Breathtaking 12-Hour Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour with Departure from Reykjavik

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula boasts stunning coastlines with dramatic cliffs and rock formations.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
12 hours
English, German
All year
Minimum age:
1 years old


Discover Iceland in Miniature during this 12-hour Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour from Reykjavik. Travelers keen to explore the diverse landscapes West Iceland is known for with an expert local guide should book this full-day tour now.

Your bus tour departs from the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik. You’ll meet your guide there and board the bus to your first destination.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is also called Iceland in Miniature because it has so many natural wonders the country is famous for in one small region. These include beautiful beaches, towering mountains, volcanic craters, mystical caves, abundant birdlife, and more. 

The peninsula’s most stand-out feature is the Snaefellsjokull glacier, which you’ll observe from various viewpoints today. This ice-capped volcano is incredibly picturesque and a brilliant backdrop for your photos.

First, you’ll stop at Borgarnes town, the gateway to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This coastal settlement is on a small peninsula and is home to the Settlement Centre, a notable museum showcasing Icelandic culture and history. It has a beautiful setting on the Borgarfjordur fjord, making it a charming first stop.

Next, your group will head west along the south coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, stopping first at Ytri Tunga beach. It’s known for its golden sands and captivating ocean views.

It’s popular among wildlife enthusiasts as it's a well-known seal-spotting location. Visitors often see seals basking on the rocks or playing in the surrounding waters during summer. 

Then, your group will enjoy a walk at Arnastapi, a small fishing village recognized for its natural beauty and unique geological formations. Enjoy the panoramic vistas from Arnastapi’s dramatic coastal cliffs, including the striking Gatklettur stone arch and the sea stretched out beyond.

At nearby Djupalonssandur beach, marvel at the black volcanic pebbles, dramatic lava formations, and shipwreck remnants. The beach is also famous for its four "lifting stones," once used to test fishermen’s strength.

Your driver will then stop at the Holaholar crater on the Peninsula’s westernmost coastline. Here you have the unique opportunity to drive into the center of a crater and enjoy a surreal setting.

Heading across the peninsula’s northern coastline, you’ll stop at Olafsvik town, a scenic settlement, and important fishing port. Olafsvik has stunning sea cliffs, waterfalls, and a gorgeous church. It’s a lovely mix of culture and natural beauty.

A visit to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is only complete when you see the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. ​​Kirkjufell means 'Church Mountain' and is one of the most photographed landmarks in Iceland. 

This cone-shaped peak boasts a picturesque setting where you can snap fantastic photos with the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall in its foreground.

After a fantastic day exploring the best sites on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, your driver will take you back to the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the diverse attractions of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this full-day bus tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Professional English-speaking guide
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What to bring

Warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes
A winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warm socks for colder days 
Water bottle

Good to know

Tours are available in English on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Also available in German on Saturdays.

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