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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches, and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi, and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, and see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Take a photo stop at the famed Black Church at Budir, and spot seals lolling in the sea at Ytri Tunga beach. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour visits a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

2. Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. It includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

Grundarfjörður: Classic Mt. Kirkjufell Kayaking Adventure

3. Grundarfjörður: Classic Mt. Kirkjufell Kayaking Adventure

Your tour will begin at the kayaking base, where you will meet your experienced local guide. After some friendly introductions, your guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment for a fun and safe time on the water. Your kit will include a dry suit, a life jacket, shoes and gloves, and of course, a thermal undersuit. You will spend a total of 70 minutes on the water, first heading towards “Seal Skerry”, an area of incredible wildlife which includes various species of birds, and as the name suggests, some resident seals. From this location you will have a fantastic view of Mount Kirkjufell, which stands proud and domineering over the landscape. Keen observers of pop culture will recognize Kirkjufell almost immediately as the “mountain like an arrowhead” from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Leaving “Seal Skerry” behind, you will continue along the shoreline at the mountain’s roots, before making the return journey to the base. After your tour is over, you are invited to warm up on the kayaking base’s deck with a hot beverage, reflecting over the beautiful experience in which you’ve just partaken. When your time at the base is over, you are free to continue exploring this beautiful region at your leisure.

Iceland: Midnight Sun Kayaking Adventure

4. Iceland: Midnight Sun Kayaking Adventure

This tour begins at the kayaking base beside the shoreline. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will give a quick lesson on the basics of controlling your vessel, as well as hand out all of the necessary equipment. Once on the water, you will be surrounded by a breadth of captivating natural scenery, including, of course, Mount Kirkjufell, most famous for its starring role as “the mountain like an arrowhead” in HBO’s award-winning TV series, Games of Thrones. As you head towards "Seal Skerry", you will also see firsthand various species of birdlife, as well as some of the resident seals that call the area home. You will then continue around the base of Mount Kirkjufell, gaining various perspectives of this incredible feature. Upon returning to the shore, you will be invited to warm up with a hot beverage on the deck.

From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

5. From Reykjavik: 3 Day Family Package

On your first day, you will go to the Famous Golden Circle. Enjoy thehe Grand Golden Circle tour, a compact 8 hour tour that takes you to a series of remarkable and diverse sites in the Southwest of Iceland in a span of only eight hours. In the Geysir geothermal area, get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Next, head to the iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir, located in the glacial river Hvítá. Marvel at it's elegant and majestic form which is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon. After this, visit Þingvellir National Park which located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and is not only a site of geological wonder, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. At Þingvellir, learn its stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið. On the second day, embark on a 10 hour Southern Iceland tour which will take you to diverse natural pearls along the enchanting south coast of Iceland. Take in a landscape characterised by strong contrasts, where grown plains meet coarse mountains and fire meets ice. Then, visit the waterfalls of Skógafoss, with its breathtaking 60m drop, and Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind and through to the other side. In Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach, experience the raw and alluring force of the North Atlantic and its masterfully shaped basalt column cliffs. The site is equally beautiful as it is dangerous, and should be approached with a healthy level of awe and respect. Next, take a short walk up to the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, a sublet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, where you can witness the dynamics of Icelandic glaciers, their formation, behaviour and rapid melting. On the third and last day, experience the range of Icelandic natural beauty in just one area—the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Discover the charming fishing villages of Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters such as Kirkjufelland Ljósufjöll, the black beach at Djúpalónssandur, the majestic glacier Snæfellsjökull and the seal colony at Ytri Tunga. 

Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

6. Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

This 2-hour sea kayak tour is the perfect opportunity to discover Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best. Escape the crowds on this excursion and travel along the coastline to some of the most remote islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. Enjoy scenic landscapes from sea level and see the surrounding glaciers and volcanoes of the peninsula. The tour will start at the kayak base located in the center of the charming village of Stykkishólmur. After a short paddle, the tour arrives at the first landmark, Landey, the world famous eiderdown harvesting location. Later, the tour visits shipwrecks, including the eerie wreckage of the Thorgeir. Occasionally kayakers spot the king of Iceland’s birdlife, the white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on the islands. The white tail eagle is a rare and unforgettable sight. Then, after a short paddle break, the tour threads between local islands before returning to shore.

