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Our private Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Tour is a wonderful way to experience some of the most beautiful sights Iceland has to offer. This tour gives the flexibility to make this journey just as you like it. Our private tours are perfect for groups, families & friends to create that special & exclusive experience here in Iceland.
Snæfellsnes is often reffered to as "Iceland in a pocket" as it has a bit of everything icelandic nature is famous for. It is the home of waterfalls, glaciers, lava formations, volcanoes and black sand beaches. We will whisk you off on this magical journey and share with you all our stories, tales & fun facts along the way.
We will show you the famed Kirkjufell mountain and waterfalls, Djúpalónssandur beach, Lóndrangar pinnacles, Arnarstapi harbor, Snæfellsjökull glacier, the Berserk lava field as we let you in on all the secret, mystery and legend linked to those nature pearls.
For nature lovers, families, friends, groups & film enthusiasts this not a tour to miss!
Please note the tour price is per vehicle, not per passenger.
Join us for a truly unique adventure to the magical wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. One of our expert guides will pick you on a comfortable bus at a preferred pick up point and take you on a day tour to remember.
A smooth 2 hours drive along the west coast and under Hvalfjördur Bay take us to our first place of interest. A viewing point overlooking the bold and wild Berserkjahraun lava field gives you a first hint what to expect on the tour. Berserkjahraun is a black and beautiful field of solid black lava that came from nearby volcanic craters about 4000 years ago. The lava is mentioned in one of the Icelandic Sagas where Norwegian Berserks are finally overpowered in lava.
As we get closer to the fishing town of Grundarfjörður, it's hard to miss the freestanding and elegant peak Mt. Kirkjufell (Church Mountain). Rising above the town with it's steep green slopes it's easy to imagine where the name comes from. The mountain came greatly known after playing a role in Netflix series, Game of Thrones making Mt. Kirkjufell steeling the thunder from Snæfellsjökull glacier itself.
A few hundred meters from the mountain is the shy but beautiful waterfall, carrying the same name as the peak. The waterfall is fed with glacial waters coming from Snæfellsjökull glacier. Walking path leads visitors around the area and gives the great opportunity to take beautiful pictures of the fall with majestic Mt Kirkjufell in the background. Kirkjufellsfoss has become one of the most popular sites to visit by photographers for it's stunning form and beauty.
The coast at Djúpalónssandur is often referred to as the Black Lava Pearl Beach. It's an arched shaped bay with lava cliffs and black basalt pebbels and sand, a former location of a fishing village. Fascinating signs of this former fishing times are four ancient lifting stones that were used to test the strength of fishermen, waiting for you to try them out. Preserving history and creating a beautiful contrast on the beach are thee rusty pieces of iron that are left scattered around the area and belong to an English trawler that shipwrecked on the shore in 1948.
Next we head to the basalt cliffs called Lóndrangar. The cliffs and the remaining pinnacles are the remains of a former volcano brutally attacked by the forces of the ocean over the centuries. The site is popular by bird lovers where as seabirds nest in the cliffs. On a good day there is a stunning view over to Snæfellsjökull glacier and if you are lucky, you might even spot some elves.
Snæfellsjökull volcano and glacier is the true star of the area and it's great landmark. It can be well seen from far away on a good day, even from Reykjavík. It's known for it's special and powerful energy that people feel when around it. Many Icelanders head to the roots of the volcano to recharge their batteries and aliens where even expected to land on top of the glacier in 1993, attracting a great number of people and journalists from all around the world. The volcano became known after the Fresh author, Jules Verne made it part of his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth where an entrance leading to the center of the earth is found at the top of Snæfellsjökull. The glacier is a popular destination for hikers, skiers and other adventurers alike.
Next up is a charming little fishing village with a small boat harbour and a stunning coastline. Arnarstapi village is sitting in close quarters to Snæfellsjökull and being overlooked by a majestic mountain called Stapi, given it's name to the town. Arnarstapi is a picturesque town allowing for wonderful walks from the harbour and along the wonderful coastline up to an impressive monument of the area's protector, Bárður Snæfellsáss. When strolling along the coast you easily come empowered by the forces of nature, the energy from the ocean, the power from the volcano and the rugged Beaty of different coastal features spotted during the walk. Basalt columns, petrified elephants, blow wholes and seabirds are only a few to be mentioned.
Once back on the bus the scenic drive back to Reykjavík takes a good 2,5 hours. If time and conditions are right your guide will probably let you in on a few more secrets on the way.
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