We visit Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsular

Journey to the center of the earth with this epic full day photo tour of Snæfellsnes. From Reykjavik we drive through the Hvalfjörður tunnel and after stopping at Borgarnes for refreshments, we head to the wild west. The Snæfellsnes Peninsular hosts some of Iceland’s oldest inactive volcanoes including the endangered Snæfellsjökull. There are many lava fields and volcanic craters scattered around the most beautiful mountain range in Iceland.

Kirkjufellsfoss Snæfellsness

Seasons: Running all year round.


Summer: The photo tour may start early afternoon in Summer. This trip may involve shooting through the night hours (20.00-02.00) and returning to Reykjavik early morning during Mid-Summer. We will revert to daylight hours through August.

Winter: Regular morning starts from 07.30 – 09.30 for most of the Winter.

Duration: around 10 hours

This Iceland photo tour takes you to some remote places. The main selling point of the Snæfellsnes peninsular is the incredible coastline. Catch the waves at the right time and you are guaranteed great looking photographs.


Some of our favourite coastlines are on the Snæfellsnes Peninsular. Knowing the best view points can really help you get the shot right first time. These cliffs are also home to a wide variety of seabirds, such as kitty-wakes and guillemots and the occasional puffin. There are some amazing local restaurants in the coastal towns, plenty of chance to try some local food.

Budir black church

The Black Church at Buðir


Visit the location of Iceland’s serial killer as well as some quaint churches.

We visit several photo locations at a flexible pace to get the best light and conditions. Emphasis will be on getting you to a top location for the sunset.

Londrangar Snæfellsness

Our 8-10 hour of Iceland’s fascinating Snæfellsnes Peninsular is a good value adventure.   As the setting for Jule’s Verne’s “Journey to the center of the earth”, the magic will also hit you from time to time as we explore the nooks and crannies of this crazy headland shaped by violent eruptions, the weather and generations of Icelanders. The highlight is Kirkjufellsfoss, but there are amazing coastlines and lava fields to keep us busy before we get there.
Our main stop, so the tour will try to be here for the sunset. This fascinating waterfall complex has 2 levels and a wide variety of access points. The challenge is to include the Church mountain (Kirkjufell) in your scene.

Kirkjufellsfoss Iceland photo location.

Kirkjufellsfoss Iceland photo location.

Fishing pot breaker

After a photo-shoot around the famous ‘Kirkjufell‘ (Church mountain) we stop for a great meal in the pleasant Snæfellsnes fishing village of Grundafjörður.
  • The photo tour includes pick-up and drop-off from the Reykjavik area.
  • The tour welcomes photographers and sightseers.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Professional photographer.

Private photo tours

Private photo tours are quick to confirm and extra flexible to fit your plans. You can choose to share your private tour which will reduce costs as passengers join.

Shared photo tours

quality tours with other passengers. Confirmation depends on passenger numbers. These must be requested on the Shared tour request page.

Booking form for private tours

Location & sharing options are on the second stage of the application.
Please use the Shared tour request page if you need other passengers to share.

Sightseeing tours

A selection of Snæfellsnes Peninsular tours from our partners.
Itinerary & timings may differ from our advertised photo tours


Please use the contact form to ask any questions.

Snæfellsness Locations:

  • Borgarnes – beautiful views across Borgarfjörður – Walter Mitty scene
  • Buðir – the black church
  • Arnarstapi – seastacks and arches – quirky lunch cafe
  • Djuparlon – a cove with a ship wreck and heavy lifting stones for strong men (and ladies)
  • Londrangar – colourful bird cliffs and view of Snæfellsjökull
  • Snæfellsjökull – jeep tours can drive over the volcano route in late Summer
  • Olafsvík – fishing village
  • Grundarfjörður – Kirkjufell – the famous Church Mountain
  • Berserkurhraun – a crazy lava field for Jeep tours

Intended as possible locations and may depend on weather conditions.

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