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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4.7
53 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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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.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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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
356 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music on board

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 famous and charming church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja - "The Black Church of Búðir". You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before seeing 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 and Icelandic music 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
194 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.8
43 reviews

Duration:
50minutes
Available:
Nov. - Sep.
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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.
5.0
16 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.1
20 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
5.0
7 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration:
2.3hours
Available:
Feb. - Dec.
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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.
5.0
6 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
Nov. - Apr.
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Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
23 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Kayaks Under Mt. Kirkjufell | Snaefellsnes Day Tour

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to kayak besides the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, found on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This is an excellent opportunity for both newcomers and experienced kayakers, as well as travellers looking to fit in an element of adventure to their time on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Your tour will begin at the kayaking base where you will meet your experienced local guide. After some friendly introductions, your guide will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for a fun and safe time on the water. This kit includes a dry suit, a life jacket, shoes and gloves and, of course, a thermal undersuit. Fear not if you are a newcomer to the sport; the operator uses ‘sit-atop’ kayaks, allowing for increased stability.  You will spend a total of seventy minutes on the water, first heading towards “Seal Skerry”, an area of incredible wildlife, including various species of bird and, as the name suggests, some resident seals.  From this location, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Kirkjufell, standing proud and domineering over the landscape. Keen observers of pop culture will recognise Kirkjufell almost immediately as the “mountain like an arrowhead” from HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Leaving “Seal Skerry” behind, you will continue along the shoreline at the mountain’s roots, before making the return journey to the base.  After your tour is over, you are invited to warm up on the kayaking base’s deck with a hot beverage, reflecting over the beautiful experience in which you’ve just partaken. When your time at the base is over, you are free to continue exploring this beautiful region at your leisure.  Don’t miss your chance to discover birdlife, seals, fantastic views and the incredible Mount Kirkjufell, all from the seat of your comfortable kayak. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way.   You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since.   After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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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, but 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 West Iceland, home to many natural and cultural landmarks, and 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:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Winter Tours | Golden Circle, Ice Cave & Snaefellsnes

Visit many of Iceland’s highlights over four days and save money while doing so with this discounted tour bundle. Those who want to mix their winter-time in Iceland with both sightseeing and adventure, while cutting on costs, should not miss this opportunity. This combo consists of two tours, which will bring you to many famous sites and all three of Iceland’s National Parks. On the 3-day south coast tour, you will get to explore the Golden Circle, South Coast and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; you also get to embark on a glacier hike and an ice caving adventure. On the day tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you will see majestic waterfalls, stretches of dark lava fields and a mighty glacier.  During the 3-day tour to the south coast, you will be staying in country hotels along the trip for 2 nights, which are included in the price. This will cut down on driving time and put you right in the middle of the sites. You will also be transported around in comfortable minibuses throughout both tours, led by experienced guides, making the experience as personal and enjoyable as possible. Iceland during winter is one of its most beautiful times. Many of the sites you will visit will be draped in snow and sparkling with frost; the glaciers will be clad in fresh, electric blue ice; and the ice caves are open. These caves only occur in Iceland’s coldest months, and only then under certain conditions, so the chance to explore one is something very few have. Of course, winter is also the season of the Northern Lights. There will be many hours of darkness each day, and whenever there is no cloud cover, you have a chance of seeing them. This is only amplified when you are staying out in the country, where there is little light pollution. Make the most of your time in Iceland throughout winter, without breaking the bank. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
53 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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4.8
40 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would like to see all Iceland has to offer, from the most famous spots to the lesser-known gems. This is the perfect tour for those who want to relax, not worry about the road, and take in all the beauty of a new country around them.  Customise the tour to your desires as you book, to create the perfect holiday for you. You can add various activities, such as horseback riding, snorkelling, and whale watching. See the daily itinerary below for details. On Day 7, you have a choice to stay in Reykjavík and relax or to jet across the country to Akureyri, the "Capital of the North," for a tour of Lake Mývatn. This tour begins with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, and continues through highlights like the Golden Circle, the south coast, Vatnajökull National Park, and Snæfellsnes peninsula. You'll also have many opportunities to hunt the Northern Lights each evening. You'll spend Day 4 ice caving, a rare treat for visitors to Iceland, only available in the deep winter. These ice caves are carefully searched out each fall by qualified glacier guides, experts who know when the ice is safe and ready to display its dazzling beauty. Each spring, they melt and disappear forever, so you must see them during this limited time.  Delve into the magic of Iceland in winter, to Reykjavík and beyond! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
26 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity. The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads. Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, and the Blue Lagoon can easily be added. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier. You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace. Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.   Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater. Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
15 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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12 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland with the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of Iceland in winter, on this 12-day self-drive tour around the country's ring-road. This tour is perfect for those who wish to see as very much of Iceland possible, and do not fear the winter roads. As you are in the driver’s seat for the entire journey, you'll get to set the pace of your adventure. You will be provided with a schedule after booking, which will instruct you on how to reach your accommodation each night, but the route you will take to get there is entirely up to you. To help ensure that you have the holiday that you have always dreamed of, you will receive a personal itinerary when you book, which will inform you of all the potential places that you could see. It provides you with a perfect blend of classic, famous sights such as Lake Mývatn and the Geysir Geothermal Area, and unique, lesser known gems where you can enjoy the nature far from the crowds. What’s more, a visit to the Blue Lagoon is included and there are several tours you can add on to your trip during the booking process such as ice caving and glacier hiking. You can, therefore, pack your twelve days with both sightseeing and adventure. The Icelandic winter nights are completely dark; you will thus have plenty of chances to hunt for the magical and elusive Northern Lights. While this is a great opportunity, Iceland’s dark winter roads are notoriously icy; it is therefore only advised that this tour is booked by those who have a capable, confident driver in the group they are travelling with, preferably with experience in these conditions. If you have winter driving experiences and want to pack as much into your twelve days in Iceland as possible, then this self-drive itinerary promises to meet every one of your needs. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
7 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter in Depth Self Drive | Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Join this 10-day self-drive tour to experience the greatest sites of Iceland within a winter wonderland. This trip is perfect for those who wish to see the country on their own terms, without having to rush past unique and incredible places in a hurry to get to the next site. The itinerary is carefully crafted by local travel experts to take into account the winter conditions and the daylight hours, so you can embark on your journey without a care in the world. Over ten days, you can expect to visit the Blue Lagoon, the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the three famous sites of the Golden Circle, the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This trip is leisurely paced, giving you plenty of time to give each place the appreciation it deserves, as well as hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Arranged to travel over one of the most scenic routes in the country, this self-drive is structured to give you ample time at each location, so you will have the Icelandic winter at your fingertips and have plenty of time to take in the iconic locations you will visit. The personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking will also guide you to the country's hidden gems, where you can escape the crowds and connect with the incredible nature. The uniqueness of your holiday is elevated further by the tours that you can add onto many of the days. No matter your passion, you are likely to find an activity suited to you, be it snorkelling, caving, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and, if you come between November and March, exploring an ice cave. So book this incredible winter self-drive and experience Iceland with complete freedom. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
21 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
8 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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Ultimate 10 Day Adventure | Highlands in Winter & Ice Cave

