Small-Group 11-Hour Minibus Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik
Jump aboard this minibus tour from Reykjavik to see the top attractions of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. If you want to see Kirkjufell mountain, Budir black church, and the other highlights of Snaefellsnes in the comforts of a minibus, this sightseeing tour is perfect for you.
Your adventure in the land of fire and ice starts at Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. You'll meet your knowledgeable guide at Bus Stop #12 (Hofdatorg), where the rest of your small group is also waiting.
If you want a more convenient start to your trip, you can also request a free pick-up from your accommodation in and out of the city center.
From the Icelandic capital, a minibus accommodating up to 15 guests will drive your northward into the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. A small-group tour gives you a more personalized and intimate experience away from large tourist crowds.
In addition, the vehicle features free Wi-Fi, so you can upload photos and videos in real-time.
Your first major stop is the magnificent Mount Kirkjufell, one of the most recognizable and photographed mountains in Iceland. Kirkjufell towers on the peninsula's northern shore at 1519 feet (463 meters). Its name translates to "Church Mountain" because its shape resembles the steeple of a church.
Beside Kirkjufell is a majestic waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss. The three-pronged cascade of this Icelandic waterfall only adds allure to the breathtaking sight of Kirkjufell.
As the minibus drives you around the peninsula, you'll catch a glimpse of the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano, the namesake of Snaefellsnes. Although you won't get near this 700,000-year-old stratovolcano, you can still enjoy its view as it peaks at 4,744 feet (1,446 meters).
Next to explore is Djupalonssandur beach, known for its black sand and lava formations. Taking a stroll along the beach is recommended because of the spectacular views. However, you should do it cautiously, as the Atlantic waves can be powerful and dangerous.
Not far from this beach is the charming village of Arnarstapi. It's one of the most picturesque settlements in the country because of the mountains and coastline embracing its old buildings. Additionally, exploring the village is a great way to immerse yourself in Iceland's fishing history and culture.
Before returning to Reykjavik, the guide will take you to two more stops at Budir black church and Ytri Tunga beach. While Budir is an excellent photography location, Ytri Tunga is one of the top spots for seal-watching in Iceland. The beach is also unique because, unlike most beaches in the country with black sands, Ytri Tunga has golden sands.
Other stops in your itinerary include the Berserkjahraun lava fields and Londrangar basalt cliffs.
Your 11-hour tour ends as you return to your accommodation in Reykjavik in the evening.
Don't miss this chance to see the highlights of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, from Kirkjufell mountain to the seals of Ytri Tunga beach. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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The tour will include stops where you can buy lunch and snacks.