Amazing 12-Hour Hidden Gems Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik
Embark on a captivating journey to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and discover the most beautiful hidden gems of this enchanting region. Join this guided tour from Reykjavik and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating history of Snaefellsnes.
This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and those seeking an unforgettable Icelandic adventure.
Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your designated bus stop or hotel in Reykjavik. As you travel towards Snaefellsnes, you'll witness the majestic mountains that were formed by recent volcanic activity, adding a unique touch to the natural beauty of the area.
On the way, you'll pass through the charming town of Borgarnes, where many Norwegian Vikings first settled upon their arrival in Iceland. Take a moment to savor the fjord and surrounding mountain vistas that frame this charming town.
Your initial stop in Snaefellsnes introduces you to Ytri Tunga Beach, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Witness the playful seals basking on rocks, offering a heartwarming encounter with Iceland's native fauna.
Next, you'll visit the historic village of Budir, nestled amidst vast lava fields. Admire the elegance of Budakirkja, a black wooden church that stands as the lone remnant of the village's past. Dating back to 1703, this church embodies Iceland's history and architecture.
Continue your journey to the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you'll be fascinated by its scenic harbor and dramatic coastal cliffs shaped by the forces of nature. Engage with tales of Bardur, the legendary half-troll figure who left an indelible mark on the landscape. Don't forget to capture the ethereal beauty of Gatklettur, the natural stone arch that graces this coastal marvel.
At Djupalonssandur, be greeted by a striking black sand beach adorned with volcanic pebbles, the remnants of shipwrecks, and age-old lifting stones. Stroll along the shoreline, unravel the mystique of the Epine GY7 shipwreck, and partake in the tradition of testing your mettle against the historic lifting stones.
Behold the grandeur of Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, towering tall above the southern coastline. These imposing basalt formations, remnants of a volcanic crater, provide a nesting sanctuary for diverse seabirds, including the iconic puffins.
Your journey culminates at the iconic Kirkjufell, the most famous mountain in Iceland and a favorite of Game of Thrones fans. Admire the breathtaking peak of Kirkjufell reflected in the nearby lake, creating a picture-perfect scene.
The most spectacular feature of this tour will be visible from most of the sites: Snaefellsjokull glacier. Also a volcano, this beautiful attraction sits in a national park of the same name.
Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by highly professional guides who will ensure your safety and enrich your experience with insightful commentary on the geology and history of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Book your tour now and create memories that will last a lifetime. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions, timings may have to be adjusted to the short daylight of winter days.
Pick-up is from designated locations in Reykjavik. Pick-up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.
You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.