Snæfellsnes sightseeing tour
These sightseeing tours of Iceland’s fascinating Snæfellsnes Peninsular is an unforgetable adventure. 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.
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 bus tours from our partners.
Bus Travel Iceland
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.
- Group size: max. 15 guests
- Duration: 10 hours
Sightseeing tour includes
- Transport by bus
- Guided English language
The duration of the tour is 10 hours.
Gateway to Iceland
Our Snaefellsnes Tour takes you on an incredible journey. The national park at Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier where Jules Verne based his novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Our journey begins with the underwater tunnel under Hvalfjörður. Then we travel around the peninsula where we have the sea to our left and mountains to the right. Many of the locations are featured in the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013). We stop at the golden beach – one of the few beaches in Iceland with golden sand. We also visit small towns and fishing villages and the bird cliffs by the sea at Dritvík. We explore the fishing hamlets at Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Towards the end of the tour, we cross to the North side and stop at the famous church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell and the waterfall.
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?
Bus Travel Iceland
Experience the range of Icelandic natural beauty in just one area—the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
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
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is like a miniature version of Iceland. Amazing locations such as Snæfellsjökull glacier, black sandy beaches, bird cliffs and volcanic craters. Our sightseeing tour stops at the beautiful fishing village of Arnarstapi and the old old fishing village at Hellnar. We also visit Djúpalónssandur beach and the famous Kirkjufell mountain. The incredible scenes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula has inspired people all over the world including Jules Verne’s science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.
Private Tours of Snæfellsnes
Explore the peninsula in style and comfort. Listed here are private and semi-private tours of Snæfellsnes.
Choose to travel in Luxury SUV or Superjeep.
This Snæfellsnes Private tour will take you to visit Iceland‘s oldest trading town, Ólafsvík which dates to 1687, and the port at Stykkishólmur, which overlooks the Breiðarfjörður Bay. On this tour we visit Kirkjufell (463m) – a beautifully shaped mountain. Its name means ‘Church Mountain’ but it looks more like witches hat. The tour continues to Snæfellsjökull glacier for breathtaking views over the peninsula.
The Snæfellsnes area is also known for being populated by elves and trolls. But of course this nonsense isn’t true – there is no way you will see an elf or anything.
It said the glacier has powers of the force and Darth Vader said it was a stargate to another world. The scenery is inspiring. Exploring Snæfellsnes in a Luxury SUV makes the whole experience very memorable.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour highlights:
- Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
- Snæfellsjökull glacier
- Lóndrangar Bird cliffs
- Old old Fishing villages
- Kiss an elf in the nature
- Eat fresh blue mussels
Lava Cave Vatnshellir – 8000 year old lava tube is more than 200 meters long. A truly amazing experience.
Tours on Snæfellsnes
Tours that start and finish in Snæfellsnes locations.