Snaefellsnes Tours

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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Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Snaefellsnes peninsula can be traversed throughout the year. Whale-watching tours are operated year-round, but glacier hiking tours on the famous Snaefellsjokull glacier are available from April to August. During the summer, it is easier to get around and it's bright 20-24 hours a day to explore natural wonders. But some prefer the blanket of snow covering the peninsula during winter. No matter the time of year, be sure to pack warm and waterproof clothes, as the weather can vary by the day.

What are Snaefellsnes' main attractions?

There is a lot to see and do on Snaefellsnes. This peninsula in West Iceland is home to multiple natural and cultural attractions. The most popular among them are Mt. Kirkjufell, Stykkisholmur town, the fishing villages Arnarstapi and Hellnar and the Snaefellsjokull glacier. The combination of beautiful mountains, rock formations, lava fields, glaciers, and pebble beaches gives this peninsula in Iceland the reputation of having "a little bit of everything" that Iceland has to offer.

How far is Snaefellnes peninsula from Reykjavik?

It takes just under two hours to drive to the base of Snaefellsnes peninsula from Reykjavik, and about another two hours to reach the tip. There are many breathtaking views to take in during the drive, so expect to make a few stops along the way.

Do I need a four-wheel-drive car to travel Snaefellsnes?

No, a 4x4 car is not necessary for exploring the peninsula in West Iceland. However, renting a 4x4 is recommended in winter due to the likelihood of encountering snowy or icy conditions on the roads.

What accommodation is available on Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland?

There are many options for accommodation in Iceland, including hotels, hostels and campsites in the Western area. The 'capital of the west' is Stykkishólmur, the largest settlement on the peninsula. There are also good accommodation options in Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi, Olafsvik and nearby Borganes town.