Snæfellsnes Peninsular

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.

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.

Red Dwarf

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.

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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.

Buðir Iceland photo location


Londrangar Snæfellsness

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.

Sightseeing tours

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

Snæfellsnes Coastline #Iceland

Snæfellsnes Coastline

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.

    Snæfellsnes fishing villages

    Snæfellsnes fishing villages

    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).

  • Bilingual tour in English and German.
  • Duration: 11 hours

  • Enjoy this sightseeing day tour exploring the variety of locations on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Black sands, golden sands, lava formations, Snæfellsjökull glacier.

    Tour includes

    Guided bus tour, pick up and drop off

    What do I need to bring?

    Dress warmly with waterproof and sturdy shoes. Bring some snacks or buy them on route.



    Arnarstapi fishing village

    Arnarstapi fishing village

    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.

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • The main Sights of our sightseeing tour include the Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, basalt columns, Bird cliffs and Kirkjufell (church mountain) with Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.


    – Pick-up & drop-off in central Reykjavik

    What do I need to bring?

    Outdoor clothes, wind and waterproof, sturdy walking shoes. Bring your own refreshments or buy them on lunch and coffee stops along the way.

    Please note

    Our tours require a minimum number of 4 passenger in order to operate. We reserve the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
    Kirkjufell Mountain Snæfellsnes

    Kirkjufell Mountain

    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.

  • Duration: 10 hours.

  • 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

    Wonders of Snæfellsnes national park

    Wonders of Snæfellsnes

    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”.

  • Guided in English and German (see extra info)
  • Tour duration: 08:00 – 20:30

  • Tour includes

    Guided bus tour Pick up could be 30 minutes before departure


    English speaking guide: Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (1 Jun – 31 Aug), Sun (15 – 31 May & 1 – 15 Sep) & Wed & Sat (all year) German speaking guide: Sat (all year)

    Kirjufellsfoss Summer sunset
    Londrangar cliffs #Iceland

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    Londrangar Square #Iceland

    Kirkjufellsfoss summer #Iceland
    Kirkjufellsfoss fire #Iceland

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    Kirjufellsfoss Summer sunset
    Londrangar cliffs #Iceland

    Kirkjufellsfoss aurora #Iceland
    Londrangar Square #Iceland

    Kirkjufellsfoss summer #Iceland
    Kirkjufellsfoss fire #Iceland

    Kirkjufellsfoss pano #Iceland

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