Brilliant 11-Hour Sightseeing Tour in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

Mount Kirkjufell is known for its very distinct shape and peak.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age:
2 years old


Discover the diverse geology and natural attractions of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with this sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Nature lovers who want to maximize their one day in Iceland by seeing mountains, beaches, coastal towns, and wildlife will enjoy the itinerary of this adventure.

Your sightseeing tour in Iceland begins as you meet your guide at Bus Stop #12 (Hofdatorg) in Reykjavik's city center. Alternatively, you can request a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik for a small fee if you want a more convenient start to your adventure.

The journey takes you northwest from the Icelandic capital on board a comfortable bus. The vehicle has spacious seats and free Wi-Fi, allowing you to post photos as you visit each attraction in Snaefellsnes.

Snaefellsnes stretches for 56 miles (90 kilometers) in West Iceland. Locals and travelers often call it "Iceland in miniature" due to its wealth of natural beauty that you can explore even in just one day.

Your first stop is the mystical Berserkjahraun lava fields on the peninsula's northern shore. Walking along the fringes of this 4,000-year-old lava formation is an excellent introduction to Iceland's geological and volcanic history.

Next to see are the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and the adjacent Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Mount Kirkjufell is one of the most beautiful and photographed mountains in Iceland because of its distinctive peak at 1519 feet (463 meters). It was also featured in the popular TV show Game of Thrones as the "Arrowhead Mountain."

As the bus takes you in a southwest direction, you'll come across a black sand beach called Djupalonssandur beach. Besides exploring the lava formations, Djupalonssandur beach is ideal for a stroll along its black sands while marveling at the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

A journey to Snaefellsnes wouldn't be complete without stopping at one of its charming villages. On this specific trip, you'll visit the picturesque village of Arnarstapi. Arnarstapi is a tiny hamlet with spectacular mountain and sea views. 

While exploring the area, your guide will tell you about Arnarstapi's rich history as a fishing village. You're free to ask them questions if you're curious about anything related to Iceland.

Your final destination is the captivating Ytri Tunga beach, known for its unique golden sands. Ytri Tunga is an excellent spot for seal-watching, particularly in summer. Don't forget to take photos here, as the seal colonies are always curious for guests, even from afar.

Besides these locations, other attractions in your itinerary include the Londrangar basalt cliffs and Budir black church. In addition, a formation that will dominate your view while traversing the peninsula is the glacier-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano.

After a satisfying 11-hour bus trip, you'll drive back to Reykjavik with photos and memories of a lifetime.

Join this sightseeing tour in West Iceland to see the highlights of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, from Kirkjufell mountain to the Ytri Tunga beach. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Bus transfer from Reykjavik
Free Wi-Fi on board bus
English-speaking guide


Sight Seeing

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Comfortable closed shoes

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The tour will include stops where you can buy lunch and snacks.

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