Experience the Essence of Iceland on Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tours

Come with us to see Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall, the black pebble beach, rock formations, sea stacks, glacier national park, and iconic landscapes that Iceland has to offer

Venture to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and unveil Iceland’s stunning landscapes and iconic landmarks

Discover Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often called “Iceland in miniature” just north of Reykjavik. 

This renowned region features ancient lava fields, towering glacier-capped volcano, dramatic rock formations, and picturesque fishing villages.

Our tours, available in both coach and small group options, let you explore this magical region in one day from Reykjavik and back, revealing its varied landscapes and attractions. Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland, known as ‘Church Mountain’, is a highlight, featured in Game of Thrones. 

Great day out with our tour Guide Pietr. He was very knowledgeable and kept us fully informed.. Thoroughly enjoyable trip and we got to see lots of beautiful scenery with ample time for photographs. Highly recommend.
By June (United Kingdom) in October 2023

Wonderful Snaefellsnes Day Tours

Explore Iceland in miniature within one day

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along Iceland’s legendary Ring Road, where nature’s wonders await at every turn. Our multi-day tours not only lets you explore the breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems along this iconic route but also adds an extra day to enchanting Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often called ‘Iceland in miniature.’ 

Discover diverse landscapes, charming fishing villages, and captivating sights, ensuring your journey through Iceland is nothing short of extraordinary.

 

Multi-day Tours Exploring Snaefellsnes Peninsula and More

Marvel at Kirkjufell Mountain and Waterfall, and experience the wonderful Snaefellsnes 

Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Iceland’s Iconic Travel Route

Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland is known for its varied landscapes and abundant wildlife, contributing to its unique appeal.

Known as “Iceland in miniature,” and the “gateway to the Westfjords”, this enchanting region offers a condensed yet breathtaking taste of what makes the island nation so special.

Kirkjufell Mountain and Waterfall

Kickstart your Snaefellsnes adventure with a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain, often referred to as ‘Church Mountain.’ Its distinctive cone shape and serene surroundings make it one of Iceland’s most photographed natural landmarks. 

The most popular Kirkjufell tour stops offer two different viewpoints of the mountain, guiding you to behold the mountain’s magnificence from distinct angles: one with the calm fjord’s water reflecting its beautiful shape, the other with Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall nearby, cascading gracefully and creating a stunning foreground for photographers and nature enthusiasts to capture.

A must-visit, Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall is one of the most praised highlights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Snowy Kirkjufell mountain in winter
Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall in winter, Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsjökull National Park

At the heart of the peninsula lies Snæfellsjökull National Park, home to the iconic Snæfellsjökull volcano

Believed to be the entrance to the center of the Earth in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” this glacier-capped volcano is a sight to see. The park itself boasts diverse landscapes, from lava fields to coastal cliffs, providing ample opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and taking in the breathtaking scenery.

The Snaefellsjokull National Park is a scenic place to explore.

Arnarstapi and Hellnar finishing villages

Wander along the picturesque coastal villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where colorful houses contrast against the rugged cliffs and rolling waves. Enjoy a scenic walk along the cliffs and admire the fascinating rock formations, including Gatklettur, also known as the Arch Rock, and the wonderful basalt columns.

Arnarstapi village in summer
Arnarstapi fishing village is a picturesque place in Snaefellnes.

Djúpalónssandur Beach

Djúpalónssandur is a black sand beach renowned for its unique pebbles and impressive shipwreck relics. Take a stroll along the shoreline, feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean, and test your strength at the ‘Lifting Stones’ – ancient weights used by Icelandic fishermen.

Djúpalónssandur Beach in summer
Djúpalónssandur beach is a black pebble / sand beach.

Ytri Tunga Beach

Ytri Tunga Beach, on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, offers golden sands and a chance to spot sunbathing seals, as it’s famous for seal colony found in this area. Backdropped by the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull glacier, its surrounding views are breathtaking, perfect for leisurely strolls or adventurous wildlife encounters.

Ytri Tunga beach Snaefellsnes
A seal is relaxing on a rock from the Ytri Tunga Beach, Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Búðir Black Church

The iconic black church is located on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and stands as an Icelandic landmark. Its stark black exterior contrasts with the surrounding landscape, creating a striking visual. Set against the dramatic backdrop of lava fields and the distant Snaefellsjokull glacier, it’s a must-visit for anyone who loves to explore photo opportunities.

Green Northern Lights over a black church
Budir Black Church on Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Eldborg Volcanic Crater

Hike to the summit of Eldborg, a perfectly preserved volcanic crater that offers panoramic views of the surrounding lava fields and countryside. The trail is relatively easy and rewards you with a unique perspective of Iceland’s geological wonders.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or simply someone in search of tranquility, Snaefellsnes Peninsula promises an unforgettable experience.

Why Should You Choose BusTravel Iceland

With 60 years of expertise in guiding visitors to Iceland’s most spectacular attractions, BusTravel, a reputable Reykjavik-based tour operator, is renowned for its exceptional guides and well-structured itineraries. Day tours typically commence with convenient pick-ups at designated bus stops throughout Reykjavik’s city center, ensuring a prompt start to your exciting day.

 Although a Snaefellsnes day tour spans approximately 11 hours, the experience is undeniably rewarding.

 

 

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Reviews from Our Snaefellsnes Tours
by Nekhel Mohan Sahay
May 2, 2024
A very good experience overall and it was really fun to visit all the scenic locations which all felt so surreal and close to nature. Read more
by Robert Hughes
May 2, 2024
by Kenny Nguyen
March 29, 2024
Just want to thank Alain and Chris for the tour on Friday 22nd 2024 What a beautiful day to start compared to the previous windy days. about a 2hr drive with a break halfway. Alain the absolute deu… Read more
by Erika
March 16, 2024
We have spent only 3 full days in Iceland, and this was one of the trips we have decided to go to. It was a great day right from the start till the end. Our guide Siggi was professional, knowledgeable… Read more
by Valerie Woods
August 23, 2023
Where can I start?. We had booked for the small group tour of the Snaefellsness Peninsula and met at Bus stop 1 by the City Hall. Pick up was easy and smooth as we made other pick ups before heading o… Read more
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