Discover the Beauty of Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a Private Tour
Don’t miss the amazing Snæfellsnes trip that our delighted guests and customers have raved about!
Starting from Reykjavík, you’ll experience a day filled with stunning sights. From captivating coastlines with towering bird cliffs to lava fields, cultivated mountains, and the remarkable Snæfellsjökull volcanic glacier, this one-day trip has it all. As we journey west, you’ll encounter glaciers, volcanoes, and the enchanting landscapes of Snæfellsnes.
Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Our route leads us to visit Ólafsvík, Iceland’s oldest market town since 1687, and Stykkishólmur, beautifully situated by a headland with a view of the scenic Breiðarfjarðarflói bay. The tour then takes you to Snæfellsjökull, offering a breathtaking panorama of the peninsula. This region is known for its connection to mythical creatures like elves and trolls, and your guide will point out where these magical beings are believed to reside. The glacier itself holds an aura of mystique, considered a gateway to another world.
Exploring this area with a knowledgeable guide ensures an unforgettable experience, and there’s no doubt that the landscape’s sheer beauty will leave you inspired.
- Private guide and private vehicle
- Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
- You can tell us if you have any special requests
- Local guide that will answer your questions on the tour
- We are ready to change your itinerary upon requests by guests
- Photograph instructions for your group
- Vatnshellir lava cave
What to bring
- Warm & waterproof outdoor clothing
- Hiking shoes
- Water bottle
- Gloves & Headwear
- Camera (optional)
Good to know
- The price for this tour is per group. Please choose a vehicle that will suit your group size.
- You will have the opportunity to buy yourself lunch around 12.00 – 13.00.
- You can choose between two departures for this tour:
- Departure 1: Pick up, 8:30 at your hotels in Reykjavík, and also 50 km away from the capital.
- Departure 2: Pick up 12:00 at your hotel. Possibilities for a northern lights exhibition from September – March. It is included in the price
Since this is a private tour we will customize it to your wishes. Here below are some options for your day, but if you have anything else in mind, please let us know after booking.
Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss Waterfall
Kirkjufell is a narrow mountain and has become the landmark of the Peninsula. It is known after being presented as the “Arrowhead Mountain” on Game of Thrones. This mountain gets its shape from the erosion caused by the melting ice of the glaciers for the last 12,000 years. Because of this unique look, it is one of the most photographed sights in Iceland. Across the mountain is Kirkjufellfoss that completes the perfect shot of the mountains. The site has several vantage points and the guide will help you explore them.
Budakirkja, the Black Church of Budir
On the south coast of the peninsula, there is a village with one hotel and a tiny black church called Budakirkja that stays isolated among a field of lava rocks. The church was built on the spot in 1703 and was reconstructed in 1987. It has a historic graveyard, a bell, and chalice from the time it was erected. It is listed and owned by the National Museum of Iceland, but it is taken care of by the Budir parish.
Arnastapi Fishing Village, Hellnar and Arch
Arnastapi is a small fishing village with picturesque coastal cliffs that were formed from glowing magma hitting the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most beautiful harbors in the country. You can get to see the beautiful stone arcs that were formed by erosion. Enjoy the walk along the coastline as your guide tells you about Bardur, half-man half-troll, and his notorious activities in the area.
Ytri Tunga Seal Colony
Ytri Tunga is a sandy beach that has a secret hidden away, down by the sea, behind the farmhouses – a Seal Colony. You can spot seals spending their time on the rocks of the beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious animals and will climb up the rocks for you to spot them on a distance.
Londrangar and Basalt Cliffs
The Londrangar are a pair of rock pinnacles in Iceland and are remnants from a bigger crater that has eroded. They are a set of 75-meter high basalt pinnacles set the tone for what is to come. They are home of sea birds, northern fulmars and puffins, and others.
Djupalonssandur, Beach of Black Volcanic Sand
The beach of black volcanic sand and stones where Icelandic fishermen rowed out to the fertile fishing grounds of the Atlantic Ocean. You will get an opportunity to lift stones that fishermen of yore used to test out their strength and prove themselves worthy. In 1948, a British fishing trawler stranded on the sand reefs of Djupalonssandur. Five men died while 14 were rescued by local rescue squads. The remains of the ship are still there, strewn across the beach.
Saxholl Volcanic Crater
This volcanic crater was formed over 4,000 years ago. It is now accessible through an iron staircase, giving you the option of hiking it. This hike is not too challenging and gives you a 360o view of the lava fields with Snaefellsness glacier overviewing it.
Stykkishólmur is a captivating coastal town that exudes charm, character, and natural beauty. This idyllic settlement sits by a headland, offering mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscapes and the tranquil waters of Breiðarfjarðarflói bay. Stepping into Stykkishólmur feels like stepping into a painting, where colorful houses dot the landscape and charming streets wind their way through the town.
Most frequent questions and answers
You can choose a pick up in Reykjavik or the capital area.
Please send us an email if you would like to add some other locations or activities to your private tour and we will figure out how it fits best to your schedule.
When booking the tour, you can choose your vehicle.
– Scoda Superb Limo; 1-3 persons
– VW Caravelle Executive; 4-7 persons
– Mercedes Benz E-Class; 1-3 persons
– Mercedes Benz V-Class; 1-5 persons
– Mercedes Benz Sprinter; 6-11 persons
– Mercedes Benz Sprinter; 12-16 persons
– Mercedes Benz S-Class; 1-2 persons
You will receive a full refund if the tour gets cancelled due to weather.
– We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
– We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before event
– We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 30 days or less before event
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.