Snaefellsnes Tours

Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.

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Snaefellsnes Tours

Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.
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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Small Group Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave.You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology. This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.  So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
129 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and personal experience.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head north-west. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano.Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here.After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them. Animal-lovers would do well to keep an eye on the ocean around here too, as Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in the country to spot orcas from the shore.You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs.The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds.At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them.Your final stop will be at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature.The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
310 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth.On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions.On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime.As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast.To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now.Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
7 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | All National Parks & Ice Caving

Join this fantastic winter tour combo where you'll be hunting down the Northern Lights across Iceland’s most spectacular regions; the national parks of Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes. Not only that, you will also get to hike one of the country's magnificent glaciers and explore inside another one on a dazzling ice cave trip.This discount tour bundle is the perfect option for those travellers looking to see as many of the country’s winter highlights as possible, as well as for those who wish to partake in a number of exciting activities, all without the hassle of driving or organising each tour.You will take in two separate tours over five days, thus ensuring that you maximise your precious time in the country. After first checking out the world-famous Golden Circle route, you will explore the many wonderful attractions along the South Coast, over a span of 3 days.These include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, black sand beach Reynisfjara and the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will also get to hike up Sólheimajökull glacier for a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, as well as visit a natural ice cave inside Vatnajökull glacier.The second part of this tour bundle takes you by minibus to the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region forever overlooked by the mighty glacier and volcano Snæfellsjökull. During your excursion, you will see a multitude of waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal springs, as well as gorgeous stretches of coastline. The natural splendour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is untouched and lacking in light pollution, meaning that if the night sky is clear, you should be able to see the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You will finish your tour with a return journey to Reykjavík.Make the most out of your winter days in Iceland and save a buck while doing so. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
34 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa

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.
4.9
32 reviews
Duration:
2 days
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music & snacks on the way

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and see the most sci-fi-esque area of the country: volcanic beaches, black churches, and the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain. After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer.You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain, and the beach Ytri-Tunga, where you are going to spot the seal colony that lives there.You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen.In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. Next up is another charming village, Búðir, where you'll see an unusual, jet-black church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja.You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before reaching the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free WiFi onboard the minibus, Icelandic music and snacks will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible.Book now to secure your seat on this popular tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.8
157 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes | Local dinner included

Jump aboard and explore many of Iceland's most stunning natural attractions with this immersive tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This trip should not be missed by those seeking to witness this nation’s beautiful volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and coastal landscapes within a day.You will be picked up by a minibus from Reykjavík early, meet your guides and group, and head north from the capital region. The countryside en route to Snæfellsnes is rural and picturesque, with many quaint towns and beautiful ocean views.As soon as you reach the Peninsula the landscapes will be much more dramatic. A range of mountains runs to the west, surrounded by a craggy coastline. You will start by traversing the southern side, which is lined with features all the way to the crowning glacier and volcano, Snæfellsjökull.You will see the charming fishing villages of Búðir, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, the gorge of Rauðfeldsgjá, the seal-watching beach Ytri Tunga, and, most impressively, the Lóndrangar basalt plugs. This latter feature is renowned for its spectacular geology as well as its population of birds.You will then enter Snæfellsjökull National Park, in full view of the mighty glacier. This great landmark has inspired artists since it was first seen. As you move over to the northern side of the peninsula, you will be able to see more fishing villages and will have an excellent view over the largest fjord in Iceland, Breiðafjörður. If you are lucky, you may see orcas in the waters, and they regularly travel through this area.Your main and final destination here, however, is Mount Kirkjufell. Often called Iceland’s most photographed mountain, it juts out dramatically from the coast, and is positioned right beside the charming waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss. You will have plenty of time to admire and photograph this charming feature, before getting back in the van.Before taking the scenic drive back to Reykjavík, however, you are invited to join a traditional meal with some locals, making for the perfect way to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture.Don’t miss this thorough exploration of Snæfellsnes. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
10 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Bus Tour to Snaefellsnes National Park

