Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Private & Custom Tours in Stykkishólmur

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Snaefellsness peninsula is truly a photographer's paradiseTake a trip to the West of Iceland, namely on the mysterious Snaefellsnes peninsula. The landscape of peninsula is surprisingly beautiful and reflects the whole diversity of the nature of Iceland. Thus, in one day we want to show you all the best, that nature has allocated our island: volcano and glacier, dramatic ocean clifs and waterfalls. We are confident that having set out on journey through the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you will be inspired by the beauty of Iceland and will fall in love with its ancient and beautiful history.Visited places: • Gerduberg basalt columns • Bjarnafoss waterfall • Budir, church and yellow sand beach • Arnarstapi fishing village and Gatklettur arch • Londrangar rock formations • Djupalonsandur black sand beach • Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
The tour starts from Reykjavik, heading west to pass through the tunnel under the Hvalfjordur fjord toward the beautiful little town of Borgarnes, situated in astonishing surroundings. From there we drive along the outstretched arm of the peninsula, to the north-west passing dramatic coastlines and abundant volcanic features including the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Snæfellsnes peninsula stretches out into the North Atlantic Ocean with its magnificent snow-capped glacier, Snaefellsjokull, covering beneath the volcano. Snaefellsjokull is an impressive glacier with a height of 1446 meters at its highest point. This volcano is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the Jules Verne novel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), in which the protagonists finds the entrance leading to the center of the earth on the Snaefellsjokull. On this tour, we also visit the beautiful little place of Budir passing through the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. On the north coast, we shall see Olafsvik, a charming old fishing village and Iceland's oldest trading town, which dates back to 1687. We stop at Stykkisholmur town, built around a natural harbor by Danish and Norwegian merchants. This charming fishing town is the largest on the Snaefellsnes, located on a promontory overlooking the beautiful Breidarfjordur bay. The majestic Snaefellsjokull gives you breathtaking views over the peninsula and sometimes people say that the glacier is surrounded by a unique energy field. There are no doubts that this area holds a special fascination for many. It is also considered a paradise for photographers.

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide services
  • SUV or Minibus transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience