Have you ever heard of Jules Verne and his novel "Journey to the center of the Earth"? Well, we'll take you to Snæfellsjökull volcano, also known as the entrance to the core of the planet.
Tour Operator: Holiday Tours
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 Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name.
Next, head to Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped mountain on the Snæfelsnes 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 (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.
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.
Budakirkja 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 artifacts, 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 Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Minibus Tour?
A stunning natural site formed 4000 years ago following eruptions from three nearby volcanoes.
A prominent landmark known for its picturesque and distinctive form, standing at 463 meters (1,519 feet) tall.
A neighbour to the iconic Kirkjufell Mountain, this picturesque waterfall adds to the allure of the already stunning Kirkjufell landscape.
A dormant volcanic crater on the peninsula, boasting a remarkable age of 3000 years. Accessible from March to November.
A stunning beach renowned for its unique black pebbles formed by volcanic activity and the remnants of a shipwreck dating back to 1948.
A beautiful and charming fishing village, known for its extremely picturesque cliff formations along the beach.
An iconic Icelandic landmark built in 1703, featuring striking black timber cladding that stands out against the surrounding landscape.
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.