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Snaefellsjokull National Park Tours

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Snaefellsjokull National Park
Dominated by a 700,000-year-old glacier-topped stratovolcano, Snæfellsjökull National Park embodies Iceland’s moniker, the land of fire and ice. Covering an area of more than 65 square miles (170 square kilometers), the park has lava fields, basalt sea cliffs, black- and golden-sand beaches, caves, and peculiar lava formations.

The Basics
Most visitors explore the park on day trips or multi-day trips from Reykjavik. Organized day trips typically include other sites within the park, such as Mt. Kirkjufell, the Lóndrangar rock pinnacles, Sönghellir cave, Skarðsvík beach, and black-sand Djúpalónssandur beach, as well as towns and villages on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula such as Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Stykkishólmur, and Grundarfjörður. On 2-day tours of the region, visitors may have the chance to hunt for the elusive Northern Lights after dark. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park is a must for nature lovers and adventurers. 
  • Wear hiking boots and warm layers, including a rainproof outer layer. 
  • Because of the rough, uneven terrain, Snæfellsjökull National Park may be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. 

How to Get There
Snæfellsjökull National Park is situated at the western tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Iceland’s west coast, about 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Reykjavik. As attractions within the park are dispersed, it’s best to go by car or as part of an organized tour. 

When to Get There
The best time to visit is during the summer months, when daylight lasts longer, temperatures are typically warmer, and services are operating. Get there in the morning to maximize your exploring time. 

Snæfellsjökull’s Literary Connections
Snæfellsjökull has long been known to literary-minded Icelanders, having been the setting for the legendary Icelandic saga, Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss. The glacier also famously featured in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, where it served as the entrance to the center of the Earth. 
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Snaefellsnes National Park and Natural Wonders from ReykjavikDay Trips

Snaefellsnes National Park and Natural Wonders from Reykjavik

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Experience Iceland's spectacular natural environment during this full-day tour from Reykjavik. On this eco-adventure, follow your local guide on a hike to view marine life like seabirds and seals along the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Spend time in fishing villages and explore unique geological formations in the national park. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik is included.
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  • 10 hours
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour Including Lunch from ReykjavíkDay Trips

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour Including Lunch from Reykjavík

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West Iceland’s beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula boasts towering waterfalls, rugged cliff-faces, and spectacular coastal scenery, but its remote location makes access challenging. On this tour, explore the peninsula with ease from your Reykjavik accommodation, and take in natural features including Mt. Kirkjufell and Djupalonssandur black-sand beach. Discover geological craters and lava fields, with a traditional meal in the Icelandic countryside included.
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  • 11 hours
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip from Reykjavik incl. Kirkjufell MountainDay Trips

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip from Reykjavik incl. Kirkjufell Mountain

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Explore the natural beauty of the Snæfellsnes peninsula on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary about the geology and volcanic terrain as you travel through one of Iceland's most breathtaking landscapes. See the Snæfellsjökull glacier, Kirkjufell Mountain, picturesque fishing villages, and black-sand beaches around the region.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Private Snaefellsjokull National Park Tour from ReykjavikPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Snaefellsjokull National Park Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit Snaefellsjökull National Park on this 11-hour private tour from Reykjavik. Some consider the Snaefellsnes Peninsula to be Iceland in a nutshell, as it's home to nearly all of the natural attractions the country is known for in a small area, including lava fields, volcanic features, black-sand beaches, springs, rock formations, mountains, and fishing villages. You'll travel by private vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National ParkDay Trips

Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park

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Discover the primitive splendour of Snaefellsnes National Park on an enriching full-day excursion from Reykjavik. In a comfortable vehicle, descend to an underwater tunnel and travel along the beautiful Icelandic peninsula to Breiðafjörður beach, a rare golden sand beach. Stop at a charming selection of small towns and fishing villages; marvel at swooping sea birds at the cliffs of Dritvík; and delight in the beauty of Kirkjufell, a church shaped mountain emphasized by a neighbouring waterfall. Receive personalized attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 11 hours
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Journey to the center of earth at Snæfellsnes national parkDay Trips

Journey to the center of earth at Snæfellsnes national park

Travel to Snæfellsjökull glacier, setting for the Jules Verne classic "Journey to the Center of the Earth," without the hassle of driving — or waiting for other travelers — on this private tour from Reykjavik. In a Super Jeep, travel west to the glacier along a scenic route, past the large fjord of Hvalfjörður and multiple beaches and waterfalls, and take a dip in a hidden hot spring.
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  • 10 hours
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private TourDay Trips

