Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell Tour


Join us to explore the varied landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland, often called  'Iceland in a nutshell'. On this full-day excursion, we discover mountains, black-sand beaches, villages, and more!

On this tour, you'll see some of Iceland's most famous locations. First up is Kirkjufell, a mountain that looks like an arrowhead and is famous for its looks and waterfalls. Then, we'll visit Djúpalónssandur, a beach with black pebbles and old shipwreck stories. We'll explore Arnarstapi, a cozy fishing village, see a natural rock bridge, and visit a 19th-century church. You'll also get to see seals and amazing rock formations that nature made all by itself. Ending in Borgarnes, a cute village, this trip shows you Iceland's sensational nature and unique places that you can't find anywhere else.

Duration 12 hours


  • Borgarnes
  • Kirkjufell
  • Olafsvik
  • Budakirkja
  • Arnarstapi
  • Djupalonssandur
  • Ytri Tunga
  • Midgja
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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!

  • Samples of Icelandic music
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Small Icelandic treat
  • Time for lunch (not incl. in price)
  • Certified driver/guide
  • ...and a lot of fun
  • First of all you have to bring the good mood
  • Warm clothes, the weather in Iceland changes quickly
  • In Iceland we say: Dress like the weather. 
  • There is not much hiking in this tour, but it is always good to bring good shoes with you

What is the cancelation policy?

  • Full refund if canceled due to weather. The cancelation fee can be withheld if canceled with short notice.

     - 1 day notice: 100% charge


What is the pickup time?

  • For all our scheduled tours, pickup usually takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 am. We kindly ask you to be ready at your pickup location at 8:00 am.


When will we be back in Reykjavík?

  • Your Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell tour is approx. 11 hours, so we will be back in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 19:30.


Do you pick up from my hotel?

  • There are many areas in Reykjavík where buses are restricted so we only pick up from selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. For a detailed list of pickup locations please follow this link: If your accommodation is not on the list, please drop us a line at [email protected]


Do you pick up from the airport?

  • No, we don't do it in our regular pickup. If you want a private transfer from the airport to your hotel, drop us a line and we will send you a quote.


Do you have an age limit on your tours?

  • Yes, the age limit is 5 years old. If you are traveling with a child, please let us know so we can arrange a booster or child seat.


I'm a vegan/vegetarian, is there anything I need to know?

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer any special treats for vegans. Our small treat does contain dairy. For both vegans and vegetarians, there are viable options at both Geysir and Reynisfjara, where we break for lunch at the Golden Circles and South Coast tours, respectively.


Is lunch included?

  • No, our lunch breaks in the Golden Circle tours are in the Geysir area - there are a couple of very nice restaurants there. On the South Coast tour, the lunch break is in Reynisfjara. There is no guaranteed lunch break on the Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell tour.


What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations by customers have to be made with 24-hour notice (8:00 am the day before the tour) or no refund will be given. If Your Day Tours cancels a tour due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances customers receive a full refund. All cancellations need to be made via email or confirmed with us over the phone.

What can I do when I can not finalize my booking because of an error/my credit card not being accepted?

  • If you've exhausted all other means we can send you a secure payment link to finalize the booking. Just send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you finalize your booking.
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