Snæfellsnes photo day tour

Visit Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsular

Journey to the centre of the earth with this epic full day photo tour of Snæfellsnes. You will certainly feel connected to the centre of the Earth as you stand on an ancient lava field surrounded by tinder cones and photograph the twisted rocks. The Snæfellsnes Peninsular hosts some of Iceland’s oldest and dormant volcanoes including the endangered Snæfellsjökull. There are many beautiful coastlines with mad basalt forms and centuries of Icelandic fishing history.

Seasons: Running all seasons.


Summer: The 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 photo day tour takes you to some remote places and gives you time to explore with your camera. The main selling point of the Snæfellsnes peninsular is the incredible coastlines and lava fields. Catch the waves at the right time and you are guaranteed great looking photographs.

The Snæfellsnes photo trip works well in both Summer and Winter. The mountain road up to the glacier becomes open around Mid-Summer. From here you will have great views over Snæfellsnes with fantastic photo opportunities. During the Winter, a layer of snow on Kirkjufell and some ice on Kirkjufellsfoss cannot be topped! The South Snæfellsnes peninsular coastline with turbulent waves is stunning in Winter light.



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 or browse some local books.

Budir black church

The Black Church at Buðir

Visit the home 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.

Snæfellsnes Day Tour

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. Snæfellsnes is 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.


The famous Church mountain is often 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) and one of the may levels of waterfall in your scene.


Shared photo tours cannot be confirmed with less than 4 passengers. They are run in an SUV or minibus with a professional photography/driver. Maximum passengers = 8. A single ticket is for 1 passenger. A twin ticket is for 2 passengers.

Private tours are confirmed quickly and they can be shared with other passengers. The price is for up to 4 passengers, if your group is larger than 4 please select 2 private tours (or more) or standard tour tickets.


8-10 hours (flexible)

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels.
  • Everyone welcome.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Pro photo guides


Looking for something longer?


After a photo-shoot around the famous ‘Kirkjufell‘ (Church mountain) we stop for a great meal in the pleasant Snæfellsnes fishing village of Grundafjörður.

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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Kirkjufellsfoss Iceland photo location.

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