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Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Natural Park Guided Day Tour

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Activity provider: Holiday Tours

Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Natural Park Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Holiday Tours
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From US$ 137.23 US$ 96.06 per person

Journey to the center of the earth and visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Visit the Berserkjahraun lava field, capture the mountain of Kirkjufell, and climb the stairs of a dormant volcanic crater.

About this activity

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up is between 08:30 and 09:00 AM. Please be ready at your pick-up location at 08:30 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • Appreciate a small group experience
  • Learn about Icelandic sagas
  • Admire Iceland's most photographed mountain
  • Explore one of the most beautiful black sand beaches
  • Watch seals laying on a beach
Full description

Visit Mini Iceland, or the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day tour. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip from lava fields, waterfalls, and folklore, to seals, volcanic craters, and mountains. Learn the local legends and see a local seal colony up close and personal.

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.

Picture next, 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.

Climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl, 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 the strong Icelandic ancestry.

Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength like 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. Discover a deeper understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century, all thanks to a woman named Steinunn. Find yourself at last at the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga. Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun. Find the exact place they love to relax, and try not to disturb their nap.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Driver and Guide
  • Free WiFi
  • Food and Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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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

  • The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Fantastic, varied tour with a top-class tour guide (Matti, a Slovenian). Despite the full, sometimes uncomfortable (for people from about 1.80 m) small group bus, the very good English-speaking, very informative, humorous and very friendly guide managed to "overplay" this. The points approached were as described in the program. A great day!

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June 22, 2022

I liked that this tour was a smaller group activity which covered the geological and cultural highlights of the peninsula. We were given ample time to explore and enjoy these features, while getting a good overall sense of place. We also made well timed convenience stops. Our driver Mattias is an archeologist and student of history, so was knowledgeable and engaged with the topics, and able to put them in context. The bus was clean and comfortable.

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June 12, 2022

Great experience, absolutely beautiful landscapes! In a small group, our guide Mattei took us to incredible spots and told us some Icelandic stories along the way. It was sunny, then windy, then rainy, that's the magic of Iceland! The mini van was very comfortable with wifi and usb socket. I find that these places are often underrated! But so much the better, there are a few fewer tourists and you can better enjoy the view! I recommend 100%

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June 10, 2022

Product ID: 408006