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Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

1. Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip including Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn the local legends and see a seal colony. Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. Next, head to Kirkjufell, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (available from February - November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas. Finally, discover a deeper understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga. Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

From Reykjavík: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour

2. From Reykjavík: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour

In one day, you will experience diverse Icelandic scenery. Volcanic Craters, Arnarstapi sea cliffs, bird live and costal rocks, Black sand of Djúpalónssandur, the majestic peak of Kirkjufell which is shaped like an arrowhead, the seal colony and birds live, the black church, lava fields of Berserkjahraun etc. Snæfellsnes National Park is a peninsula in Western Iceland. The peninsula is a detour from the ring-road, worth visiting. You will witness breathtaking attractions. Snæfellsjökull the glacier which is the main attraction and one of a three volcanic systems on the peninsula. It is now an active independent volcanic system away from the main Atlantic rift system. The glacier itself is a cone shaped volcano which erupted last time 1700 years ago. Snæfellsjökull and its surroundings was the first national park established in Iceland and known as the Jewel of the West. Attractions are also the iconic black church to the towering Kirkjufell mountain which was made popular by Game of Thrones. Others are are dramatic sea cliffs/rocks with spectacular bird life , fishing villages, colorful beaches and Volcanic lava landscapes with moss.

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What people are saying about Berserkjahraun

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 272 reviews

Highly recommend to book this daytrip! Very well planned tour in a modern minibus with maximum 20 guests. Pickup was as expected, we managed to stop at all locations and had enough time to enjoy each of them. The guide/driver did an amazing job giving us plenty of information about the spots, iceland in general and shared his personal recommendations. He even walked with us to certain spots to explain more. Given the early sunset in November, he found the right balance between giving us enough time to enjoy all spots during daylight but also hurrying in order to actually see all spots before it went pitchblack. Even as a female solo traveler I always felt safe.

This tour was the first trip I had in Iceland and the views were breathtaking. Our guide was Adonis and he was super funny, relaxed and made the trip very enjoyable. On the way to the sites we heard some interesting sagas and cool information about Iceland in general. Highly recommend this tour. The only thing I didn't like, was that the windows of the bus were too dark so I wasn't able to see nature colours as they are.

An amazing experience, the trip was taken to small locations but they turned out to be quite happening. The tour guide/driver (Adonis) was very kind and made us feel like we were actually on holidays. He played good music and told stories, also giving us enough time at each stop. Highly recommended this.

Amazing day with beautiful sites. Our tour guide Yandi was amazing and so friendly. It was a bit of a windy day but still got to see everything. Honestly one of the best tours we did in Iceland. Would 100% recommend !