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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour takes place a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

2. Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

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

From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Private Day Trip

3. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged beauty of the Snæfellsjökull National Park on this day trip from Reykjavik. After getting picked up from your hotel in the morning, travel through the region of Snæfellsnes. Enjoy panoramic views of the area's rolling cliffs, lava fields, and mountains. Upon arrival at your first stop, Ólafsvík, enjoy a wander through the streets of Iceland's oldest market town and stop for lunch at a delicious local restaurant. Next, continue to Stykkishólmur and take in breathtaking views of Breiðarfjarðarflói. Later, head to Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Listen to your local guide's stories about the elves and trolls who are said to live here and learn more about the glacier's mythical history before returning to Reykjavik.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 825 reviews

Its a bit of a long drive but the scenery is just stunning on the drive which total makes up for it, that and we were on a mini bus and not a coach. It's the only time in Iceland that I heard music from Icelandic bands as the driver made a point to play music when he was not giving us information, I love this so much as every where else was English/ US music. The guide himself knew his stuff, was full of information and stories and talk through wages, Icelandic life in general trolls, geology, geothermal and loads more. I loved how bus travel Iceland deliberately makes a point to take you to a few locations off the tourist trap routes on all my trips with them.

Die Tour kann man nur empfehlen. Bei der Tour ist alles geboten -Fjorde, Vulkane, Gletscher, schwarze Sandstrände, Seerobben- Wir hatten einen super einheimischen Guide "Simon", welcher uns während der Fahrt und an den Haltestellen viel Info's gab. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe und die Atmosphäre war lässig und unkompliziert. Wir hatten an den Haltepunkten genug Zeit alles anzusehen, die Landschaft zu genießen und Simons Erzählungen zu lauschen. Das ganze wurde noch mit eine Kaffeepause und einem leckeren Mittagessen abgerundet. Einfach super :) :)

This was a lovely road trip style tour, we had a great guide who was really knowledgeable about the geography of Iceland. The bus stop in reykavik was easy to find and pickup was easy, just bare in mind that there are no loos close to the bus stop so make sure you go before. The resturant that we stopped at for lunch was delicious and served fresh fish dishes. Overall I had a really great day and would highly reccomed this tour.

Tom did it! He turned a 12 hour trip into a completely amazing ride. We saw beautiful places always followed by the history behind them. What a great and fun way to end our time in Iceland.

Great tour, very well organised, beautiful places to see, good guide and last but not least we had a very comfortable bus.