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Small-Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula Natural Park

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.

Reykjavík
All Year Around
11 hours
Easy

Starting at 18.990 ISK

Tour Operator: Holiday Tours

About

Waterfalls – rugged lava fields – black sand beaches – history – local folklore. You’ll see it all!

Highlights of the tour:

Berserkjahraun Lava Field – created 4000 years ago after the eruption of 3 nearby volcanoes.

Kirkjufell mountain – as seen on Game of Thrones - and a picturesque waterfall in the area.

Saxhóll – the dormant volcanic crater on the peninsula. 3000 years old and 100 meters high. Yes you read that right. There’s a staircase leading to the top
  so the walk is relaxing. Note: Saxhóll not available December-February.

Djúpalónssandur – black sand beach.

Arnarstapi – the beautiful and charming fishing village. The stunning cliff formations on the beach are extremely picturesque, to say the least.

Budakirkja Black Church - known for its unique beauty.

Ytri-Tunga – beautiful golden-colored beach and the home to a seal colony


Tour description:

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip including Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn the local legends and see a seal colony.


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, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. 


Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (visited only from February - November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry.


Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas.


Finally, discover a more in-depth understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (only visited from February - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

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What's included?

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


Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?

  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather
  • Good walking shoes
  • Bring your 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps (contact us if you require car seat)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the departure for a full refund.

Itinerary

Day 1: Berserkjahraun Lava Field
Day 1: Kirkjufell Mountain
Day 1: Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
Day 1: Saxholl Volcanic Crater (only from March to November)
Day 1: Djupalonssandur Black Sand Beach
Day 1: Arnarstapi Fishing Village
Day 1: Budakirkja Church
Day 1: Ytri Tunga Beach (only from March to November)

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