Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Private Day Tour

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The Snæfellsnes peninsula has everything to show, from pristine lava fields, towering volcanoes, a mystical glacier, black and yellow sand beaches, a national park, and cliffs along the coastline.


  • The perfect tour for nature lovers and photographers
  • Exploring Iceland in a privately guided tour
  • Explore the ocean cliffs, lava fields, and waterfalls of west Iceland


We’ll leave Reykjavik early in the morning and head northwest, passing through the tunnel under Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord) and making a short stop in Borgarnes town, surrounded by reefs and mountains. We then head to the Bjarnarfoss waterfall, which falls from a high cliff and flows down a steep slope into a valley. After a short walk to the waterfall, we will visit the nearby old black church in Budir. This church fits perfectly with the magnificent panoramic views around it. Here, we will also take a short walk to the ocean coast, framed by black lava rocks and yellow volcanic sand. The most iconic and mysterious landmark of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is the Snafellsjokull glacier, a mighty volcano with an ice cap. This volcano is one of the most famous places in Iceland. Mystics believe that the volcano has a unique energy field. Without a doubt, this place is stunning, and the local landscapes will surprise even seasoned travelers. We will then stop at Arnarstapi, a small fishing village, to see the small harbor and the rocky arch of Gatklettur. The entire rocky coastline in Artnarstapi is so beautiful that it’s worth coming here just for that alone. Next, we will go to the rocky cliffs of Londrangar, located at the southern foot of the Snaefellsjökull volcano. Londrangar is a unique rock formation formed as a result of ancient eruptions. Londrangar and Svaltuf Hill are the remains of a crater washed out by the ocean. Local farmers never collected hay on the hill because, according to legend, it belonged to the elves. In summer, many seabirds nest on these rocks. And, of course, we will visit Djupalonsandur, a black pebble beach with the remains of a sunken trawler and mysterious cliffs rising above the ocean. Djupalonsandur is one of the few places on the coast of the peninsula that is not surrounded by high cliffs. In the old days, the beach was used as a fishing station, where rowing boats were moored, and people processed the caught fish on the shore. We then drive to the northern part of the peninsula to the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall at the foot of Kirkjufell Mountain. The mountain is one of the most photogenic places on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, attracting many photographers regardless of the season. Next, we will go through the Vatnalaid pass from the northern part of the peninsula to the south and return to Reykjavik. Please note: the route is subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.


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