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Snaefellsjokull National Park Tours

Dominated by a 700,000-year-old glacier-topped stratovolcano, Snæfellsjökull National Park embodies Iceland’s moniker, the land of fire and ice. Covering an area of more than 65 square miles (170 square kilometers), the park has lava fields, basalt sea cliffs, black- and golden-sand beaches, caves, and peculiar lava formations.

The Basics
Most visitors explore the park on day trips or multi-day trips from Reykjavik. Organized day trips typically include other sites within the park, such as Mt. Kirkjufell, the Lóndrangar rock pinnacles, Sönghellir cave, Skarðsvík beach, and black-sand Djúpalónssandur beach, as well as towns and villages on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula such as Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Stykkishólmur, and Grundarfjörður. On 2-day tours of the region, visitors may have the chance to hunt for the elusive Northern Lights after dark. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park is a must for nature lovers and adventurers. 
  • Wear hiking boots and warm layers, including a rainproof outer layer. 
  • Because of the rough, uneven terrain, Snæfellsjökull National Park may be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. 

How to Get There
Snæfellsjökull National Park is situated at the western tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Iceland’s west coast, about 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Reykjavik. As attractions within the park are dispersed, it’s best to go by car or as part of an organized tour. 

When to Get There
The best time to visit is during the summer months, when daylight lasts longer, temperatures are typically warmer, and services are operating. Get there in the morning to maximize your exploring time. 

Snæfellsjökull’s Literary Connections
Snæfellsjökull has long been known to literary-minded Icelanders, having been the setting for the legendary Icelandic saga, Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss. The glacier also famously featured in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, where it served as the entrance to the center of the Earth. 

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Private Snaefellsjokull National Park Tour from Reykjavik

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According to Jules Verne, during this tour we will head towards the entrance to the center of the earth. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is known as Iceland in ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

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Exploration by Super Jeep of the wildest region of Iceland with breathtaking landscapes, lovely small towns, rock formations, colorful sand beaches, waterfalls ...  Read more

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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Join this outing for a captivating tour of Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. Sometimes called “Iceland in miniature,” due to its many different ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Small-Group Day Trip from Reykjavik including Kirkjufell and Gerduberg, ... 
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Small-Group Day Trip from Reykjavik including Kirkjufell and Gerduberg

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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Western Iceland has often been called magical , and no wonder! It is said that being in the presence of  ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park

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Snaefellsnes National Park tour from Reykjavik - personalized experience in small groups. This fascinating journey is culminating right about the halfway point ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Wonders of Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Full-day Tours
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Wonders of Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour from Reykjavik

Explore the Snaefellsjokull peninsula on this 12-hour private tour from Reykjavik. Customize your itinerary to include a visit the Snaefellsjokull glacier, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

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Enjoy this private medium 2-hour ATV Quad tour from Reykjavik. If you like climb mountains on ATV Quad then this is the tour for you.

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Snaefellsjokul Peninsula Day Trip from Reykjavik: Kirkjufell Mountain and Djúpalónssandur Beach, ... 
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Snaefellsjokul Peninsula Day Trip from Reykjavik: Kirkjufell Mountain and Djúpalónssandur Beach

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Visit the wonders of the Snaefellsjokull peninsula on this 12-hour tour from Reykjavik. Marvel at the landscape around Kirkjufell Mountain, walk on the black ...  Read more

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2 Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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2 Day Northern Lights and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure

Embark on this 2 day adventure where you can experience all the wonders that the Snaefellsnes peninsula has to offer and expect to see stunning waterfalls, ...  Read more

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