even went so far as to give me some very helpful photography tips. I would most definitely recommend this tour and Antonio as a guide to anyone wanting to see some of Iceland's best sites!
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