Western Region, Iceland Private tours

Our most recommended Western Region, Iceland Private tours

Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

1. Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will travel west to the historic area of Borgarfjörður, a region that can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, visit the charming Glanni Waterfall and Deildartunguhver Geothermal Area. Afterward, you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls spread at a distance of around 900 meters. The waters flow out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field that was formed around 1,000 years ago during a massive eruption of a volcano lying under a Langjökull glacier. Rivulets streaming from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland, and just a few meters away, you will find another interesting waterfall.  The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Vidgelmir lava cave. Just shy of 1,600 meters in length, the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize just how powerful eruptions of volcanoes can be. Lastly, visit the Reykholt historic site where you can learn about the history of Iceland and see Snorralaug, small hot spring used by local people since the 12th century. This place was first mentioned in medieval writings OF Snorri Sturluson, the famous Icelandic poet, and politician who used to bathe there.

Arnarstapi: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

2. Arnarstapi: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

Put on your hiking boots and join the tour group on a wonderful hike to one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland. Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-covered volcano located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland and stretching 1446 m above sea level. Admire the stunning views over the peninsula, made famous by Jules Verne's book, Journey to the Center of the Earth. The entire hike from the base of the glacier usually takes about 5-6 hours.  Starting from Snæfellsnes road, hike along a rocky path for 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. Stop to put on glacier gear, crampons, harness, ice axes, and ropes. The guides will show you how to use this equipment and there will be time to stop for a snack and water.  Hike for about 3 hours to the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On clear days the view is beautiful over the peninsula. Depending on your inclination, stop at around 1400 m or adventure all the way up to 1446 m. It is a steep slope to the top of the peak that is protected with ropes. Spend some time at the summit to eat some lunch and take in the stunning views. Head back down along the same trail which usually takes between 1-2 hours. 

Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Private Day Tour

3. Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Private Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and prepare for a day of adventure as you set off to see the incredible views of this epic peninsula. Relax in a comfortable 8-seater jeep, with your friends and family, as your guide drives you to some of Iceland’s most iconic landscapes. Marvel at the stunning Kirkjufell mountain, as seen on the hit show Game of Thrones, as you travel to Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, next to the mountain. Continue to Búðir, where you will get to see the beautiful black church, a gorgeous spot for photos. Explore this beautiful area known for its diverse landscapes that include, lava fields covered in moss, basalt rock formations, mountain ranges, black sand beaches, and a lot of beautiful wildlife between tiny fishing villages. During the tour, your guide will make stops throughout, giving you plenty of time to take the perfect photo of each spectacular view, while they fill you in on the fascinating history of the peninsula.

From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Private Day Trip

4. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged beauty of the Snæfellsjökull National Park on this day trip from Reykjavik. After getting picked up from your hotel in the morning, travel through the region of Snæfellsnes. Enjoy panoramic views of the area's rolling cliffs, lava fields, and mountains. Upon arrival at your first stop, Ólafsvík, enjoy a wander through the streets of Iceland's oldest market town and stop for lunch at a delicious local restaurant. Next, continue to Stykkishólmur and take in breathtaking views of Breiðarfjarðarflói. Later, head to Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Listen to your local guide's stories about the elves and trolls who are said to live here and learn more about the glacier's mythical history before returning to Reykjavik.

Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

5. Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the magnificent breed of horses from Iceland, the Icelandic Horse, with a visit to a local stable. First, arrive at the stable and be greeted by horse experts and the horses. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, listen as the horse specialists tell you all about the uniqueness of the Icelandic Horse, their historic importance, and their use today.  Then, meet the horses inside the stables, pet them and take pictures. As a highlight, watch as 1 horse is shown ridden on the oval track. Witness the 5 gaits of the Icelandic Horse: walk, trot, gallop, tölt, and flying pace.  After this, head over to the greenhouse and watch a lecture about how tomatoes are grown the whole year round in Iceland. See the amazing bumblebees, that help to pollinate the flowers of tomato plants, and even have a taste of the tomatoes.

Reykjavic: Private Snaefellsnes and Kirkjufell Jeep Tour

6. Reykjavic: Private Snaefellsnes and Kirkjufell Jeep Tour

Snaefellsnes Peninsula is one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland. Often referred to as "Iceland in a nutshell" due to its great variety of landscape, it is a great off-the-beaten-track region to visit on a private Jeep tour from Reykjavik. Your first stop on this Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour is Gerduberg, a place famous for its huge basalt columns. You will have some time here to admire the huge basalt columns, before you continue on our journey. You will then stop in Budir, where a black wooden church stands surrounded by spectacular moss-covered lava fields. Following this, you will enter the Snafellsjokull National Park where you will drive through some amazing landscapes with your comfortable jeep. You will then stop in the old fishing village of Arnarstapi, located at the foot of the mystic Snaefellsjokull glacier. This charming village offers great photo opportunities, as you walk along its spectacular sea cliffs and enjoy the view of the majestic Snaefellsjokull. The glacier is mentioned in Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth as the entrance to the center of the earth itself. Your Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour will then continue to volcano craters, black beaches, lighthouses, beautiful cliffs, and the famous Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. You will then drive to hidden places you will not see on a bus tour, and if you are lucky, we will get to see some seals or even whales before your return trip to Reykjavik in the evening.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

7. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

Journey through the heart of Iceland as you visit Kerid Lake which is set inside a 3,000-year-old caldera, where expansive views and striking blue water make for incredible photo opportunities. Next, travel to Fridheimar Greenhouse, where you´ll see the latest in the country´s horticultural engineering and enjoy some unique treats grown right on the property. Move on to Geysir, where the land has been shaped for thousands of years by the oldest recorded geyser in the world. Watch as several smaller geysers blast off every few minutes before heading to Gullfoss. Take in views of this gorgeous waterfall on the Hvita river, where 140 cubic meters of water roar over the falls every second. Stop by the Thingvellir to see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

8. Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

Do you want to meet the famed Icelandic horse up close and learn more about this fantastic breed? Then join in for a visit to a Icelandic horse stable, where stable experts and horses await you.  While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, specialists will tell you all about what makes the Icelandic horse unique, as well as their historic significance and how they are used today. Then you can meet the horses inside the stables, pet them, and take pictures. As a highlight, one horse is shown ridden around the oval track. Witness the five gaits of the Icelandic horse during a exciting demonstration; see the horse walk, trot, and gallop and witness the special tölt and flying pace.

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Had a great day out and can totally recommend this tour! The combination of beautiful waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, the historic sights and the huge lava cave was brilliant, and our guide, Thor, explained everything so well and I just had a very fun and interesting time.

Loved our guide who was patient with requests and stops. He gave great recommendation for lunch! In spite of running around we did not have enough time to see some of the sights on the list so I think it’s better to tour Snaefellsness in two days rather than one.

Fantastic all day tour our driver took us to major attractions as well as some off the beaten track places.

We had such a great day, tour guide Thor was brill and loved the cave. Would recommend.

Ragnar was an excellent tour guide! It felt like we were touring with a local friend.