Minimum numbers (4 people) have been met on the following dates:
December 28th 2019, February 27th and July 20th 2020
The Snæfellsnes peninsula has some of Iceland’s best sights, with the beauty and mystique inspiring world famous novels, enchanting visitors every day. Join our semi-private tour for a one day trip that you will not forget.
We start the day departing from Reykjavik on the ring road heading north, passing underneath Hvalfjörður, the Whale Fjord, by driving through the six kilometre subsea tunnel. As we get closer to Snæfellsnes, we will start to notice a change in the scenery, with everything becoming more dramatic. We will start to pass through enormous lava fields, mountains that seem to rise from the ocean and endless bays and beaches.
We will make our first stop at a lookout over Selvallavatn and its surrounding landscapes of mountains, lakes and lava fields. It is here that there is even a hidden waterfall, which just tops off this incredible introduction to the beauty of Snæfellsnes. We then continue our drive to the beautifully situated town of Stykkishólmur, with its well preserved and colourful old buildings overlooking the countless islands in Breiðafjörður bay. We have lunch within our favourite restaurant in the town, Narfeyrarstofa, which takes advantage of the local produce and seafood, all within the cosiest of settings. You can choose from their delicious lunch menu, with lunch included in the price of the tour.
After lunch we continue on to one of the must see sights in Iceland. The iconic Kirkjufell, or Church mountain, rises nearly 500m up right above the seaside town of Grundafjörður. This arrow shaped mountain was famously depicted in more recent episodes of the hit TV show Game of Thrones. The views from the picturesque waterfall of Kirkjufellsfoss are incredible.
As we drive further around the peninsula we can also admire the enormous and powerful Snæfellsjökull volcano, which will dominate the skyline for the rest of our drive. On clear days, this famous glacier capped volcano is visible from Reykjavík. Snæfellsjökull inspired Jules Verne when writing his book, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and its not hard to see why.
The next stop is the gorgeous fishing village of Arnastapi. Here the rock formations, coves and sea cliffs are to be explored and admired, with the crashing waves constantly eroding various shapes into the exposed cliffs. It is only a short drive on to one of rural Iceland’s most iconic churches. The black church of Búðakirkja would have to be the most photogenic church in Iceland, with its stunning backdrop of lava fields and mountains making this a great last stop before heading back to Reykjavik in time for late dinner.
In the darkest months of the year due to winter road conditions Djúpalónssandur beach isn’t always accessible. This is a great addition when possible but not a scheduled part of the tour.
***NOTE: During the darkest days of the year (December and January) timing at each stop may be shortened only slightly to get to every stop in the light. We make our best effort to give the most amount of time possible at each stop in the short daylight hours of these months so that you do not miss any of the sights listed.
This trip is run upon request with a minimum number of four people per trip.
Operates: All year
Duration: 12 hours
Pick-Up Time: 8:30am
Group size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 8
Minimum age: 8 years old
Level of difficulty: Easy
Price: 24,990 ISK
Included: Lunch (one main per person) from Narfeyrarstofa, pickup and drop-offs in Reykjavik and transportation with a small group and an english speaking guide.
Less than four? Then join us when our minimum booking numbers have been met on the following dates. If your preferred day isn’t open to book get in touch!
Saturday, December 28th
Thursday, February 27th 2020
Monday, July 20th 2020
As with all our trips, be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. Waterproof jackets and pants are available to hire. Make sure to order in the booking process or contact us directly.
To alter this tour to be a private tour please contact us through the contact form or email email@example.com.