Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a world of diversity, comprising many of Iceland's unique features on one peninsula. It is called "Iceland in a nutshell" for a reason. The magic and beauty of this legendary area are immortalized in Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik and continues west towards the Snaefellsness peninsula, following a scenic route of dramatic landscapes. We will make a short stop in Borgarnes for refreshments, allowing you to pick up supplies for the day ahead.
We'll drive to the northern coast of Snaefellsnes, where we'll come across a spectacular lava field named Berserkjahraun. According to Viking legends, this is the place where two Swedish "berserkers" forged Iceland's first road, which went over to the south side of the peninsula through a highland pass.
Then, we'll travel through an area surrounded by breathtaking mountains. The site is home to one of the most photographed iconic landmarks in Iceland, Kirkjufell Mountain. This symmetrical mountain towers 463 m (1519 ft) up from the shoreline, "church mount" is its name translated to English, and you can see why.
We'll make a stop here and explore the two waterfalls named Kirkjufellsfossar. Don't forget your camera on the bus - this is one of the most picturesque locations in Iceland!
Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik at 8:00. Then, we'll make the scenic drive west and quickly enter Iceland's rural heartlands – a glorious untouched glacial landscape replete with dramatic mountain peaks and imposing volcanoes. We'll make a stop in Borgarnes along the way so that you can have a quick snack in preparation for the coming adventures.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour is famous for its diverse selection of wildlife, and you'll see many different birds on the way.
Our first stop is Berserkjahraun lava field – where, according to Viking folklore, a pair of Swedish berserkers forged Iceland's first road. Later we will visit the iconic Kirkjufell, which may well be the most photographed mountain in the world. It rises like an idyllic emerald turret 463 meters into the sky. Your friendly guide will take you to the Kirkjufoss Waterfall– the best place to snap a photo of this stunningly beautiful scene.
After a stop at Olafsvik, our adventure continues to Djúpalónssandur. This black-pebbled beach is a geological wonder. Keep an eye out for the old shipwreck of a British trawler that ran aground in 1948. Then we head out to the lovely town of Arnarstapi and stop at Búðakirkja - a 19th-century church painted all black! The last few stops will take us to the village of Borgarnesand Ytri-Tunga, a place where seals love to hang out.
After an unforgettable day filled with adventures, we'll drop you back in Reykjavik.
We recommend wearing warm clothing and sturdy hiking shoes for the tour. If you don’t own these items, you can rent them from us during the booking process (this service is not available on the tour day).
This tour takes place for most of the year – please ensure that you dress appropriately.
We will make regular stops for food; however, meals are not included, meaning we recommend bringing some snacks for the tour.
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula & Kirkjufell Small Group Day Tour
The pickup time is stated on your voucher and therefore we recommend you to review your voucher carefully. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated as you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the right pick up time that you chose when booking the tour. Wait for your guide at your assigned pick up location. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you. View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Alcohol is prohibited on all of our tours before and during activities. If we find the participant to be intoxicated, we will prohibit them from taking part in the activity. After the activities of the day are finished then you are more than welcome to have a drink and relax.
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In Iceland, the standard is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs. If you are visiting from the UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs, therefore, we highly recommend you to bring an adaptor.