(US$234 / €193 / £174)
Minimum numbers (4 people) have been met on the following dates:
August 8th, August 20th, August 26th, September 13th and October 22nd 2021
April 3rd, April 7th & June 28th, 2022
The Snæfellsnes peninsula has some of Iceland’s best sights, with the beauty and mystique inspiring world famous novels, enchanting visitors every day. We’ll spend the day exploring lava fields, black sand beaches, iconic mountains, fishing villages and dramatic coastal cliffs. Join our semi-private tour for a one day trip around this enchanting peninsula.
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.
Stykkishólmur Village & Local Snæfellsnes Lunch
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. A quick walk around the harbour and island gives spectacular views over the town. 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.
Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss
After lunch make the scenic drive along the northern side of Snæfellsnes toward one of Iceland’s must see locations. 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, this viewpoint to this famed mountain is surely one of iceland’s most iconic photos.
Snæfellsjökull volcano, Djúpalónssadur Beach & Western Coast
As we drive further around the coast, coming down the western edge of the peninsula we can start to 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 it’s not hard to see why.
We will drive through the moss covered lava fields that sprawl their way right down to the black sand shores of Djúpalónssandur Beach. This is one unique beach visit, with the mossy lava fields, rocky black shores, green freshwater pools and scattering of old shipwrecks across the beach really adding to the uniqueness of this coastline.
Arnarstapi Cliffs & Búðakirkja Black Church
The next stop is the gorgeous fishing village of Arnarstapi. 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 a late dinner.
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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.
This tour is run with a minimum of 4 guests.
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!
Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Friday, August 20th, 2021
Monday, September 13th, 2021
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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Please note that included on the tour for lunch at Narfeyrastofan is a main course from their set-lunch menu. Drinks like sodas, coffee, tea, alcoholic drinks and desserts are also available, just bring along extra money to purchase extra items.
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.
All tours are charged in Icelandic Krona (ISK). Other currencies shown on the website are only indicative and are subject to currency fluctuations.
To alter this tour to be a private tour please contact us through the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.