Experience Iceland at its wintery best with this 10-day trip. This package offers you the chance to visit Iceland's most popular attractions such as the South Coast, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and pairs the excursions with adventures in the Highlands, a glacier walk, and visits to two ice caves. Those looking to visit Iceland during the Northern Lights season should grab this chance now. Along with famous locations such as the Golden Circle, Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon at Vatnajökull National Park, you'll be taken to the remote and wild Landmannalaugar highlands. There, you can admire the area's colourful rhyolite mountains in pristine winter beauty when they are ringed with frost and snow, and unwind in a natural hot spring.  You will get the chance to feel like an arctic explorer. You will strap on crampons and a helmet to hike along a glacier to an ice cave. This along with discovering some of the incredible untouched areas of Iceland will give you the ultimate sense of adventure in nature. With this package, you will be able to experience Icelandic nature as the locals do. Get on a super jeep with mammoth tires and head to the heart of this country with otherworldly landscapes. All accommodations are included, and you'll experience all of this in small groups, with highly professional tour guides that will help you search for the elusive Northern Lights in the evening. If all this wasn't enough, you can also add more excitement during the booking process, such as a 2-hour horseback riding tour in the countryside around Reykjavík on the smooth-gaited Icelandic horse, a choice of helicopter tours for unforgettable views, or a day trip to Mývatn in the north (including flights).  Don't miss this ultimate, mind-blowing wintertime adventure! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
12 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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4.7
7 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland. This package is the perfect opportunity for travellers looking to avoid the hassles associated with winter-driving in a foreign country.  With this package, there is no need for advance planning as airport transfers, hotels, transportation and Blue Lagoon tickets are all included. The minibus in which you will be riding is intimate and comfortable, ensuring the most relaxing trip possible. Eleven days is more than enough time to see and indulge in the incredible landscapes of Iceland. Circling the country, this package promises a lifetime of memories, with added opportunities to hike magnificent glaciers, explore inside glassy ice caves, take an adrenaline-fueled helicopter flight, go whale watching and much, much more. Thankfully, included in this package is a guided tour, meaning there will be ample opportunity to learn more about the country and gain a deeper understanding of its people, culture and history. You will also get a free day to explore Reykjavík, where you can visit the many museums, galleries and parks in this Northernmost capital in the world. You’re also promised to spend real, quality time in Iceland’s wild and untouched nature. As part of this package, you will visit the three national parks of Iceland: the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir; Vatnajökull National Park, which includes the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; and Snæfellsnes which wraps around the rocky slopes of the glacier volcano Snæfellsjökull. To make the journey even more adventurous, there is a plethora of additional excursions you can add to your holiday, and spice up your travelling days with riding, glacier hiking, whale watching, and even ice caving. The icing on the cake is then that each night, you can to look out to the sky for a chance to catch a glimpse of the fluttering Northern Lights, a dazzling purple, green and red light phenomenon that occurs during the winter months.  So, sit back and appreciate Iceland’s most iconic landmarks and attractions without a drop of stress with this immersive 11-day package. Check availability by choosing a date.  
4.7
7 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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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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4.7
53 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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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.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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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
356 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music on board

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 famous and charming church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja - "The Black Church of Búðir". You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before seeing 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 and Icelandic music 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
194 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.8
43 reviews

Duration:
50minutes
Available:
Nov. - Sep.
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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.
5.0
16 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.1
20 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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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.
5.0
7 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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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.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration:
2.3hours
Available:
Feb. - Dec.
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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.
5.0
6 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
Nov. - Apr.
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Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
23 reviews

Duration:
3hours