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Embark on an enchanting journey through the Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park.

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is often referred to as “Iceland in miniature”, as you get a little bit of everything. The diverse landscape includes natural wonders like vast black sand beaches, magnificent mountains, large volcanic craters, rich birdlife, and the mighty glacier, Snæfellsjökull. It’s a spectacular slice of Iceland.

This day tour to Snæfellsnes provides expert guidance and spectacular views of the incredible landscape where geological wonders loom. The tour stops at the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi, the gateway to Snæfellsjökull National Park.

The seaside cliffs are spectacular, with basalt formations including holes and arches carved out by the ocean. The ridges are a nesting ground for the arctic tern, and you’ll love taking photos with a giant stone statue of Bárður Snæfellsás with its back to the ocean not far from the parking lot. 

Djúpalónssandur Beach, on the southwestern edge of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is one of the region’s highlights and the next stop on the tour. The vast beach is covered by small black stones that were shaped by the force of the ocean tides and the lashing of the wind. You will love to wander among the frozen lava landscapes and the interesting rock formations.

The main event for many is the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which sits in the middle of the Snæfellsnes National Park. It has captured the imagination of people all over the world, including Jules Verne, who featured the glacier in his novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. This tour offers numerous views of the glacier and proves to be a showstopper! 

Other tour highlights include views of Hólahólar, Ólafsvík, Ytri Tunga and the stunning Kirkjufell mountain. 

Availability
All year
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
12 hours
Minimum age
1
Meeting Point
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

TourID: RE17

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia

Meeting point

BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Remember to dress according to the weather. Warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended.

We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, a scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days.

From €133/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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Included

  • Wi-Fi
  • Professional Local Guidance

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Tour highlights

Arnarstapi
Kirkjufell
Djúpalónssandur
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
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