Guided Day Tour of Snaefellsnes
Explore the untamed wilderness of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and visit some of the most iconic natural wonders of Iceland that have been featured in popular TV shows like Game of Thrones. Visit small hamlets and fishing villages and marvel at the incredible Icelandic culture that is preserved to this day in these regions.
- Visit Kirkjufell, the famous 463m-tall ‘Arrowhead Mountain’ featured in Game of Thrones.
- Unwind on the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur.
- Admire the rich history of Hellnar, an ancient fishing village.
- Gaze at Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000-year-old glacier-capped stratovolcano that is visible if the conditions are clear.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
There are few places that embody the natural beauty and local culture of Iceland as extensively as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It has aptly been named “Iceland in Miniature”. Many of country’s defining tourist attractions lie in this peninsula. The glacier, lava caves, fishing villages, mountains, and beaches that constitute this location make it one of Iceland’s most visited parts.
Kirkjufell is Iceland’s most photographed mountains. It has many names including ‘Church Mountain’ and ‘Arrowhead Mountain’. It has seen multiple pop-culture references as well.
Djúpalónssandur is famous for its ‘four lifting stones’ that sit on the black sand beach. Men would prove their worth by picking up the stones and placing them on ledges that were at the height of about 3-feet from the ground. Hellnar and Arnarstapi are small fishing villages that have great historical significance. Many of the fishing facilities have been restored in these villages due to the increase in tourism. Snæfellsjökull is a stratovolcano that became quite popular after Jules Verne mentioned it in his book ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.
The first stop on this tour is Kirkjufell. Take photographs of this fantastic mountain and savor the picturesque surroundings. The water that surrounds the place reflects the mountain clearly makes it seem like Kirkjufell is stretching both inward and upward to the sky. You may also find fascinating fossilized fishes and birds. You will then head to Djúpalónssandur, home to one of the most beautiful black sand beaches in Iceland. After relaxing for a while and taking in the scenery, you will journey on to Arnarstapi through the village of Hellnar.
Learn about how the literary history and fishing industry of Iceland are embodied by this small village. Visit the harbours here that are still maintained quite well. There will be many more minor stops in towns and villages like Borgarnes before you return to Reykjavik. While food is not included in the package, you can purchase something to eat at any of the stops. While traveling along the western and southern edges of the peninsula, you might even be able to spot Snæfellsjökull, the wonderful stratovolcano that is capped by a glacier, if the visibility is good enough.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Free pick-up and drop-off at accommodations in downtown Reykjavik or Tour Bus Stops in Central Reykjavik
- Free WiFi
- Storage space for items as large as fold-up-wheelchairs or strollers
- Pick-up and drop-off services are not available for the following locations: Private accommodations, Hafnafjörður, Kópavogur, Garðabær, Keflavik or Grindavik
- Food is not included in the tour, but can be bought at any of the stops along the way
Know Before You Go
This tour is available all year round on all days of the week. The tour begins at 9 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick-up. The duration of the tour is 11 hours.
Rules and Regulations
Not fastening your seat-belt on the bus can lead to expulsion from the vehicle according to Icelandic law. Warm clothing and hot water is recommended.
Super-Flexible Cancellation Policy
Tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the tour for a full refund.
It was alright, too much driving. The distances are a lot and it was bad for my back.
I enjoy going on group tours inspite of being a solo traveler. Gives you a chance to meet new people and learn.
I wanted to make sure I saw all of Iceland and the Snaefellsnes region was on my radar. The arrow mountain especially was a pleasure to photograph and also the fishing villages.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. You can display your voucher on your mobile device along with some valid photo ID at the time of pick up.
You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. If you are accommodation is not inside Reykjavik, you will be picked up at BSI Bus Terminal or Hlemmur Square.
The ticket is valid only for the scheduled date and time.
Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik