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Snaefellsjokull National Park Tours

Snæfellsjökull National Park is located in the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and is one of the top tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the only Icelandic national park to extend to the seashore — most of the coastline is home to luxuriant flora and fauna (arctic tern, guillemot, razorbill, fulmar, kittiwake and shag, to name a few), especially during breeding season. The area was formed through volcanic activity caused by Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000 year old stratovolcano located underneath a glacier. On clear days, it can even be seen from Reykjavik, 120 kilometers away across Faxafloi Bay!

Literary speaking, Snæfellsjökull is one of the most famous national national parks and volcanoes to ever be depicted in written history – or at least, it used to be up until the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption— since it was featured in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne in 1864 as the actual entrance to the center of the earth. It’s also the setting of the legendary Icelandic saga Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss. 

Snæfellsjökull National Park played a significant role in Iceland’s history, as it is home to archaeological remains dating back to the country’s settlement period 1,100 years ago. It contains some of the oldest relics of the fishing industry in Scandinavia, and most villages in and around the park preserve this prolific fishing heritage. The park include many famous sites including the rugged Djúpalónssandur beach, the Saxhóll volcano crater, the sharp cliffs and basalt plugs of Lóndrangar, Sönghellir and its surprising acoustic resonance as well as Rauðfeldargjá, better known as the hidden waterfall.

Practical Info

Snæfellsjökull National Park can be reached by car from Reykjavik in just under three hours (200 kilometers) via route 1 and route 54, with route 574 taking visitors in a loop around the park. The area is well worth a full day or sightseeing if not more, and there are ample accommodation options on the peninsula. 

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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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

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

From USD $396.32
Private Snaefellsjokull National Park Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Private Snaefellsjokull National Park Tour from Reykjavik

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
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.11
Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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.)

From USD $169.00
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
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.00
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
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
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.)

From USD $291.88
2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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.

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Snaefellsjokul Peninsula Day Trip from Reykjavik: Kirkjufell Mountain and Djúpalónssandur ... 
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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

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

From USD $156.00
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

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $410.16

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