Snæfellsnes Peninsula Minibus Tour
A mighty glacier covering an ancient volcano, silvery waterfalls, majestic mountains, and black sand beaches make the Snæfellsnes Peninsula an excellent stop for those looking to get the best of Iceland. On this full-day tour, you’ll explore the beautiful region in a small group, ensuring more time at each location and more time with your guide than you’d get in a big coach tour.
This tour starts in the morning when your friendly guide shows up in their minibus to pick you up in Reykjavík. After short introductions, the guide will whisk you away past Reykjavík’s city mountain, Esja, into the countryside.
You’ll travel through West-Iceland’s countryside towards Snæfellsnes. As you near the peninsula, you’ll see the landscape change from farmland to lava fields. On the edge of the Snæfellsnes Region is Ytri-Tunga, a white sand beach — which is quite rare in Iceland. You’ll stop here for a chance to photograph the resident seals, which can often be seen lounging on the beach.
You’ll also stop at Búðakirkja Church. This is another fantastic photography spot with the jet-black church in the foreground and the white Snæfellsjökull Glacier in the back. From there, you’ll travel to Arnarstapi, a charming little settlement on the coast. You can take a short hike along the coastline to view the stunning natural scenery, and vibrant birdlife found here.
You will also stop to look at the Lóndrangar basalt stacks, a set of massive rock pinnacles which protrude out of the ocean. IF you are visiting in the summer months, keep an eye out for puffins that often nest in these rocks. Nearby is Djúpalónssandur black sand beach. To get to the beach, you’ll have to walk through a maze of natural lava pillars. The beach has a tragic but fascinating history which your tour guide will tell you all about.
Saxhóll is a volcanic crater created in an eruption some 4,000 years ago. If you wish, you can walk up it for a fantastic view of Snæfellsjökull Glacier and the surrounding scenery.
No trip to Snæfellsnes can be complete without a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. This iconic feature is considered to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland and was even featured in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Nearby is a small but charming waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss.
So don’t wait! Book your ticket to the fantastic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and enjoy a full day of spectacular natural features.