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Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Activity provider: Holiday Tours

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Activity provider: Holiday Tours
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Journey to the center of the earth to visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a trip from Reykjavik, and explore the stunning Kirkjufell and Berserkjahraun lava fields.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up is between 08:30 and 09:00 AM. Please be ready at your pick-up location at 08:30 AM.

Experience

Itinerary

Itineraries can change at the last minute due to weather conditions and other factors.

11 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • Borgarnes (coffee)

    • Extra fee
  • Berserkjahraun (photo stop)

  • Kirkjufell (photo stop)

  • Saxhóll Crater (photo stop)

  • Djúpalónssandur (photo stop)

  • Arnarstapi (photo stop)

  • Búðakirkja (photo stop)

  • Ytri Tunga (photo stop)

  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Appreciate a small group experience
  • Learn about Icelandic sagas
  • Admire Iceland's most photographed mountain
  • Explore one of the most beautiful black sand beaches
  • Watch seals laying on a beach
Full 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 (available 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 deeper 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. Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Credit card
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Intoxication
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Smoking indoors
  • Baby carriages
  • Touching marine life
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Nudity
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  •  Due to traffic restrictions in downtown Reykjavik, your pickup may be from one of the tour bus stops
  • Please check your emails before the tour
  •  The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 309 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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An excellent tour and tour guide. The locations were spectacular and our guide was very informative and helpful from beginning to end, we learned alot of fun facts from him. I cannot remember his name unfortunately but he was from Greece and this tour took place on the 24th November if that helps

November 28, 2022

Our guide Adonis was the best, he told us stories and history along the way and at every attraction that we are heading to. He was clear in his instructions and we have ample time to take photos and enjoy the scenery. He was understanding and know when to give us ‘peace’ so we could take a nap after a long day. Not to mention he is really humorous too! By far the best tour we had in Iceland!

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November 28, 2022

I had an amazing day, and all credits goes to Sara, who made sure we visited every spots despite the short daylight during the winter season. She was knowledgeable about the place, and told us numerous stories about Iceland and her journey to here. It was an absolute fantastic experience and I recommend this tour to everyone.

November 27, 2022

Product ID: 408006