Book Your Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour Tickets

Overview:

This is one of our favorite tours because the areas are beautiful and quiet. Our guides know the area well and will share outstanding stories of the area’s significance. The tour will include a stop over for lunch at Arnastapi, where you can walk and enjoy the tiny town.

Highlights:

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a region of western Iceland known for its diverse and awesome landscapes. It is often referred to as “Iceland in miniature” because it represents a condensed version of the many natural wonders found throughout the country.

  • The park is named after the Snæfellsjökull glacier-capped stratovolcano, which is often visible from Reykjavík on clear days. The park includes a variety of landscapes including lava fields, cliffs and beaches.
  • These two small coastal villages are known for their dramatic sea cliffs, arches and unique cliffs. A coastal walk between Arnarstapi and Hellnar offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline.
  • This historic site was once a leading fishing center, and the remains of old huts and shipwrecks can still be seen. It is also a Excellent spot for bird watching, as seabirds often nest in the area.
  • These twin volcanic rock peaks are one of the area’s most distinctive landmarks, rising dramatically from the sea. They are the remnants of a large crater eroded over time.

Included/Excluded

  • Snacks
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Kirkjufell Mountain, Grundarfjorour 351 Iceland

It's hard to miss the freestanding and elegant peak of Mt. Kirkjufell (Church Mountain). Rising above the town with its steep green slopes it's easy to imagine where the name comes from. The mountain came greatly known after playing a role in the Netflix series, Game of Thrones making Mt. Kirkjufell steeling the thunder from Snæfellsjökull glacier itself.

Duration: 25 minutes

Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjorour Iceland

A few hundred meters from the mountain is the shy but beautiful waterfall, carrying the same name as the peak. The waterfall is fed with glacial waters coming from Snæfellsjökull glacier. The walking path leads visitors around the area and gives a great opportunity to take beautiful pictures of the fall with majestic Mt Kirkjufell in the background. Kirkjufellsfoss has become one of the most popular sites to visit by photographers for its stunning form and beauty.

Duration: 20 minutes

Djupalonssandur Beach, Utnesvegur, Hellnar Iceland

The coast at Djúpalónssandur is often referred to as the Black Lava Pearl Beach. It's an arched-shaped bay with lava cliffs and black basalt pebbles and sand, a former location of a fishing village. Fascinating signs of this former fishing times are four ancient lifting stones that were used to test the strength of fishermen, waiting for you to try them out. Preserving history and creating a beautiful contrast on the beach are the rusty pieces of iron that are left scattered around the area and belong to an English trawler that shipwrecked on the shore in 1948.

Duration: 25 minutes

Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, Hellnar 356 Iceland

The cliffs and the remaining pinnacles are the remains of a former volcano brutally attacked by the forces of the ocean over the centuries. The site is popular with bird lovers where as seabirds nest in the cliffs. On a good day, there is a stunning view over to Snæfellsjökull glacier and if you are lucky, you might even spot some elves.

Duration: 15 minutes

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Klettsbud 7 Hellissandur Iceland

Snæfellsjökull volcano and glacier is the true star of the area and it's great landmark. It can be well seen from far away on a good day, even from Reykjavík. It's known for it's special and powerful energy that people feel when around it. Many Icelanders head to the roots of the volcano to recharge their batteries and aliens where even expected to land on top of the glacier in 1993, attracting a great number of people and journalists from all around the world. The volcano became known after the Fresh author, Jules Verne made it part of his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth where an entrance leading to the center of the earth is found at the top of Snæfellsjökull. The glacier is a popular destination for hikers, skiers and other adventurers alike.

Duration: 30 minutes

Arnarstapi, Arnarstapi, West Region

Arnarstapi village is sitting in close quarters to Snæfellsjökull and being overlooked by a majestic mountain called Stapi, given it's name to the town. Arnarstapi is a picturesque town allowing for wonderful walks from the harbor and along the wonderful coastline up to an impressive monument of the area's protector, Bárður Snæfellsáss. When strolling along the coast you easily come empowered by the forces of nature, the energy from the ocean, the power from the volcano, and the rugged Beaty of different coastal features spotted during the walk. Basalt columns, petrified elephants, blow wholes, and seabirds are only a few to be mentioned. Once back on the bus, the scenic drive back to Reykjavík takes a good 2,5 hours. If time and conditions are right your guide will probably let you in on a few more secrets on the way.

Duration: 1 hour

Meeting point

Traveller pickup is offered.

Airports:

  • Keflavik Intl Airport, 235 Keflavikurflugvollur Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

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Additional Information
  • 9 Hours Tour Duration includes the travel time and free time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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