Come to see the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula over a day by booking this bus tour. This stretch has the nickname ‘Iceland in Miniature’, due to the wealth of different sites and landscapes found along it.You’ll be picked up in the morning from Reykjavík, and immediately set off north, through the stunning landscapes of the west. After a stop for refreshments in the historic, picturesque town of Borgarnes, you will move on to your first destination, the basalt cliff of Gerðuberg, which is lined with bizarre, perfectly uniform hexagonal columns. This is the perfect introduction to the geological beauty of Snæfellsnes.After this, you will travel along the Peninsula’s southern coastline, seeing stunning beaches and dramatic rock formations. These culminate at the Lóndrangar basalt plugs, two towering pinnacles so great that from a distance, they resemble a fortress.The birdlife here - and across the rest of the Peninsula - is extraordinary. Those with a fascination with wildlife should also keep a keep eye on the shores and seas in hope of seeing seals. It is also not unheard of to see orcas off the coast of Snæfellsnes.You’ll then see the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, before moving into the Snæfellsjökull National Park. This area is named after the Peninsula’s crowning subglacial volcano, the stunning Snæfellsjökull. The twin peaks of this beautiful feature became famous in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.You’ll return back to Reykjavík via the northern side of Snæfellsnes. The most dominant and spectacular feature here is Mount Kirkjufell, a standalone peak that towers over the waves of the Atlantic, but the whole area is beautiful, with fascinating coastal views and geological formations.Don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous part of Iceland, to witness mountains, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, beaches and much more. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
15 reviews
Duration:
13,5 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes National Park Tour in a Small Group

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this small-group day tour. This is a perfect option for those who love sightseeing but would rather avoid the massive tourist buses. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a minibus, which has an absolute maximum capacity of twenty, including a friendly, experienced guide. Following that, you will head north out of the capital.Before reaching the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you will stop for refreshments in the charming, historic town of Borgarnes. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called ‘Miniature Iceland’ as basically every type of natural feature that makes the country famous can be found here, including waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs.The first feature you will admire is the cliff of Gerðuberg. Here, you will find rows upon rows of hexagonal basalt columns, shaped so perfectly that they barely seem natural. These are a perfect introduction to the fascinating examples of geology located across the peninsula.You will see another geological wonder a little further down, in the form of the basalt plugs. Located by the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, this dramatic coastal formation is an excellent place for a short walk, as well as one of the best bird-watching spots on the peninsula.Just after this, you will enter Snæfellsjökull National Park. As the name suggests, this is the home of the mighty glacier Snæfellsjökull. Surrounded by lava fields, and snow-capped throughout the year, it is a marvellous site and brilliant subject for photography.The peninsula's only mountain that compares to Snæfellsjökull's striking beauty is Kirkjufell, on the northern shore. This standalone peak has a charming adjacent waterfall and is surrounded by wonderful seascapes.These are but a few of the awe-inspiring sites you will see on this day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Book now to ensure that you do not miss them. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
7 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur

Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in.This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline.Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round.The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise!You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life.During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!).Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews
Duration:
2,3 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Small Group Minibus Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Hop aboard a minibus and let an experienced guide take you around the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will discover the peninsula's diverse wonders, from impressive mountains and glaciers to modest waterfalls, black pebble beaches and fascinating fauna. Snæfellsnes Peninsula will show you the best Iceland has to offer in a nutshell.You'll be picked up in the morning and driven through the farmlands of western Iceland to the great Snæfellsnes Peninsula.Just a short drive from the town of Grundarfjörður stands Kirkjufell, 'The Church Mountain', a pyramid-shaped mountain you may recognise from the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones. If you are a keen watcher, then you may remember seeing it in season seven.You'll circle the glacier Snæfellsjökull on your journey to the next destination, the beautiful Djúpalónssandur beach. There, you can see the remains of a ship that wrecked in the waters 60 years ago. The pieces have washed up on shore where they now lie among the beach's black pebbles.If you are looking to test your strength, then this is your playground as Djúpalónssandur is famous for its four 'lifting stones'. Years ago fishermen would use these stones to measure their power and see if they'd qualified for work on fishing boats. Keep your eyes peeled when walking around the beach; you may be in luck and see some curious seals!You will also visit the fishing hamlet of Arnarstapi. Its small harbour is home to some big rock structures; massive basalt rock formations have been sculpted by the Atlantic Ocean into caves, columns & coves, which serve as homes to a variety of Icelandic wildlife species.After a long and exciting day, you'll be transported back to Reykjavík with a camera full of otherworldly photos and a head full of memories.Join this small group tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to experience the beauty and diversity of the Icelandic nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
6 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes Tours

Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.

