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$165.55 Private & Custom Tours

Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

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.

$389 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Snaefellsnes 2-Day Tour Lava Cave, Waterfalls and Hot Springs

Get picked up by at approximately 9am your guide and let the day begin with a drive along the west coast through the town of Borgarnes to the beach in Ytri Tunga which is a well-known seal colony. The seals are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks near the sandy beach.  Visit the fishing hamlet Arnarstapi and then Hellnar where you will have time to walk along the cliffs for half an hour; the view to the sea from this hike is breathtaking. In Djúpalónssandur you will discover incredible rock formations. The beaches are covered with small black stones which are unique. You will hike to one of the most impressive formations called Lóndrangar, which are a pair of rock pinnacles made of basalt approximately 70 m high. At the end of the first day you will give a visit to the majestic Kirkjufell mountain, which is one of the most popular photo stops in Iceland. If you have not used your camera before on the tour then this one is a must! After this visual feast, your day ends at the accommodation in the Western Iceland. The Northern Lights are known to play their amazing symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable.Your accommodation is in cozy and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. After a refreshing rest and having breakfast at the hotel, you day starts with a visit to the historic Borgarfjordur area where you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flow from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, you will visit another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural stone bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Viðgelmir Lava Cave. Just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a change to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. To put the icing on the cake, your last stop today will be at the Krauma natural geothermal baths & Spa, located next to Deildartunguhver. This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment.

$264.87 Private & Custom Tours

Reykjavik to Snaefellsnes Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel in Reykjavik and set out towards the Snaefellsjokull peninsula. Create a customized itinerary for your 12-hour tour that suits your interest.Learn about Icelandic settlement at the Settlement Center in Borgarnes or visit the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, the largest producer of fermented shark meat, an Icelandic delicacy. Both entrance fees are included in the tour.Explore the natural wonders of Iceland at the Elborg Volcanic Crater, the ravine at Rauðfeldsgjá or Berserkjahraun Lava Field. Drive to Kirkjufell Mountain and observe its unique shape.See unique rock formations at the Gerduberg Basalt Columns at Lóndrangar or explore the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur.Make a stop at Snæfellsnes National Park, which spans from the mountains to the shore.Visit the fishing villages of Arnarstapi, Hellnar and Stykkishólmur.Enjoy lunch and dinner in the Icelandic countryside (own expense). Your tour concludes back at your hotel in Reykjavik. 

$2900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Iceland Sightseeing Tour with Northern Lights Academy

In addition to a seven-night stay with breakfast, this program includes our special six-night Northern Lights Academy, a combination of evening presentations, lectures, film and guided lookouts for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. Experience Icelandic winter as good as it gets.Visit traditional shark curing farm, hot Spring Tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs.Enjoy Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse and the multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center. Enter the Blue Lagoon and take a warm bath. For day one you´ll receive a voucher for the FLYBUS and you can take the first available bus after arrival. The guided part of the tour starts on day 2 with an English-speaking guide where you will be picked up at your accommodations our hotel.ITINERARY:Day 1: Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavík. Day 2: 09:00 - Meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Head west to Borgarfjörður, get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver. Visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.Day 3: Snæfellsnes Peninsula - We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur for a cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell.Day 4: Travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store. We continue inland to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal fields and Gullfoss waterfall.Day 5: Travel along the South coast. At the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center, we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Next visit is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach at Reynisfjara in South Iceland.Day 6: Today we travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, and Europe's largest glacier.Day 7: From Kirkjubæjarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík. We visit the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss and in the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2 hour leisure time. In the evening, we soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. After an Icelandic farewell dinner, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights.Day 8: Departure home

$140.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Snæfellsnes - Western Peninsula

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Port of StykkisholmurStykkishólmur is located by Breiðafjörður Bay on the north of Snæfellsnes peninsula, and is surrounded by wonderful views of the innumberable islands. One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses which reside in the old city center and this is reflected in the atmosphere – it sometimes feels like a place from a different time.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Bjarnarhofn, West RegionAt Bjarnarhofn we welcome visitors to our own little sharkmuseum all year round. At the museum you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits, biology and of course taste the shark which is produced on the farm. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Port ÓlafsvíkOlafsvik is a town on the northern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula, close to the magnificent glacier, Snaefellsjokull.Olafsvik has a large fishing harbour which is ideal for watching the lively seamans life.An old warehouse, built in 1844, is now protected and houses a museum, with exhibits displaying working methods from ancient times.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Djupalonssandur Beach, Hellnar, West RegionDjupalonssandur is a beautiful pebbled beach, with a series of rocks of mysterious form emerging from the ocean.It is one of the few areas that lead down to the sea along this coast with its high dramatic cliffs. Watch out for the famous ghosts roaming the place!The rests of a shipwreck can be seen on the beach. On the beach there are also big stones which people tried to lift and test their strength in the days of the fishing stations: Fully Strong 154 kg, Half-Strong 100 kg, Weakling 54 kg and Bungler 23 kg. Weakling marked the frontier of wimphood, any man who couldn't lift it was deemed unsuitable for a life as a fisherman.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsbaer, West RegionExploring Vatnshellir cave is truly amazing and unforgettable experience. This 8000 year old lava tube reaches over 200 meters and goes 35 meters below the surface.All guests will be equipped with flashlights and helmets.Hiking shoes and warm clothes reccommended.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hellnar Primus KaffiWhere the surf pounds the beach around the old pier. Sit outside with a blanket to keep you warm and bask in the amazing scenery.Coffee, cakes and waffles with cream and apple pie to die for!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Olkelda Mineral Spring, Snaefellsbaer, West RegionAt the farm Olkelda, near Stadarstadur, in the south of Snaefellsnes, there is a mineral spring with carbonated water.Mineral springs are said to have healing properties, so feel free to take a sip.The farmhouse is named Olkelda which means mineral spring in Icelandic.Duration: 15 minutes

$99 Water Sports

Stykkisholmur Sea kayak Day tour

The tour starts at our kayak base located in the centre of the charming town of Stykkishólmur. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its colourful old houses and rich history. It’s also the gateway to the innumerable islands in the fjord and where the ferry for the Westfjords leaves from and docks. We leave three times daily from our base so make sure you book the right time for your schedule and please arrive 15 min before departure at our base.  After a short safety briefing you will be provided with all the necessary equipment for the adventure that awaits. We set out from the picturesque old harbour where local fishermen land their catch daily.Breiðafjörður fjord is famous for its countless number of islands and incredible wildlife. On this tour we paddle close to a variety of seabirds, such as puffins and eider ducks. Round about us the occasional seal will curiously pop up to check out these new explorers.If luck is on our side we might even catch sight of the king of Iceland’s birdlife, the white-tailed eagle, soaring high above us or nesting on one of the nearby islands. Our tour also takes in the abandoned shipwreck, Thorgeir, which has lain untouched for decades. For many this is the highlight of the tour.All in all, this tour is the perfect way to explore Breiðafjörður fjord. Our groups are small and we take things at a gentle pace, suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike.