Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell Small group tour

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!

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About this activity

  • Duration: 12 Hours

  • Very easy

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  • Pickup at hotel/bus stop included

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

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Description

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. 

The next part of the tour is a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure experience, with an optional tour of Vatnshellir lava cave. Located in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, the cave is situated close to Snæfellsjökull glacier where the famous book Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne, begins. 

During this optional extra experience, you will be led into a lava cave to discover its magnificent stalactites, stalagmites, and lava formations. This fun tour is suitable for all fitness levels and no experience is needed. We highly recommend joining in on the fun!  

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!

Itinerary

Borgarnes

View of Snæfellsnesjökull glacier

Vatnshellir Lava Cave (optional)

Ólafsvík

Búðakirkja church

Village of Arnarstapi

Mountain Kirkjufell

View of Gerðuberg Basalt Columns

Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach

Saxhóll Crater

Miðgjá Stone Bridge

What’s included

  • Pickup starts at 08:00
  • Duration: Around 12 hours
  • Samples of Icelandic music
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Taste of traditional Icelandic food
  • Time for lunch (not incl. in price)
  • ...and a lot of fun!

What’s excluded

Lunch is not included

What do I need to bring

  • 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

Important information

  • First of all you have to bring the good mood
  • Warm clothes, weather in Iceland change quickly
  • Dress like the weather
  • There is not much hiking in this tour, but always good to bring good shoes with you
  • During the darkest winter months (December & January), Ytri Tunga will unfortunately not be visited on the tour as daylight is limited during this time period.

Guided Language

  • English
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Reykjavik

Your Golden Circle, Your South Coast

All our tours starts in the capital city which is the heart of Iceland´s cultural, economic and political activity. The first permanent settlements in Iceland is believed to have been established at Reykjavík around year 870. Steam from hot springs in the region inspired Reykjavík´s name, which you can translate to Smoky Bay.
Did you know that Reykjavík is the world´s northernmost capital of a sovereign state?

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Þingvellir National Park

Your Golden Circle

Þingvellir National Park is the place on the island that is stands closest to the heart of Icelanders. Our history was written there and the landscape is so unique. It is the place where you can see the American and Eurasioan tectonic plates pulling apart. You will get plenty of time to walk around the area, see waterfalls, rocks and we tell you all the stories.
Did you know that democracy was founded at Þingvellir?

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Geysir

Your Golden Circle

Geysir in Haukadalur is the most famous hot spring in the world. The english word geyser derives from Geysir. This area is really nice and you can walk upon a hill to take pictures and see it blow from different angle. Our lunch break is at Geysir so we stop for extra long. Couple of restaurants at the area and a really nice gift shop.

Did you know that people sometimes ask us if they can put on their swimsuit and jump into the hot spring?

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Gullfoss Waterfall

Your Golden Circle

Gullfoss is the most impressive waterfall we have ever seen and there is a reason why it is one of the most popular attraction in the country. Standing so close to this masterpiece and feel the spray from the waterfall on your skin is hard to describe in words. You get plenty of time for all the selfies.
Did you know there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity?

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Faxi Waterfall

Your Golden Circle

Here we tell you everything about our secret (Flatbread with smoked lamb) which is the reason why Icelanders are so strong, beautiful and intelligent (at least we believe so). We give you a little taste of this traditional Icelandic snack with a drink called Malt. You also get a time to take a look at this small beautiful waterfall.

Did you know that Faxi is sometimes called Gullfoss´s little brother?

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Your Golden Circle Secret Lagoon

Your Golden Circle

Now you have the opportunity to join our oldest geothermal pool, made in 1891, as long as you enjoy the magnificent sights of the famous Golden Circle. In this 9 hour tour we stop at all the main sights of the Golden Circle; Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Faxi waterfall and at the Geysir area. It is called Secret Lagoon because few years ago only the locals knew about it, but now everyone can relax in the hot water. Bring your bathing suit and a towel to this one.

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Hveragerði

Your Golden Circle

Around 40 minutes out of Reykjavík we make a stop at this lovely small town which is built on a geothermal area. You can take a look at an earthquake exhibition and grab a coffee on this 15-20 minutes stop.

Did you know that it is popular to bake Hot Spring Bread (Hverabrauð) using only geothermal heating around here?

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Your South Coast

Have you ever walk behind a waterfall? You can do that at Seljalandsfoss which has a drop of 60 m (197 f) and is a part of the Seljalandriver which has it´s origin in the famous Volcano Eyjafjalla%#$%something.

Did you know that Seljalandsfoss was a waypoint during the first leg of Amazing Race 6?

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Skógafoss Waterfall

Your South Coast

One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25m (82 f) and a drop of 60m (200f). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow which is normally visible on sunny days. You can walk up a path and see it from above.

Did you know that according to a legend one of the first viking buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall?

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Sólheimajökull Glacier

Your South Coast

Standing so close to Sólheimajökull is just like being in a Tolkien movie. You can feel the energy and the power from the glacier which is a part of the great Mýrdalsjökull, fourth largest glacier in Iceland.

Did you know that last 20 years Sólheimajökull has been shrinking around 50 meters every year?

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Reynisfjara black sandbeach

Your South Coast

The landscape at Reynisfjara is something you don´t see every day. The black sandbeach, rocks, cliffs, and the pure ocean is hard to describe in words. Our lunchbreak is over there and if we are lucky we might see puffins. Be careful the waves can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Did you know that two trolls tried to drag a ship to land but were tuned into stones when sun came up. That is Reynisdrangar stacks that you can see from the beach?

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