The Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Tour gives you a taste of Iceland’s most stunning landscapes, all in one convenient day tour.
From the famous Kirkjufell Mountain to the striking black sand beaches of Djúpalónssandur, the diverse beauty of Iceland’s scenery is sure to wow you.
It’s one of the best day trips from Reykjavík offering bite-sized morsels of so many different landscapes.
Read on for more details, or reserve now to guarantee a spot!
Duration: 11 Hours
Guided Coach Tour
What will I experience on this tour?
After a hassle-free pickup from Reykjavík, we will travel on a bus up the west coast to Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Here you will find a whole range of Icelandic scenery condensed into one peninsula, perfect for a day trip. Your knowledgeable local guide will add fun and fascinating facts to help you get the most out of each sight along the way.
Iceland is not called the “land of fire and ice” for nothing. Much of the area is volcanic and you’ll get some sweeping views of 4000-year-old lava fields from the Vatnaleið viewpoint.
For a picture of rural Icelandic life, you’ll get to enjoy the sea air at the charming fishing town of Grundarfjörður. While here you will also have the chance to buy some traditional Icelandic lunch.
Towering over the village is the majestic peak of Mount Kirkjufell, home to the Kirkjufellsfoss falls. Fans of Game of Thrones might recognize this mountain – it was catapulted to fame when it was featured in the filming as Arrowhead Mountain.
Next on the Snæfellsnes tour is the shoreline at Djúpalónssandur beach. Standing on the striking black sand, you’ll see amazing lava fields all around. Looking up, the Snæfellsjökull glacier towers above from the cap of an ancient stratovolcano, the pride of Snæfellsjökull National Park.
You’ll also get the chance to visit the historic fishing village of Arnarstapi and the spectacular Lóndrangar rock formations before we return to Reykavík.
The view from Arnarstapi is particularly striking, with its wild cliffs and fascinating rock formations.
Highlights – Amazing Taste of Iceland
What should I bring?
For your comfort: Dress to be ready for any weather! The weather in Iceland can be changeable, so it’s important to wear/bring warm, waterproof clothes, especially in winter. We recommend a waterproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves, warm socks and waterproof shoes.
What others are saying
Great day out! Impressive scenery! I was concerned about the long drives but with many stops and comfort breaks along the way plus fascinating stories from our guide Frosty, the time flew by. It was great to see more of Iceland and we would highly recommend this trip.
Reviewed May 18, 2019 on TripAdvisor
We were welcomed by four lovely chubby seals who were sunbathing on rocks when the tour just started. It’s such a nice and special opening. The cliffs, rock arches and basalt columns in Arnarstapi and Hellnar villages are nature’s exquisite craftsmanship. It left me speechless. The waves crashing on the shore of black sand beach Djúpalónssandur added a touch of gloomy romance in the journey. Just wonderful!
We had a very friendly guide. I forgot his name but did remember his spaghetti moustache. I enjoyed very much the interesting tales and stories of the fishing villages he shared with us.
Reviewed October 19, 2018 on TripAdvisor
A great way to experience Iceland is to visit Reykjavik and to take the all-day bus tours to see the magical landscape of the Southwest part . Waterfalls, Geysers, black beaches, a stark and beautiful landscape. The drivers are very informative and knowledgeable , and there is enough time to wander alone or with the group.
Reviewed August 28, 2018 on TripAdvisor
What other important details do I need to know?
Pickup is available at selected hotels and at special tour bus stops throughout Reykjavík, for an extra fee.
If you don’t select a specific pickup location, please wait at Tour Bus Stop 12 (Höfðatorg on Þórunnartún). Please be ready at the designated time on your ticket.
Be aware that pickup can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket.
Meals are not included, but you will have the opportunity to buy food at stops along the tour.
If you cancel your booking with more than 24 hours’ notice you will get a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance are non-refundable.
Other Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tours
Looking for a Snæfellsnes peninsula full-day tour with a more intimate atmosphere?
You might like the Snæfellsnes Small Group Minibus Tour to check out some of the must visit places in Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula in the comfort of a minibus.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Tour offers an amazing taste of the highlights of Iceland.
Whether you’re visiting the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in winter, summer or anywhere in between, this region always has a stunning view to offer.
From Reykjavík to Kirkjufell, to the black sands of Djúpalónssandur and back again, it’s an exhilarating journey – all in one day.
Reserve now and let the journey begin!