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Tour

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Spend a day exploring the scenic Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this action-packed day tour. You’ll have a stress-free experience without any transport to organize, as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable 4WD with guide commentary along the way. Highlights include Ytri-Tunga beach, Arnarstapi village, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Saxholl crater, and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
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  • 10 hours
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Snaefellsnes Volcanoes Private Day TourBus Tours

Snaefellsnes Volcanoes Private Day Tour

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West of Iceland has it all. A natural pool, glacier, waterfalls, lava, and volcanoes. Also charming fishing villages and breathtaking views all around the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Few of our possible stops include Snæfellsjökull National Park with Djúpalónssandur, Hellnar, Arnarstapi and Gerduberg. Many of my favorite places are however not famous at all or crowded with people but nevertheless just as breathtaking and special. Our company is a small family based one. We are very passionate about our nature and we love our work. We focus on giving a great memorable experience to few people at the time. We want you to feel like you were visiting an old friend in Iceland that is showing you some of his island's most beautiful places.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour with a Professional PhotographerDay Trips

Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour with a Professional Photographer

Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with a professional photographer guide to capture the experience or help you improve your photography skills. This package for up to four people will take you out into the Icelandic wilderness, with stops at the Budir Church, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, the Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, Kirkjufell Mountain, and Ytri Tunga and Djupalonssandur Beaches.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Wonders of Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

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Wonders of Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour from Reykjavik

Explore west Iceland's Snaefellsjokull peninsula at your own pace on the private guided tour from Reykjavík exclusively for you and your party. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to customize the tour to suit your own interests as you travel between such sites as the Settlement Center in Borgarnes or the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum; Elborg Volcanic Crater, and Snæfellsnes National Park, which spans from the mountains to the shore.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from ReykjavikDay Trips

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

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Experience some of Iceland’s most atmospheric scenery on a day trip by Super Jeep to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik. See the glaciated Snaefellsnes volcano immortalized in Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth,’ gaze at cone-shaped Mt. Kirkjufell, and admire waterfalls, rock formations, seabird-filled cliffs, beaches, and remote fishing villages. Transport by Super Jeep with wireless and hot drinks, plus admission fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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6-Day Private Tour of ICELANDMulti-day Tours

6-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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Many tours in Iceland offer only a day trip from the capital: Fully immerse yourself in the country's natural wonders and enjoy an intimate, unrushed experience on this private six-day tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, travel from black-sand beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the south coast to waterfalls and volcanoes in the remote northwestern corner of the county, all without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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  • 6 days
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Snæfellsnes peninsulaDay Trips

Snæfellsnes peninsula

On this route we will explore the National park of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, driving through lava fields along the coast and there will be many classic Icelandic photo opportunities on our way. We will make sure to visit most popular sites at the national park such as Sönghellir and Vatnshellir cave. Whether you are interested in bird life, black beaches, glaciers or history, you have come to the right place. Snæfellsnes glacier has been an inspiration to many poets and writers such as Juels Vern and our Nobel prize winner Halldór Laxness. Some believe it is one of the seven chakras in the world. We will be hiking around beautiful old fishing village Arnarstapi. On our way we will enjoy the scenery and breathing in the sea breeze is quite memorable. Good idea to have fish and chips here for lunch. On our way back we will visit Djúplónsandur referred to as black pearl beach and enjoy the sea breeze.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula TourDay Trips

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour

Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland is something that you can’t miss this if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of Iceland. This tour offers you a spectacular landscape, extraordinary shores, and scenery. You can visit the Seal colony, Shark museum, Kirkjufell one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland and well known from the TV hit series Game of Thrones recognized as being “ArrowHead Mountain”, Lóndrangar the basalt columns from an ancient crater and more. This is one of the few places in Iceland with golden and pink beaches since Iceland is well known for its black lava beaches and the beauty is just breathtaking. The peninsula brings you stretches of lava fields beautiful waterfalls and gorges, small lovely local villages. CO2 OFFSETTING: 6 Trees planted Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
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Private Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tourDay Trips

Private Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour

Our Snæfellsnes Peninsula private tour allows you to experience the beautiful region of western Iceland in a private vehicle with your own driver-guide. The tour starts with a pickup at your accommodation in the greater metropolitan area of Reykjavik. From there we head west towards the Snæfellsnes Peninsula which is renowned for it's astonishing landscape. Visit the magnificent Snaefellsnes National Park, drive through charrming villages, drink naturally carbonated water at a mineral spring at Olkelda, see Londrangar basalt cliffs and stop by the magnificent and famous Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall just beneath there.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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The Wild Snæfellsnes Peninsula Area | Kirkjufell Mountain & Black ChurchDay Trips

The Wild Snæfellsnes Peninsula Area | Kirkjufell Mountain & Black Church

We meet in Reykjavik, hop up in the Minibus and then drive to the beautiful Iceland South Coast.We stop at Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss , Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara, Resynisdrangar, Black sand beach and much more
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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7 Day Private Tour Around Westfjords & Snæfellsnes PeninsulaAttraction Tickets

