Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Activity provider: Holiday Tours

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Activity provider: Holiday Tours
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Journey to the center of the earth to visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a trip from Reykjavik, and explore the stunning Kirkjufell and Berserkjahraun lava fields.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup at the start time. Please note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes. Due to traffic restrictions in downtown Reykjavik, your pick-up may be from one of the tour bus stops. Please check your email before the tour.



Itineraries can change at the last minute due to weather conditions and other factors.

11 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • Borgarnes (coffee)

    • Extra fee
  • Berserkjahraun (photo stop)

  • Kirkjufell (photo stop)

  • Saxhóll Crater (photo stop)

  • Djúpalónssandur (photo stop)

  • Arnarstapi (photo stop)

  • Búðakirkja (photo stop)

  • Ytri Tunga (photo stop)

  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Appreciate a small group experience
  • Learn about Icelandic sagas
  • Admire Iceland's most photographed mountain
  • Explore one of the most beautiful black sand beaches
Full description

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See what Iceland has to offer on one trip including the Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn about 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 (visited only from March – 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 more in-depth 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 (only from March - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Credit card
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Intoxication
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Smoking indoors
  • Baby carriages
  • Touching marine life
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Nudity
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  •  Due to traffic restrictions in downtown Reykjavik, your pickup may be from one of the tour bus stops
  • Please check your emails before the tour
  •  The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather
  • The order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions
  •  In the winter we may need to adjust timings to the limited amount of daylight
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 419 reviews

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it was a wonderful day! everything was just perfect - Icelandic nature, our guide - driver Michal, Icelandic music and weather. The route is chosen very responsibly, the time is precisely calculated, as much as the visitor needs at that stopping point. We are satisfied and wish success to the organizers!

March 19, 2023

The best tour I ever have. Andjey (or AJ as he allowed him to name), our guide and driver in one person was amazing, he knows millions stories about Icelandic history and culture, about the Vikings, you can get an answer on every question you have. Even though the weather wasn't the best, slippery, snowy, he drove very carefully and we always were in time. We made a lot of stops, each stop had enough time to make photos, locations are stunning, the best views I have ever seen in my life. Also AJ added some extra stops which was really nice. Overall, prepare food and drinks, use toilet when you have a chance and enjoy the trip. If you want to hear nice stories ask AJ for this tour.

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January 22, 2023

Breathtaking landscapes and many photo stops thanks to our guide who knew everything about nature, lava fields, the country & people and the Vikings. I found the small group very pleasant, especially there you have the opportunity to make individual stops and pester the driver with questions. Thank you for this great day!

January 21, 2023

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