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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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Experience the scenery and nature of western Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the glaciated Snaefellsjökull volcano, admire the seals at Ytri-Tunga beach, and check out the famous ‘lifting stones’ of black Djupalonssandur beach. See craggy rock formations on a clifftop stroll around Arnarstapi and Hellnar villages, and admire Kirkjufell mountain, Snaefellsnes’ much-photographed cone-shaped peak. Air-conditioned transport plus Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Full-day scenic Snæfellsnes peninsula tour from Reykjavik
  • View the Snaefellsjökull volcano and see seals at Ytri-Tunga beach
  • Admire the coastal scenery on a clifftop walk near Arnarstapi and Hellnar
  • View the ‘lifting stones’ at Djupalonssandur black beach
  • Stop for photos of cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain
  • Air-conditioned transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group of 15 or fewer
Depart your Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, and with your small group of no more than 15 travelers, venture northwest toward the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

On route, hear about this scenic peninsula, dubbed ‘Iceland in miniature’ for its geological variety. Steeped in folklore, it consists of sheer cliffs, sandy beaches, volcanic mountains, fjords, and quaint villages, and is crowned by the Snaefellsjökull volcano.

On arrival, admire the vast, snow-capped Snaefellsjökull, the region’s highest peak, and learn how it was chosen by Jules Verne as the entrance to the earth’s core in his novel, 'A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.'

Next, visit Ytri-Tunga, where a farmstead overlooks a sand-and-shingle beach that’s home to seal colonies. View the seals, and then continue to Hellnar and Arnarstapi, two coastal villages framed by lush fields, basalt cliffs, and pyramid-shaped Mt. Stapafell.

Here, stroll the clifftops to enjoy the scenery and sea air, viewing the rock formations and Arnarstapi’s natural harbor. Plus, see the two coastal basalt pillars of Lóndrangar and head to Djupalonssandur black beach where the sounds of seabirds and roaring waves fill the air.

Here, check out Djupalonssandur’s famous ‘lifting stones:’ four boulders of different sizes. Named after their weights—fullsterkur (full-strength) at 340 pounds (154kg); hallfsterkur (half-strength) at 220 pounds (100kgs); hallfdraettingur (weakling) at 119 pounds (54kgs); and amlooi (useless), at 50 pounds (23kgs)—the stones were once used to gauge the strength of fishermen. To earn a place on local boats, they were expected to lift the hallfdraettingur—anything less, and they weren’t strong enough.

If you wish, try your strength on the stones, and then stop at Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain that’s one of Iceland’s most photographed spots. Hop out for pictures of this fairytale-like mountain, whose base is skirted by trickling rivers, lush pastures, and sandy beaches.

Finally, return to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original starting point.
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Top Class Tour
, Dec 2019
We had the most fantastic day on this tour . Our Guide and driver Einar was absolutely brilliant and so full of interesting facts about the stops we made. Each and every stop was very worthwhile and from a photographic point of view it was amazing. At no stage did we feel pressurised when at an attraction but by the same token,we were given a specfic time to spend at each place. I would highly recommend this tour. The attractions we visited were beautiful and well worth seeing.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear guest, thank you very much for your kind words about our NICE guide Einar. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us.
Great Day Trip
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed this day trip. Guide was fun, engaging, and interested in making sure we enjoyed our outing. You don't get a lot of time at each stop, but it's a great way to see a lot of the sights in limited time.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi, great to hear you enjoyed your NICE tour with us on the beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsuela. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.
Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip
, Oct 2018
We had a great time with Thor. He was informative and just a fun guy all around. We saw so much in one day. Our group would recommend this trip for sure.
Gorgeous Coastline!
, Sep 2018
Rugged, gorgeous coastline straight out of Game of Thrones! Weird rock formations, volcanoes, glaciers, rainbows, waterfalls! Too big to capture in pictures! Lots of stops. The natural beauty of Iceland is breathtaking. Long day but so worth it! Just do this trip!
Unique experience
, Aug 2018
A very good and pleasant guide. A fantastic view. A good excursion for everyone including children. We loved it.
Small-group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip for Reykjavik
, Jul 2018
The trip was nice but would have helped to have a map of the sites. I am unable to label my photos as to the location they were taken since I don't know where I was. It would have also been better if the guide had given us more history of the areas visited.
Great trip! Snaefellsnes Peninsula...
, Jun 2018
Great trip! Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a must see when in Iceland. Saw some seals. Mt. Kirkjafell is amazing. The small fishing towns are beautiful! The only thin I didn't like was not having a proper lunch stop. We had to buy food at the gas station before we left because the place we stop for lunch doesn't sell food. There was a fish and chip truck in the small fishing town I would have liked to try. Otherwise it was a great tour. Our Italian tour guide was awesome!
It was a good trip and the weather...
, Apr 2018
It was a good trip and the weather was horrible so I was glad to not be driving. Our guide could have been a little more lively and talkative.
This was a great experience where...
, Apr 2018
This was a great experience where you stop at several sites along the Iceland coast. We really enjoyed the tour and think it offers a very different experience from some of the other more commonly seen tours - golden circle, south coast, etc. Would definitely recommend doing this!
Thor - our guide was fantastic and the...
Jeffrey M
, Mar 2018
Thor - our guide was fantastic and the scenery was amazing!

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