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Snaefellsnes Tours

Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.
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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Small Group Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave.You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology. This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.  So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
129 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and personal experience.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head north-west. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano.Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here.After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them. Animal-lovers would do well to keep an eye on the ocean around here too, as Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in the country to spot orcas from the shore.You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs.The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds.At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them.Your final stop will be at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature.The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
310 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth.On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions.On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime.As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast.To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now.Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
7 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | All National Parks & Ice Caving

Join this fantastic winter tour combo where you'll be hunting down the Northern Lights across Iceland’s most spectacular regions; the national parks of Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes. Not only that, you will also get to hike one of the country's magnificent glaciers and explore inside another one on a dazzling ice cave trip.This discount tour bundle is the perfect option for those travellers looking to see as many of the country’s winter highlights as possible, as well as for those who wish to partake in a number of exciting activities, all without the hassle of driving or organising each tour.You will take in two separate tours over five days, thus ensuring that you maximise your precious time in the country. After first checking out the world-famous Golden Circle route, you will explore the many wonderful attractions along the South Coast, over a span of 3 days.These include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, black sand beach Reynisfjara and the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will also get to hike up Sólheimajökull glacier for a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, as well as visit a natural ice cave inside Vatnajökull glacier.The second part of this tour bundle takes you by minibus to the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region forever overlooked by the mighty glacier and volcano Snæfellsjökull. During your excursion, you will see a multitude of waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal springs, as well as gorgeous stretches of coastline. The natural splendour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is untouched and lacking in light pollution, meaning that if the night sky is clear, you should be able to see the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You will finish your tour with a return journey to Reykjavík.Make the most out of your winter days in Iceland and save a buck while doing so. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
34 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa

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.
4.9
32 reviews
Duration:
2 days
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music & snacks on the way

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and see the most sci-fi-esque area of the country: volcanic beaches, black churches, and the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain. After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer.You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain, and the beach Ytri-Tunga, where you are going to spot the seal colony that lives there.You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen.In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. Next up is another charming village, Búðir, where you'll see an unusual, jet-black church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja.You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before reaching the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free WiFi onboard the minibus, Icelandic music and snacks will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible.Book now to secure your seat on this popular tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.8
157 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes | Local dinner included

Jump aboard and explore many of Iceland's most stunning natural attractions with this immersive tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This trip should not be missed by those seeking to witness this nation’s beautiful volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and coastal landscapes within a day.You will be picked up by a minibus from Reykjavík early, meet your guides and group, and head north from the capital region. The countryside en route to Snæfellsnes is rural and picturesque, with many quaint towns and beautiful ocean views.As soon as you reach the Peninsula the landscapes will be much more dramatic. A range of mountains runs to the west, surrounded by a craggy coastline. You will start by traversing the southern side, which is lined with features all the way to the crowning glacier and volcano, Snæfellsjökull.You will see the charming fishing villages of Búðir, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, the gorge of Rauðfeldsgjá, the seal-watching beach Ytri Tunga, and, most impressively, the Lóndrangar basalt plugs. This latter feature is renowned for its spectacular geology as well as its population of birds.You will then enter Snæfellsjökull National Park, in full view of the mighty glacier. This great landmark has inspired artists since it was first seen. As you move over to the northern side of the peninsula, you will be able to see more fishing villages and will have an excellent view over the largest fjord in Iceland, Breiðafjörður. If you are lucky, you may see orcas in the waters, and they regularly travel through this area.Your main and final destination here, however, is Mount Kirkjufell. Often called Iceland’s most photographed mountain, it juts out dramatically from the coast, and is positioned right beside the charming waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss. You will have plenty of time to admire and photograph this charming feature, before getting back in the van.Before taking the scenic drive back to Reykjavík, however, you are invited to join a traditional meal with some locals, making for the perfect way to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture.Don’t miss this thorough exploration of Snæfellsnes. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
10 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Bus Tour to Snaefellsnes National Park

Come to see the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula over a day by booking this bus tour. This stretch has the nickname ‘Iceland in Miniature’, due to the wealth of different sites and landscapes found along it.You’ll be picked up in the morning from Reykjavík, and immediately set off north, through the stunning landscapes of the west. After a stop for refreshments in the historic, picturesque town of Borgarnes, you will move on to your first destination, the basalt cliff of Gerðuberg, which is lined with bizarre, perfectly uniform hexagonal columns. This is the perfect introduction to the geological beauty of Snæfellsnes.After this, you will travel along the Peninsula’s southern coastline, seeing stunning beaches and dramatic rock formations. These culminate at the Lóndrangar basalt plugs, two towering pinnacles so great that from a distance, they resemble a fortress.The birdlife here - and across the rest of the Peninsula - is extraordinary. Those with a fascination with wildlife should also keep a keep eye on the shores and seas in hope of seeing seals. It is also not unheard of to see orcas off the coast of Snæfellsnes.You’ll then see the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, before moving into the Snæfellsjökull National Park. This area is named after the Peninsula’s crowning subglacial volcano, the stunning Snæfellsjökull. The twin peaks of this beautiful feature became famous in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.You’ll return back to Reykjavík via the northern side of Snæfellsnes. The most dominant and spectacular feature here is Mount Kirkjufell, a standalone peak that towers over the waves of the Atlantic, but the whole area is beautiful, with fascinating coastal views and geological formations.Don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous part of Iceland, to witness mountains, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, beaches and much more. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
15 reviews
Duration:
13,5 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes National Park Tour in a Small Group

