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Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

4.3 / 5

29 reviews

Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

From US$ 152 per person

Discover West Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula, its lava fields, and wild beauty. See black sand beaches and charming villages.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is offered at authorized points in Reykjavik.


  • Stop at the charming village of Arnarstapi
  • Explore the picturesque sites of Mt Kirkjufell and Búðakirkja
  • Visit Snæfellsnes National Park and hear stories about shipwrecks
Full description
See colorful wildlife throughout your 12-hour tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain, rising 463 meters out of the sea. Stop at the charming village of Arnarstapi to see the breathtaking cliff formations. Visit the black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur in Snæfellsnes National Park. Hear interesting stories from your guide of shipwrecks and adventures. Travel past impressive landscapes on the way to the northern side of the peninsula. Enjoy views of Gerðuberg Natural Heritage Site and the dramatic lava field of Berserkjahraun. Stop by the picturesque black church, Búðakirkja
  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • Hiking shoes and a waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you let the supplier know in advance. The rental fee is ISK 1,000 per item
  • During the darkest winter months (December & January), Ytri Tunga will unfortunately not be visited on the tour as daylight is limited during this time period
  • Caving tour is optional. To add this to your booking, please contact the local tour operator after making your booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Good tour - We got a chance to see lots

I enjoyed this tour. The country side is breathtaking as we drove between stops. The guide gave us the option to eat on the bus so we could add a stop at a volcano crater. It was worth it! I much prefer that to wasting time to stop and eat. I can go to a restaurant anytime, how often do you get to see a volcano crater surrounded by a lava field? I also liked the lava cave, but you should be warned that it’s close to freezing down there all year round. The only thing we missed was getting to see the seals, but I suppose the tour guide can’t control the wildlife We visited the golden circle, and the south shore before doing this excursion. At first I was wondering if it would be worth it but I got to see amazing rock formations that weren’t anywhere else. I found the Iceland has a lot of variety all within a couple hours of the capital. Thanks Artic Adventures!

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July 30, 2019

Great tour - entertaining guide

Our guide, Emily, was fantastic! She had a litany of interesting stories and anecdotes to share with us on this very long day. We were very fortunate to have remarkably beautiful weather, which helped enhance the experience. We had more than enough time to enjoy every stop on the itinerary, there were a sufficient number of toilet breaks and Emily very clearly communicated how long it would be in between each break. The scenery itself was spectacular - we opted not to do the optional caving experience, and instead spent time roaming around by the lighthouse, which was delightful. The west coast is very different and I recommend people take the trip to see it. I specifically recommend this tour and Emily in particular!

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December 4, 2018

Wonderful scenery and fantastic expanses

Super nice trip, great guide, Jonas, nice ride in small group. It is a stressful journey because there is much to be taken on the journey and long distances to get there. Personally, I could have easily ignored the Church Mountain because the other places were even more amazing!

September 18, 2019

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