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Snæfellsnes & Arrowhead Mountain Small Group Day Tour

More wild nature, almost no people in the Snæfellsjökull national park. Plus glacier views, waterfalls, volcanic crater, lava fields, and a black sand beach.

All Year Around
11 hours

Starting at 18.490 ISK

Tour Operator: Holiday Tours


West Coast's greatest hits
  • Explore Berserkjahraun Lava Field, a captivating landscape crafted 4000 years ago by the eruptions of three nearby volcanoes.
  • Discover Kirkjufell mountain aka the Arrowhead Mountain, immortalized in Game of Thrones, standing tall alongside a picturesque waterfall in the surrounding area.
  • Ascend Saxhóll, the dormant volcanic crater on the peninsula, boasting a remarkable age of 3000 years and a height of 100 meters (328 ft). With a staircase leading to the top, the walk is both exhilarating and relaxing. Note: Visit not available from December to February.
  • Experience the captivating beauty of Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach waiting to be explored.
  • Discover Arnarstapi, a beautiful and charming fishing village, where the beach's stunning cliff formations are beyond picturesque, to say the least.
  • Marvel at Budakirkja Black Church, renowned for its unparalleled and unique beauty.
  • Witness nature's wonders up close at Ytri-Tunga, a beautiful golden-colored beach that is home to a vibrant seal colony. 

A long day but time will fly  

Step aboard a comfortable minibus, feel the warm welcome from your driver-guide, and spend the next few hours journeying through Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Western Iceland with plenty of stops (and surprises!) in between. Depending on the weather, time of day, and season, your driver guide may change the order in which you will visit the stops. This is the beauty of travelling in a small group — you have the flexibility to avoid the crowds and make unexpected discoveries.

There are many stops on the trip but we had enough time for each. It didn't feel rushed. We even did a few extra stops to take some photos of the landscape. - 5-star review on GetYourGuide

Reykjavik to Borganes

Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. 


Next, head to Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Standing at 463 meters (1,519 feet) tall, it is a prominent landmark known for its picturesque and distinctive form. It gained global fame for its role as the "Arrowhead Mountain" in the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

It was so worth having a small group tour because we could make the most of our journey. Every stop we made was timed perfectly, seeing the sunrise at Kirkjufell was magical. - 5-star review on GetYourGuide 

Saxhóll Volcanic Crater (March to November) 

Climb Saxhóll's staircase (open March to November) to its 100-meter-high volcanic summit. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area from this 3000-year-old wonder, and dive into local legends and the rich history of resilient Icelandic heritage with the help of your guide.

Djúpalónssandur settlement

Next, explore Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach where Iceland's fishing history comes to life. Test your strength just like the fishermen of the past who had to lift stones to secure a spot on the boats — these historic stones are still waiting for you on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi for the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Bárður Snæfellsás, a mythical figure considered the guardian or protector of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  

Búðakirkja Black Church 

Constructed in 1703, the church faced dismissal by the Danish king in 1819. However, determined residents successfully fought for its reclamation, and in 1849, they were granted permission to build a new chapel. Notably, a woman named Steinunn saved some of the old artefacts, preserving them for us to admire today.

Ytri-Tunga (March to November)

Continue your journey to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (visited from March to November due to short winter days). Get your camera ready for a thriving seal colony, basking on the rocks and soaking in the sun, laying on the rocks and creating a magical coastal spectacle. Beats any zoo! 


Return to Reykjavik full of life-long memories, and why not choose another tour with us, such as the Small Group Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Secret Lagoon Tour?

Choose the South Coast & Iconic Glacier Hike Full Day Tour if you
  • Want to see a lot in one day
  • Are looking for an idyllic escape
  • Want to venture into the majestic realm of Snæfellsjökull volcano
  • Always dreamed of looking into a volcanic crater
  • Are excited about visiting an Icelandic fishing village 
  • Want to educate yourself about the geology, history, and culture of Iceland

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What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgeable English speaking Driver-Guide 
  • Free Wifi


  • Food & drinks
  • Boredom

What do I need to bring?

  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather
  • Walking shoes or boots 
  • Camera
  • We will have stops during the tour where you can purchase food and snacks, but you can also bring packed lunch 

Know before you go

  • The order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions. In the winter we may need to adjust timings to the limited amount of daylight
  • Pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, supportive, and often funny English-speaking driver guide
  • Plenty of opportunities to take photos and selfies
  • Toilet breaks
  • Free Wifi
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the departure for a full refund
  • Maximum of 19 travelers 


Day 1: Berserkjahraun Lava Field

A stunning natural site formed 4000 years ago following eruptions from three nearby volcanoes. 

Day 1: Kirkjufell Mountain

A prominent landmark known for its picturesque and distinctive form, standing at 463 meters (1,519 feet) tall.  

Day 1: Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

A neighbour to the iconic Kirkjufell Mountain, this picturesque waterfall adds to the allure of the already stunning Kirkjufell landscape.

Day 1: Saxholl Volcanic Crater (March to November only)

 A dormant volcanic crater on the peninsula, boasting a remarkable age of 3000 years. Accessible from March to November. 

Day 1: Djupalonssandur Black Sand Beach

A stunning beach renowned for its unique black pebbles formed by volcanic activity and the remnants of a shipwreck dating back to 1948.

Day 1: Arnarstapi Fishing Village

A beautiful and charming fishing village, known for its extremely picturesque cliff formations along the beach.

Day 1: Budakirkja Church

An iconic Icelandic landmark built in 1703, featuring striking black timber cladding that stands out against the surrounding landscape.

Day 1: Ytri Tunga Beach (March to November only)

A coastal gem that not only captivates with its golden sands and rugged beauty but also holds the distinction of being a seal-watching haven.