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this small-group day tour. This is a perfect option for those who love sightseeing but would rather avoid the massive tourist buses. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a minibus, which has an absolute maximum capacity of twenty, including a friendly, experienced guide. Following that, you will head north out of the capital.Before reaching the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you will stop for refreshments in the charming, historic town of Borgarnes. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called ‘Miniature Iceland’ as basically every type of natural feature that makes the country famous can be found here, including waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs.The first feature you will admire is the cliff of Gerðuberg. Here, you will find rows upon rows of hexagonal basalt columns, shaped so perfectly that they barely seem natural. These are a perfect introduction to the fascinating examples of geology located across the peninsula.You will see another geological wonder a little further down, in the form of the basalt plugs. Located by the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, this dramatic coastal formation is an excellent place for a short walk, as well as one of the best bird-watching spots on the peninsula.Just after this, you will enter Snæfellsjökull National Park. As the name suggests, this is the home of the mighty glacier Snæfellsjökull. Surrounded by lava fields, and snow-capped throughout the year, it is a marvellous site and brilliant subject for photography.The peninsula's only mountain that compares to Snæfellsjökull's striking beauty is Kirkjufell, on the northern shore. This standalone peak has a charming adjacent waterfall and is surrounded by wonderful seascapes.These are but a few of the awe-inspiring sites you will see on this day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Book now to ensure that you do not miss them. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
7 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur

Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in.This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline.Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round.The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise!You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life.During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!).Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews
Duration:
2,3 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Small Group Minibus Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Hop aboard a minibus and let an experienced guide take you around the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will discover the peninsula's diverse wonders, from impressive mountains and glaciers to modest waterfalls, black pebble beaches and fascinating fauna. Snæfellsnes Peninsula will show you the best Iceland has to offer in a nutshell.You'll be picked up in the morning and driven through the farmlands of western Iceland to the great Snæfellsnes Peninsula.Just a short drive from the town of Grundarfjörður stands Kirkjufell, 'The Church Mountain', a pyramid-shaped mountain you may recognise from the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones. If you are a keen watcher, then you may remember seeing it in season seven.You'll circle the glacier Snæfellsjökull on your journey to the next destination, the beautiful Djúpalónssandur beach. There, you can see the remains of a ship that wrecked in the waters 60 years ago. The pieces have washed up on shore where they now lie among the beach's black pebbles.If you are looking to test your strength, then this is your playground as Djúpalónssandur is famous for its four 'lifting stones'. Years ago fishermen would use these stones to measure their power and see if they'd qualified for work on fishing boats. Keep your eyes peeled when walking around the beach; you may be in luck and see some curious seals!You will also visit the fishing hamlet of Arnarstapi. Its small harbour is home to some big rock structures; massive basalt rock formations have been sculpted by the Atlantic Ocean into caves, columns & coves, which serve as homes to a variety of Icelandic wildlife species.After a long and exciting day, you'll be transported back to Reykjavík with a camera full of otherworldly photos and a head full of memories.Join this small group tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to experience the beauty and diversity of the Icelandic nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
6 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.

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Taking you to one of Iceland's most naturally diverse regions, Snæfellsnes tours allow you to explore the mystical peninsula that is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature' because of its stunning diversity of landscapes and its unequalled array of natural attractions.
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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Small Group Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave.You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology. This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.  So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
129 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and personal experience.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head north-west. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano.Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here.After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them. Animal-lovers would do well to keep an eye on the ocean around here too, as Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in the country to spot orcas from the shore.You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs.The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds.At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them.Your final stop will be at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature.The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
310 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth.On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions.On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime.As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast.To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now.Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
7 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | All National Parks & Ice Caving