From Grundarfjörður: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Half-Day Tour

7. From Grundarfjörður: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Half-Day Tour

Embark on an unforgettable day tour from Grundarfjörður to Snæfellsnes, exploring the stunning landscapes and captivating landmarks that define this magical peninsula. Your journey begins at Grundarfjörður port, where you'll be greeted by the breathtaking silhouette of Kirkjufell, one of Iceland's most iconic mountains. First on the itinerary is Kirkjufellsfoss, a majestic waterfall at the base of Kirkjufell. Marvel at the synergy of the mountain and the falls, capturing postcard-perfect moments against the backdrop of nature's grandeur. Continue your adventure to Djúpalónssandur, a black-sand beach adorned with fascinating remnants of a shipwreck. Feel the ancient spirits of the sea as you explore the mystical stones scattered along the shore, each with its own unique historical significance. As you travel along the coastline, Lóndrangar will emerge on the horizon – colossal basalt rock pinnacles rising dramatically from the sea. Gaze in awe at these natural sculptures and appreciate the raw power of geological forces that shaped the rugged coastline. Arnarstapi, a quaint fishing village, beckons with its charm and scenic coastal beauty. Stroll along the coastal cliffs, breathe in the crisp sea air, and witness the resident birdlife nesting on the cliffs. Your journey concludes at Búðir, a picturesque location featuring the iconic black church set against a backdrop of lava fields and the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Take in the spiritual ambiance and capture the timeless allure of this historic site. As you return to Grundarfjörður port, reflect on a day filled with natural wonders, cultural treasures, and the undeniable magic that is Snæfellsnes. This day tour promises a symphony of sights and experiences, creating lasting memories of Iceland's awe-inspiring beauty.

Snaefellsness Peninsula : Private Guided Day Tour

8. Snaefellsness Peninsula : Private Guided Day Tour

Our private tailor-made day tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a unique and unforgettable experience that immerses you in the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's west coast. Starting from Reykjavik, your private guide will take you on a scenic drive through lava fields, past towering mountains and picturesque fishing villages, and along winding coastal roads that offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the tour, your guide will regale you with stories and legends about the area, sharing their knowledge of Icelandic history, culture, and geography. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, and your guide will be happy to recommend local restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a delicious meal or snack. Personalized experience: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes offers a personalized experience that caters to the specific interests and needs of each visitor. This means that you can explore the region at your own pace and focus on the attractions that interest you the most. Expert guide: Our knowledgeable and experienced guide will take you to the best spots in Snaefellsnes and provide you with fascinating insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. You'll learn a lot and have a great time doing it! Comfortable vehicle: Our spacious and comfortable vehicle is equipped with all the amenities you need to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. You'll be able to relax and take in the stunning scenery without worrying about transportation logistics. Flexibility: Our private day tour of Snaefellsnes is completely flexible, meaning you can customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you want to spend more time hiking, sightseeing, or taking photos, we can accommodate your needs. Unforgettable memories: Snaefellsnes is one of the most beautiful and unique regions in Iceland, and our private day tour is designed to help you make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. You'll see incredible landscapes, meet friendly locals, and experience the magic of Iceland in a way that few visitors ever do. Here is a detailed itinerary for a Private Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Pick up from hotel in Reykjavik Visit Ytri-Tunga beach to see seals Explore Arnarstapi village and coastal cliffs Lunch break in Stykkisholmur Visit Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall Stop at Djupalonssandur black sand beach Explore Saxholl crater and lava fields Drop off at hotel in Reykjavik This itinerary allows for plenty of time to see some of the most beautiful and unique sights on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Please note that this is just a suggested itinerary and can be customized to fit your interests and preferences.

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4.8
(1,232 reviews)

The tour was simply awesome! Really great! We traveled an hour longer and were even able to see the sunset, which was magical on the beach and in the mountains on the way back. Siggi was a great guide and had endless knowledge about the island, country and people, nature and of course about Iceland's legends. Cool guy who not only worked through his text dryly, but also included us. Thanks a million for the great day! Anyone who has read this far: BOOK! 🙏🏼😅😊

My boyfriend and I went in January. Our guide and driver was amazing! He took us on extra stops as one of our group wanted to see a different church that was not on the plan. He explained to us some Iceland history and he was really funny too. The weather was not the best that day, but he kept driving against the rain and the wind. He helped us to find some seals in the water as well. It was amazing! Thank you!

Glad we downloaded this app on our drive to south coast and Jokulrason glacier. It included several spots as well as information animals and the landscapes.

I like how passionate the guide was about the peninsula and how funny he was. And the places were amazing and beautiful!

The tour guide is really friendly and sceneries are breathtaking.