Explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Join us on this adrenaline-filled day tour as we discover mountains, black sand beaches, villages, and more!
This action-packed full-day adventure begins in Reykjavík. Loaded on one of the comfort buses, you will be treated to breathtaking views of West Iceland before we even get to our first stop.
Snaefellsnes Peninsula has made a name for itself for its unusual and diverse landscapes. As we make our way to the first stop, we will ride across the moss-covered lava fields of Berserkjahraun. Viking legend has it that this is where two Swedish "berserkers" (members of rival tribes) created Iceland's first road. During your time in Iceland, you will learn that folklore still has a huge impact on modern-day culture and sites.
Located on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the first attraction of the day is the "arrowhead" mountain – Kirkjufell. The mountain protrudes from the ocean at 463 meters (1,519 feet) and towers over a fishing village below. With its unique shape and reflective effect in the water below, Kirkjufell is extremely popular with photographers. You won't want to forget your camera for this stop – not to mention the mountain is surrounded by some epic waterfalls.
Our next stop will be the cinematic Djúpalónssandur black pebble beach. Here your guide will treat you to some fascinating stories about local shipwrecks while you enjoy some awesome beach views.
Fishing villages are a key feature of any coastal tour in Iceland. For our excursion, we will stop in the charming town of Arnarstapi. Visit the town’s highlight Miðgjá bridge, a natural rock arch off the coast, and experience life away from the hustle and bustle. Just east of town, we'll stop at Búðakirkja, a lovely 19th-century church and of course check out the seals in Ytri-Tunga.
The journey back to Reykjavík is just as scenic as the departure. We will travel across more dynamic lava fields, some of which are home to basalt columns. These fascinating formations are geometric works of art made by mother nature herself.
Borgarnes – one of Iceland's many charming villages – will be our last stop before arriving at the capital. Here, we will stop for lunch where you could buy a famous Icelandic hot dog or other refreshments – the perfect end to an amazing day!
- 1 day notice: 100% charge
Your Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell tour is approx. 11 hours, so we will be back in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 19:30.