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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour takes place a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Bus Trip

2. From Reykjavík: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Bus Trip

Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula on this bus day trip from Reykjavik. Travel through the Snæfellsjökull National Park and visit the charming village of Arnarstapi. Stoll on a black pebble beach, capture pictures of mount Kirkjufell, and admire Snæfellsjökull glacier. Choose a tour with the option of being picked up at your hotel or a stop located near your hotel, or select a tour with a centrally located meeting point in Reykjavík. Board the comfortable bus which has Wi-Fi access, so you can upload your photos on the go. Stop to enjoy the small village of Arnarstapi and take a walk through the rugged beauty of the rock formations on the shore. Visit the gorgeous black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur and see its fantastical rock formations. Listen as your guide tells you stories of the shipwrecks off the coast. Enjoy views of the mountain Kirkjufell, which was used to depict the Arrowhead Mountain in the series Game of Thrones. With some additional stops along the route you’ll get a good overall sense of the magical influence of the 700,000-year-old Snæfellsjökull glacier. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour.

Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Tour

3. Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Tour

Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, described as “Iceland in Miniature,” on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Following your transfer from the city center, travel along the coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snæfellsnes Glacier, enjoying mountain scenery on one side, and the unique Breiðafjörður beach on the other. Locals call it the "Golden Beach" as it is one of the only beaches in Iceland that is not made of black sand. Pass small towns and fishing villages, including the hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, and see spectacular birds nesting in cliffs by the sea. Look out for other wildlife, including - if you are lucky - seals! End in the center of the park at the mighty Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, made famous by Jules Verne in “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” On the north side of the peninsula you will see the famous church-shaped Kirkjufell Mountain, with the nearby waterfall of Kirkjufellfoss.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 100 reviews

This trip is exactly what it promises to be: a well-planned and well-executed full day excursion to a beautiful place rich not only in breathtaking sceneries but also in culture and history, all of which are extremely enoyable in the company of all the nice people and the friendly, funny, smart guide I met. I can only recommend it to anyone interested in Icelandic culture, nature, and the stories they still tell - either in the form of the unforgettable saga-sites or as some notable places for film-shootings recognized by many people all around the world. All the stops are valuable (with context provided by the guide) and there are never too great distances between them, which makes this trip perfect for all ages. The bus gives enough comfort to enjoy this trip even in bad weather, but nothing is comparable to the minutes when the sun comes out every now and then to accompany the travellers on their magical journey through one of the most astonishing places of Earth.

Die Tour kann man nur empfehlen. Bei der Tour ist alles geboten -Fjorde, Vulkane, Gletscher, schwarze Sandstrände, Seerobben- Wir hatten einen super einheimischen Guide "Simon", welcher uns während der Fahrt und an den Haltestellen viel Info's gab. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe und die Atmosphäre war lässig und unkompliziert. Wir hatten an den Haltepunkten genug Zeit alles anzusehen, die Landschaft zu genießen und Simons Erzählungen zu lauschen. Das ganze wurde noch mit eine Kaffeepause und einem leckeren Mittagessen abgerundet. Einfach super :) :)

Absolutely gorgeous tour!! So many incredible views, all the waterfalls, the black beach, the rocks, everything was so picturesque and beautiful. It was also a very peaceful and relaxing tour. We got to see everything and had enough time at all locations. Our guide and driver HBO was very nice and entertaining. He played amazing Icelandic music during the drives to the locations, and it was a very nice touch! Would 100% recommend!!!!

Tom did it! He turned a 12 hour trip into a completely amazing ride. We saw beautiful places always followed by the history behind them. What a great and fun way to end our time in Iceland.

Everything absolutely worth seeing. The tour guide Siggi was very pleasant and authentic.