7 Day Private Tour Around Westfjords & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

This seven days journey will amaze you by the true colours of Iceland, you will see and learn why is Iceland such a magical and unique place, loved by the tourists and its locals. Ravishing nature, rich cultural heritage, mesmerizing energy, are just some of the thrills that your guide will share with you on this remarkable adventure. Bathing in the natural pools, visiting hot spots like Snaefellsnes peninsula, Kirkjufell mountain, Látrabjarg cliffs, Rauðasandur beach and Dynjandi waterfall, various small villages with rich history as well as otherworldly Strandir area, famous fjords and National Park Thingvellir are some of the most popular and interesting places you will experience on this amazing tour.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days
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Private Jeep Tour - Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trips

Private Jeep Tour - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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From Reykjavik, we drive for about one and a half hours to get to Gerduberg, a place famous for its colossal basalt columns. We then continue the journey to beautiful Arnarstapi, an old fishing village where you can walk along the cliffs and enjoy the view of the majestic Snæfellsjökull, in the Snæfellsjökull National Park. The tour will continue to volcano craters, black beaches, lighthouses, beautiful cliffs, and the famous Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. We will drive you to secret places you will not see on a bus tour and, if we are lucky, we will get to see some seals or even whales before our return to Reykjavik in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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Private G tour by jeepDay Trips

Private G tour by jeep

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Take your faith in your own hands. Use G spot Iceland guides experience and create exciting tour that suits you most. You can choose from wide range of options: adventure, adventure or adventure…. Despite your choice we would be looking for an adventure ! Hikes, 4x4 off roading, caving, fishing, bathing in hot springs, troll & elves hunt expeditions - it's up to you. Trip will be personalised and configured according to your interests, expectations, fit and experience. You'll decide on the final plan and considering many different factors including weather we will do our best to make it happen. This way you will get chance to explore Iceland the way you want in comfortable conditions with knowledgeable G spot guide that would tell you all about places of visit as well as about Iceland itself. Just choose from places we have listed, your own or contact us for tailored offer. And remember Iceland is beautiful as much as dangerous that said our priority will always be your safety.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell / guided private tourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell / guided private tour

Leave behind Iceland’s popular Golden Circle and Ring Road tourist hot spots and instead take a private tour that heads to Snæfellsnes National Park. There, nature lovers who prefer an off-the-beaten-path experience can see glaciers, beaches, historic villages, and scenic seaside cliffs. Plus, you can enjoy the iconic landscapes without battling the crowds that swarm the country's more accessible parks.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Gulla's choiceDay Trips

Gulla's choice

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Travel like locals - discover new things - and remember we want you to enjoy and we tailor all our tours. ​ Tell me about your group - your expectations and what you want to see. ​ In this tour I can show you different things
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  • 7 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Snæfellsnes TourDay Trips

Private Snæfellsnes Tour

We designed our Day Tours to showcase Iceland’s most popular attractions in offerings that fit into your bigger traveling plans. All of our tours offer an exclusive experience at an affordable price. Running at 8 people maximum we ensure that the experience is truly yours.
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  • 12 hours
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Iceland in a G pill Snaefellsnes tourDay Trips

Iceland in a G pill Snaefellsnes tour

Snaefellsnes peninsula with it's highest and majestic volcano has been inspiring people for centuries. Home of legendary ghosts, waterfalls, beaches, historic villages and rich folklore. Place where ‘A journey to the centre of earth’ begins and where tragic events form “Bárðar saga” took place. We will start our travel at place where you'll see what nature can create without a help of human. We will have a chance to see seals on the beach sipping carbonated water from a natural mineral spring. We'll visit picturesque church and a nearby tall waterfall which cuts through layers of hexagonal lava columns. Brave enough will have a chance to explore Rauðfeldsgjá ravine to the very end of it. After lunch break we'll pass next to glacier to reach small volcanic crater. Our last stop before return would be famous church mountain where game of thrones scene was recorded. Join us to see snaefellsnes peninsula where according to Julius Verne: “You can dream with your eyes open”.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from ReykjavikDay Trips

Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

Exploration by Super Jeep of the wildest region of Iceland with breathtaking landscapes, lovely small towns, rock formations, colorful sand beaches, waterfalls & lava fields. Highlights of the Tour include Stykkishólmur (A typical Icelandic fishing village), Grundarfjörður & Kirkjufell (A village & an impressive mountain), Skarðsvík (A gold sand beach), Snæfellsjökull (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Lóndrangar (The rocky castle), Hellnar & Arnarstapi (The twin villages), Búðir (The black Church)
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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