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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, and see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Take a photo stop at the famed Black Church at Budir, and spot seals lolling in the sea at Ytri Tunga beach. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour visits a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

Iceland: Complete Island Self-Guided Audioguide

2. Iceland: Complete Island Self-Guided Audioguide

With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. It includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

Grundarfjörður: Classic Mt. Kirkjufell Kayaking Adventure

3. Grundarfjörður: Classic Mt. Kirkjufell Kayaking Adventure

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 necessary equipment for a fun and safe time on the water. Your kit will include a dry suit, a life jacket, shoes and gloves, and of course, a thermal undersuit. You will spend a total of 70 minutes on the water, first heading towards “Seal Skerry”, an area of incredible wildlife which includes various species of birds, and as the name suggests, some resident seals. From this location you will have a fantastic view of Mount Kirkjufell, which stands proud and domineering over the landscape. Keen observers of pop culture will recognize 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.

Iceland: Midnight Sun Kayaking Adventure

4. Iceland: Midnight Sun Kayaking Adventure

This tour begins at the kayaking base beside the shoreline. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will give a quick lesson on the basics of controlling your vessel, as well as hand out all of the necessary equipment. Once on the water, you will be surrounded by a breadth of captivating natural scenery, including, of course, Mount Kirkjufell, most famous for its starring role as “the mountain like an arrowhead” in HBO’s award-winning TV series, Games of Thrones. As you head towards "Seal Skerry", you will also see firsthand various species of birdlife, as well as some of the resident seals that call the area home. You will then continue around the base of Mount Kirkjufell, gaining various perspectives of this incredible feature. Upon returning to the shore, you will be invited to warm up with a hot beverage on the deck.

Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

5. Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

This 2-hour sea kayak tour is the perfect opportunity to discover Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best. Escape the crowds on this excursion and travel along the coastline to some of the most remote islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. Enjoy scenic landscapes from sea level and see the surrounding glaciers and volcanoes of the peninsula. The tour will start at the kayak base located in the center of the charming village of Stykkishólmur. After a short paddle, the tour arrives at the first landmark, Landey, the world famous eiderdown harvesting location. Later, the tour visits shipwrecks, including the eerie wreckage of the Thorgeir. Occasionally kayakers spot the king of Iceland’s birdlife, the white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on the islands. The white tail eagle is a rare and unforgettable sight. Then, after a short paddle break, the tour threads between local islands before returning to shore.

West Iceland : Exclusive Day Tour of Snaefellsnes

6. West Iceland : Exclusive Day Tour of Snaefellsnes

Our private tailor-made day tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a unique and unforgettable experience that immerses you in the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's west coast. Starting from Reykjavik, your private guide will take you on a scenic drive through lava fields, past towering mountains and picturesque fishing villages, and along winding coastal roads that offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the tour, your guide will regale you with stories and legends about the area, sharing their knowledge of Icelandic history, culture, and geography. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, and your guide will be happy to recommend local restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a delicious meal or snack. Personalized experience: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes offers a personalized experience that caters to the specific interests and needs of each visitor. This means that you can explore the region at your own pace and focus on the attractions that interest you the most. Expert guide: Our knowledgeable and experienced guide will take you to the best spots in Snaefellsnes and provide you with fascinating insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. You'll learn a lot and have a great time doing it! Comfortable vehicle: Our spacious and comfortable vehicle is equipped with all the amenities you need to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. You'll be able to relax and take in the stunning scenery without worrying about transportation logistics. Flexibility: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes is completely flexible, meaning you can customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you want to spend more time hiking, sightseeing, or taking photos, we can accommodate your needs. Unforgettable memories: Snaefellsnes is one of the most beautiful and unique regions in Iceland, and our private day tour is designed to help you make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. You'll see incredible landscapes, meet friendly locals, and experience the magic of Iceland in a way that few visitors ever do. Here is a detailed itinerary for a Private Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Pick up from hotel in Reykjavik Visit Ytri-Tunga beach to see seals Explore Arnarstapi village and coastal cliffs Lunch break in Stykkisholmur Visit Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall Stop at Djupalonssandur black sand beach Explore Saxholl crater and lava fields Drop off at hotel in Reykjavik This itinerary allows for plenty of time to see some of the most beautiful and unique sights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Please note that this is just a suggested itinerary and can be customized to fit your interests and preferences.

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What people are saying about Grundarfjörður

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,232 reviews

It was fantastic .. glad to have a window seat and even happier that it was a small group 👌 The minibus was full and not much space with wearing lots of heavy coats though. Peter, our driver was excellent. He was very informative and safe with the road conditions being very icy!! He gave clear, safe instructions to everyone about the walking routes and ice.. advising those without crampons to not take the longer routes and to take the easier alternatives. This was good advice because J saw many people fall (not from our group) who had not got the right footwear! Excellent trip

Beautiful excursion in a wilder and less touristy area of nature. We went with a smaller van, and our guide was an original Viking 😄 born in northern Iceland and truly in love with his land. He conveyed this feeling to us very well. Black beach with high waves, the power of the ocean was clearly felt. Volcanic mountains, sheer coastlines, and much more. Without a doubt an uncontaminated and wild nature. Stupendous! Thank you

One of the most beautiful excursions, but the guide we had made everything better. Alan was very good, nice and very sensitive. It means so much... thanks Alan.

Omar is a wonderful person and the best guide!! Our tour was amazing thanks to him, he was simply, funny, interesting, he has passion and we love it! <3

The guide was also very good, there weren&#39;t too many people so I was able to relax and participate.