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.
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.
Smaller groups are more flexible with time and professional guides will have the opportunity to spend time to assist you.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
A selection of Snæfellsnes Peninsular tours from our partners.
Itinerary & timings may differ from our advertised photo tours
Explore the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this premium sightseeing tour.
On our tour, we will visit the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi, Grundarfjordur and Hellnar. Spectacular mountains such as Kirkjufell greet us on our trip around the peninsula. The volcanic landscape of lava fields and craters at Ljósufjöll show fascinating geology. We visit the black beach at Djúpalónssandur with great views of the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier. We may even see seals.
This is a relaxed tour with no rush.
Our professional guides will share local knowledge and great stories.
Sightseeing tour includes
- Transport by bus
- Guided English language
The duration of the tour is 10 hours.
On this trip, we explore dramatic volcanic landscapes, sea cliffs and golden beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This West Iceland peninsula is an important setting for the Icelandic Sagas and also inspired Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Our sightseeing tour takes you around the coastline and the imposing Snæfellsnes Glacier. The first stop is “Búðir” with its famous black church. Then we visit the charming fishing villages of “Arnarstapi” and “Hellnar”. In Hellnar you can see the Hellnar Church which was built in 1945. At “Djúpalónssandur” we can stretch our legs on the black sand beach. We complete the circle in “Ólafsvík” where we will have a late lunch around 14:00-14:30 (not included).
Enjoy this sightseeing day tour exploring the variety of locations on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Black sands, golden sands, lava formations, Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Guided bus tour, pick up and drop off
What do I need to bring?
The main Sights of our sightseeing tour include the Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, basalt columns, Bird cliffs and Kirkjufell (church mountain) with Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
What do I need to bring?
Our sightseeing tour will explore the sweet fishing villages of Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. The tour visits spectacular mountains such as Kirkjufell and volcanic craters at Ljósufjöll. Our travels include the shipwreck beach at Djúpalónssandur and the picturesque Snæfellsjökull glacier. We also visit the seals at Ytri Tunga.
We are in no hurry, this is a relaxed tour.
What does the tour include?
- Experienced Driver/guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from selected Reykjavik area hotels
What to bring
Warm clothes, waterproofs and good shoes
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