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Experience Iceland's spectacular natural environment during this full-day tour from Reykjavik. On this eco-adventure, follow your local guide on a hike to view marine life like seabirds and seals along the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Spend the afternoon in the National Park exploring the Snaefellsjokull glacier and Stykkisholmur village. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik is included.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik day trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • See some of Iceland's amazing natural wonders in Gerduberg
  • Visit the National Park to see beaches and birdlife
  • See Snæfellsjökull glacier, a dormant volcano
  • Stop by Stykkishólmur village on your way back to Reykjavik
  • Tour of Vatnshellir cave

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What You Can Expect

Snaefellsjokull, The Glacier and The National Park Tour from Reykjavik

Saefellsjokull, The Glacier and The National Park Tour from Reykjavik

Following pickup at your hotel in Reykjavik, board a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle and settle in for the journey to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Upon arrival at this beautiful natural area on the West coast of Iceland, make a stop in the Hnappadalur valley to see the striking basalt cliff, called Gerduberg. Next, check out Ölkelda, a pristine natural spring that produces pure Icelandic drinking water.
Back aboard the vehicle, continue your scenic drive to the National Park. Along the way, admire Arnarstapi's stark, rugged beauty and its unusual shores. Follow your guide on a hike to birdwatch and see seals lounging on the rocks. The lava and crater formations in this area, thousands of years old, make for otherworldly photo ops.
Visit Snæfellsjökull glacier, a dormant volcano and one of Iceland's most popular attractions. The glacier is considered by some to be one of the earth's seven most powerful energy centers.
Next, stop by the quaint Stykkishólmur village, near Breiðafjörður Bay, before returning to Reykjavik at the conclusion of your 10-hour eco-adventure.

Customer Reviews

Eva L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It's long drive along the amazing coastline of west island. Beautiful landscape and the cave explore to 35 meters under ground is very different experience.

P R T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A full day tour with excellent scenery coupled with a knowledgeable and amusing guide. We enjoyed the trip very much.

ishtiakfaruk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing day trip to the west part of Iceland.

Cheryl D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I loved the black beach, the walk along the cliffs and the trip into the caverns. Get a seat on the right side of the bus.

James I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The pictures on here do not do this trip justice. The rock formations you see are picture perfect once you are in the national park area, and you can easily spend a whole day here walking the norther and southern shore taking pictures or just taking in the view. A couple of other stops include a lava tube cave which was interesting, and a nice experience to be down there in total darkness for a couple of minutes. A couple of times I thought the day was done and we ended up making some more quick stops at waterfalls and other places that make for nice pictures. A very complete day and a must do if you have a few days in Iceland.

Kylie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very nice.

Walter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A truly amazing day! Nature ruled the day and we were exposed to the raw and natural beauty of Iceland.Breathtaking vistas over lava strewn fields with moss and some grazing sheep, snow covered dormanr volcanoes in the distance, rugged yet picturesque coastlines. The glacier is only seen from a distance but it is impressive. Waterfalls roaring down barren hillsides and the coast is dreamlike. A long day which left one with sensory overland of the best type.

Elizabeth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This bus tour followed the coastline and a chain of gorgeous mountains that led us to Snaefellsjokull and the National Park. Our guide was charming and the scenery spectacular. As an older woman, I appreciated the frequent bathroom stops and the chance to stretch our legs. We stopped for lunch at a small restaurant near the stunning coast, then strolled through arctic tern nesting grounds to the bluffs overlooking the ocean. While walking along the path near the edge of the bluffs, we saw a breaching orca whale. We loved the tour and were very happy we had chosen it.

Jennifer M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

I thought this tour was fantastic. The scenery is spectacular and one sees a variety of different landscapes from pleasant valleys with sheep, to lava fields, to spectacular cliffs, and the most spectacular of all, the glacier. There were only a few people on this trip so the bus was small. The trip was well designed and the guide was excellent. The tour was also very punctual about hotel pick-up. If you like beautiful scenery, the tour is very worthwhile.

Florence C USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Nice trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This excursion was an ideal trip for the nature enthusiast, such as me. Unfortunately, it rained poorly during the time we took this trip in beginning of August. The weather wasnt anything that could be helped, but we managed as best we could. On a clear day, it wouldve been an excellent walk on the beaches and around Snaefellsnes National Park. However, I did enjoy the views of the coast along Arnarstapi. There were seabirds nesting on the cliffs. Our lunch stop was at Primus Café in Hellnar. Its a cozy café with a small menu. Try the plokkfiskur fish stew! Tastes better than it looks. I was impressed. Also, try the lamb soup!

After being sidelined by the weather, I would say the highlight of this tour would be Vatnshellir Cave. Our group met our cave guide at Snaefellsnes National Park, where we embarked on our journey to the center of the earth. We walked down a long spiral staircase to reach the lava tube. Had it not been for our flashlights, we wouldve been in complete darkness. There was a moment where we were invited to turn off our flashlights and experience the darkness. It was eerie, yet beautiful. FYI this is strictly a nature tour so, there are no opportunities for souvenir shopping, unless you count the restroom/coffee area stop along the way. My advice be advised that the cave tour requires walking up and down spiral staircases and walking on uneven, rocky surfaces, so if you have difficulty doing these things, this tour may not be for you. Also, dress in layers as the temp in the cave tends to be some degrees colder. This was a fun tour. Would recommend it on good weather though.

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