Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Day Tour | Tröll Expeditions

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Explore most Beautiful Hidden Gems in Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

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LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration12 hours
TransportationIncluded
DifficultyEasy
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included

Availability

All year

Activity

You will explore the beautiful area of the Snæfelsness peninsula nationa park

Difficulty

Easy

Safety

You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides

Information

You will learn about geology in Snæfellsnes and more

Duration

12 Hours

Location

From Reykjavík

Overview

Welcome to a tour which will give you an introduction to Iceland, its volcanoes and history. A place, where most professional photographers go to – Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a place which was extremely volcanically active 15 to 7 million years ago. This extremely unique location with some of the most iconic places in the world will welcome you with majestic waterfalls, glacier, volcanoes and hot springs. Snæfellsnes is becoming the most filmed location in Iceland for Hollywood movies – such as Game of Thrones, Captain America, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Get ready for this exciting 10 hour unforgettable adventure to one of the most beautiful and legendary places in Iceland. A tour which is perfect for individuals who wish to explore our extremely beautiful  island in 1 full day.

About the Tour

Watch the video to learn more about Snæfellsnes

Tour Description

On the morning of your tour, we will come and pick you up from your chosen bus stop or hotel in Reykjavík. We will then start our unforgettable adventure towards Snæfellsnes.

As we travel to the north, we will see mountains which were not previously there, however had been recently created – after hundreds of volcanoes erupted in the area. When lava cools down, it sometimes creates extremely spectacular things to nature.

Borgarnes

On the way to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we will pass an extremely beautiful little town called Borgarnes. The journey to this place is absolutely phenomenal – we will drive through a fjord and loads of scenic mountains. Borgarnes was one of the first places Norwegian vikings settled when they arrived in Iceland.

 

We might make a short stop for some snacks, and continue the drive more to the north – getting extremely close to the Arctic Circle.

Ytri Tunga Beach: Seal Colony

Our first stop in Snæfellsnes will be a heavenly place for animal lovers – a place where the wild seals live. 

Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach that has a little secret hidden away down by the sea, behind the farmhouses… a seal colony! Seals love to spend their time on the rocks of this beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks for you to spot them from a distance.

In the old days seals used to be killed for food or for fashion, however nowadays Icelanders see seals as a beautiful addition to the culture, and encourage visitors to come and visit them as well.

Búðir

Our next stop will be an old village located in the middle of huge lava fields – Búðir. In the old times the village used to be called Hraunhofn, which meant ‘“The Harbor of Lava” in Icelandic. 

Nowadays, in the once thriving town, the only standing building is a tiny wooden black church called Búðakirkja – better known as Black Church of Búdir.  Also a modern Hotel Búðir has been recently built.

Búdakirkja was built in 1703 and is considered to be the most beautiful church in Iceland.

The reason to build this church in the middle of a lava field is quite unique. Legends say that an elderly lady asked a man to hold an arrow and spin in circles until he felt dizzy. After many spins, he shot the arrow into the air. The location of where the arrow landed meant that the location of the church had been decided.

Arnarstapi: Fishing Village

Our next stop is a small fishing village at the bottom of a mountain, with one of the most beautiful harbors in the country.  

This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma, hit by the wild waves of the Atlantic. Thousands of years later, erosion has formed beautiful stone arches and a remarkable marine geyser. 

We will visit the coastline as we share some extremely fascinating stories about Bárður, the half-man half-troll, and his stories in the area.

Afterwards we will stop at a beautiful Gatklettur, also known as “Hellnar Arch”. 

Gatklettur is a beautiful naturally formed stone arch. Gatklettur is a spectacular place for photographers, and videographers. 

Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs

The Lóndrangar are a pair of gigantic (75-meter high) basalt pinnacles, which are remains from a volcanic crater from ten of thousands of years ago. They can be seen emerging over the entire southern coastline. In the area we might find a huge variety of seabirds, northern fulmars and Iceland’s beloved puffins.

Icelanders have been visiting this place ever since vikings settled in Iceland – roughly 1200 years ago. However farmers do not farm here, because Icelanders strongly believe that elves live in the area.

Kirkjufell

We will end our day with Kirkjufell - the most famous mountain in Iceland, which was featured multiple times on Game of Thrones.

Kirkjufell is by far the most beautiful mountain in the Arctic, peaking at 463 meters. At the bottom of the mountain, you will find a lake which reflects a perfect mirror image of Kirkjufell.

Back to Reykjavík

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8pm, though this may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

Ytri Tunga Beach & Seals Colony

Included (in the price)

Small Group

Few people on every tour for maximum comfort

FREE
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FREE
English Speaking Guide

Learn about ICELAND

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Highlights...

✓  See seals in the wild

✓ Climb to the top of a volcano

✓ Explore 4000-year-old lava fields

✓ Visit Kirkjufell – the mountain from Game of Thrones

✓ And so much more

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reviews

Sam 11 months ago

Amazing sight seeing day in Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Our...

Zixin 1 years ago

Unforgettable beautiful scenery and lovely guide. Took ...

Kai 1 years ago

We did a 2 day west coast & snaefellsnes peninsula with...

Edel 1 years ago

The tour was amazing and gave us 🗻 plenty of georgeous...

Joann 1 years ago

Beautiful scenery and Thales is a wonderful tour guide....

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