Snæfellsnes sightseeing tour

These sightseeing tours 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 you explore the nooks and crannies of this crazy headland shaped by violent eruptions, the weather and people. The highlight is Kirkjufellsfoss, but there are amazing coastlines and lava fields to keep you busy before we get there.
Kirkjufellsfoss
Often the main stop. 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.

Smaller groups are more flexible with time and professional guides will have the opportunity to spend time to assist you.

Lava fields
The peninsular is dominated by some large lava fields which creep down to the shore from the mountains. There is a chance to capture some great colours on the Berserk rocks.



Seasons: Running all year.

Timings:
Summer: Most sightseeing tours make the most of the evening in Summer. Trips may revert to regular hours towards September.
Winter: Regular morning starts from 07.30 – 09.30 for most of the Winter.


Coastlines

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.

If you want to spread the cost of traveling to Iceland, this is a great way to be introduced to some great locations by our sightseeing partners.

Main 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
  • Olafsvík – fishing village with whale watching opportunities
  • Grundarfjörður – Kirkjufell – the famous Church Mountain

Intended as possible locations and may depend on weather conditions.

Book a sightseeing tour of Snæfellsnes with our travel partners

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