Snaefellsnes Peninsula Minibus Tour

Come on an unforgettable journey with a small group and an experienced guide to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. This area is known as "Iceland in miniature" as it is characterized by magnificent and picturesque sites: glacier-carved mountains, endless black beaches, moss topped lava fields, volcanic craters, coastal cliffs topped off by the volcanic glacier Snæfellsjökull.

Price from 16,900 ISK
Price from 112 EUR
Price from 133 USD
Price from 167 CAD
Price from 96 GBP
Price from 870 RMB
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Duration

12 hours

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Highlights

✓ Kirkjufell, “the Church Mountain” & Kirkjufellfoss waterfall ✓ Búðakirkja, “the Black Church of Búðir” ✓ Ytri-Tunga Beach and Seal Colony ✓ Snæfellsjökull Glacier (sightseeing) ✓ Arnarstapi Fishing Village & Hellnar Arch ✓ Lóndrangar and Basalt Cliffs ✓ Djúpalónssandur Beach ✓ Saxhóll Crater ✓ Ólafsvík Fishing Village

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Included

✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board ✓ Small group experience ✓ Professional English speaking guide

Are you ready for the adventure?

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Tour Description

 

 

Kirkjufell, “The Church Mountain”, and Kirkjufellfoss waterfall

This iconic narrow mountain has become the landmark of Snæfellsnes in recent years. It became famous after being presented as the “Arrowhead Mountain” on Game of Thrones. The erosive powers of the glaciers during the last ice age about 12,000 years ago gave this mountain its shape. Due to this unique look, it is one of the most photographed sights in Iceland and just across you will see the beautiful waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss which completes your perfect shot of the mountain. There are numerous vantage points for the perfect photograph.

 

Búdakirkja, the Black Church of Búdir

On the south coast of the peninsula, there’s a village with only a hotel and a tiny black church called the Búðakirkja that sits alone among a field of lava rocks. Búdakirkja was built on the spot in 1703 and reconstructed in 1987 after a claim by a single member that lobbied to have it back. It has a historic graveyard, a bell and chalice from the time it was erected. It is a listed building, owned by the National Museum of Iceland, but it is in the care of the Búdir parish. Without a doubt, this picturesque chapel has a romantic air about it and is a real attraction to the site.

 

Arnarstapi Fishing Village & Hellnar Arch

This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma hitting the wild waves of the Atlantic. Known in Iceland as the most beautiful harbor of the country. Thousands of years later erosion has formed beautiful stone arches and a remarkable marine geyser. Enjoy a walk along the coastline while your guide tells you all about Bárður, half-man half-troll, and his misdeeds in the area.

 

Ytri Tunga Beach and Seal Colony

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.

 

Lóndrangar and Basalt Cliffs

The Lóndrangar are a pair of rock pinnacles in Iceland and are remnants from a bigger crater which has mostly eroded away. Looming over the entire southern coastline, Lóndrangar, a set of 75-meter high basalt pinnacles set the tone for what’s to come. They host a variety of seabirds, northern fulmars and puffins, and others.

 

Djúpalónssandur

A beach of black volcanic sand and stones where for centuries Icelandic fishermen rowed out to the fertile fishing grounds of the Atlantic ocean. Still today we find the so-called “lifting stones” which fishermen of yore used to test out their strength and prove themselves worthy of the physically straining life of Atlantic rowboat fishing. You can try to lift them yourself! In 1948 a British fishing trawler stranded on the sand reefs of Djúpalónssandur. Five men perished while 14 were rescued by local rescue squads. The remains of the ship are still there, strewn across the beach as an eerie reminder of the awesome power of nature.

 

Saxhóll Volcanic Crater

Formed over 4,000 years ago, this volcanic crater has now been made accessible via an iron staircase giving you the option of hiking it. The hike is not too challenging and gives you a 360° view of the lava fields with Snæfellsjökull glacier looming over.

 


General Information

Available

All year

Pickup time

08:00 am

Duration

About 12 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

18

Minimum age

None. Family friendly, all welcome!

Highlights

✓ Kirkjufell, “the Church Mountain” & Kirkjufellfoss waterfall
✓ Búðakirkja, “the Black Church of Búðir”
✓ Ytri-Tunga Beach and Seal Colony
✓ Snæfellsjökull Glacier (sightseeing)
✓ Arnarstapi Fishing Village & Hellnar Arch
✓ Lóndrangar and Basalt Cliffs
✓ Djúpalónssandur Beach
✓ Saxhóll Crater
✓ Ólafsvík Fishing Village

Included

English speaking guide
Small group
Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board

What you need to bring

• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
• Joy and happiness!

Good to know

Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions and we may have to adjust timings to the short daylight of winter days.
Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.

Cancellation policy

All day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email to [email protected] All cancellations requested less than 24 hours from the departure time are non refundable.
In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible, or provide a full refund.

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FAQ

How does pick up work?

We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.

What is a day tour?

A day tour is a tour that includes guided sightseeing and activities for one day.

Why should I book a day tour?

All our day tours are in a minibus and offer small group experience. These tours also drive further into in the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore Iceland in-depth.

Do I need hiking boots?

We encourage bringing hiking boots for the sightseeing. They have to have hard on the sole and be tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them available for rent in all sizes while booking for ISK 1,500 per pair.

If I am pregnant, can I join a day tour?

This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our day tours and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.