Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell Tour

Overview

Explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Join us on this adrenaline-filled day tour as we discover lava caves, 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.

Use promo code JULY2021 to get 15% off. Discount works for any travel time, for bookings until July 31 (including). Apply the promo code in step 2 of the booking process.

Duration 12 hours
Availability All Year
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio

Highlights

  • 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 grab a famous Icelandic hot dog or other refreshments – the perfect end to an amazing day!

  • Samples of Icelandic music
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Taste of traditional Icelandic food
  • 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 cancellation policy?

  • Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

     - 1 day notice: 100% charge

 

What is the pickup time?

  • Pickup starts at 8:00 for all our tours so be ready then. Usually we come between 8:00 and 8:30.

 

When will we be back in Reykjavík?

  • Your South Coast tour is aprox. 10 hours, so we will be back in Reykjavík between 18:00 and 18:30. 

 

Do you pickup from my hotel?

  • We pickup from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. If you are staying downtown, within the area restricted to busses, we will ask you to go to the closest bus stop (see list of bus stops here). If your accommodation is not on the pickup list, please drop us a line.

 

Do you pickup 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 age limit in your tours?

  • Yes, the age limit is 2 years old. If you are travelling with a child, please let us know so we can arrange a booster or childseat.

 

I'm a vegan

  • Unfortunately we do not offer any special snacks for vegetarians or vegans. At Geysir and Reynisfjara there are quite a few options for all needs.

 

Is lunch included?

  • No, our lunch breaks in the Golden Circle tours are at the Geysir area - there are a couple of very nice restaurants there. On the South Coast tour the lunch break is in Reynisfjara.

 

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