Join this fantastic winter tour combo where you'll be hunting down the Northern Lights across Iceland’s most spectacular regions; the national parks of Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes. Not only that, you will also get to hike one of the country's magnificent glaciers and explore inside another one on a dazzling ice cave trip.This discount tour bundle is the perfect option for those travellers looking to see as many of the country’s winter highlights as possible, as well as for those who wish to partake in a number of exciting activities, all without the hassle of driving or organising each tour.You will take in two separate tours over five days, thus ensuring that you maximise your precious time in the country. After first checking out the world-famous Golden Circle route, you will explore the many wonderful attractions along the South Coast, over a span of 3 days.These include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, black sand beach Reynisfjara and the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will also get to hike up Sólheimajökull glacier for a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, as well as visit a natural ice cave inside Vatnajökull glacier.The second part of this tour bundle takes you by minibus to the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region forever overlooked by the mighty glacier and volcano Snæfellsjökull. During your excursion, you will see a multitude of waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal springs, as well as gorgeous stretches of coastline. The natural splendour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is untouched and lacking in light pollution, meaning that if the night sky is clear, you should be able to see the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You will finish your tour with a return journey to Reykjavík.Make the most out of your winter days in Iceland and save a buck while doing so. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
34 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour | Lava Cave, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Seals & Krauma Spa

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.
4.9
32 reviews
Duration:
2 days
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music & snacks on the way

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and see the most sci-fi-esque area of the country: volcanic beaches, black churches, and the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain. After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer.You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain, and the beach Ytri-Tunga, where you are going to spot the seal colony that lives there.You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen.In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. Next up is another charming village, Búðir, where you'll see an unusual, jet-black church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja.You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before reaching the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free WiFi onboard the minibus, Icelandic music and snacks will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible.Book now to secure your seat on this popular tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.8
157 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Snaefellsnes | Local dinner included

Jump aboard and explore many of Iceland's most stunning natural attractions with this immersive tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This trip should not be missed by those seeking to witness this nation’s beautiful volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and coastal landscapes within a day.You will be picked up by a minibus from Reykjavík early, meet your guides and group, and head north from the capital region. The countryside en route to Snæfellsnes is rural and picturesque, with many quaint towns and beautiful ocean views.As soon as you reach the Peninsula the landscapes will be much more dramatic. A range of mountains runs to the west, surrounded by a craggy coastline. You will start by traversing the southern side, which is lined with features all the way to the crowning glacier and volcano, Snæfellsjökull.You will see the charming fishing villages of Búðir, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, the gorge of Rauðfeldsgjá, the seal-watching beach Ytri Tunga, and, most impressively, the Lóndrangar basalt plugs. This latter feature is renowned for its spectacular geology as well as its population of birds.You will then enter Snæfellsjökull National Park, in full view of the mighty glacier. This great landmark has inspired artists since it was first seen. As you move over to the northern side of the peninsula, you will be able to see more fishing villages and will have an excellent view over the largest fjord in Iceland, Breiðafjörður. If you are lucky, you may see orcas in the waters, and they regularly travel through this area.Your main and final destination here, however, is Mount Kirkjufell. Often called Iceland’s most photographed mountain, it juts out dramatically from the coast, and is positioned right beside the charming waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss. You will have plenty of time to admire and photograph this charming feature, before getting back in the van.Before taking the scenic drive back to Reykjavík, however, you are invited to join a traditional meal with some locals, making for the perfect way to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture.Don’t miss this thorough exploration of Snæfellsnes. Check availability by choosing a date.
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10 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Bus Tour to Snaefellsnes National Park

Come to see the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula over a day by booking this bus tour. This stretch has the nickname ‘Iceland in Miniature’, due to the wealth of different sites and landscapes found along it.You’ll be picked up in the morning from Reykjavík, and immediately set off north, through the stunning landscapes of the west. After a stop for refreshments in the historic, picturesque town of Borgarnes, you will move on to your first destination, the basalt cliff of Gerðuberg, which is lined with bizarre, perfectly uniform hexagonal columns. This is the perfect introduction to the geological beauty of Snæfellsnes.After this, you will travel along the Peninsula’s southern coastline, seeing stunning beaches and dramatic rock formations. These culminate at the Lóndrangar basalt plugs, two towering pinnacles so great that from a distance, they resemble a fortress.The birdlife here - and across the rest of the Peninsula - is extraordinary. Those with a fascination with wildlife should also keep a keep eye on the shores and seas in hope of seeing seals. It is also not unheard of to see orcas off the coast of Snæfellsnes.You’ll then see the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, before moving into the Snæfellsjökull National Park. This area is named after the Peninsula’s crowning subglacial volcano, the stunning Snæfellsjökull. The twin peaks of this beautiful feature became famous in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.You’ll return back to Reykjavík via the northern side of Snæfellsnes. The most dominant and spectacular feature here is Mount Kirkjufell, a standalone peak that towers over the waves of the Atlantic, but the whole area is beautiful, with fascinating coastal views and geological formations.Don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous part of Iceland, to witness mountains, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, beaches and much more. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
15 reviews
Duration:
13,5 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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