A comprehensive 10-hour tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland from Reykjavik, ideal for first-time visitors. Marvel at unique sights including the Gerðuberg basalt columns and the shipwrecks at Skipalónssandur beach. Admire the Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Kirkjufell Mountain, and Berserkjahraun Lava Field while travelling in a climate-controlled vehicle with WiFi. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik are included.
- Snæfellsjökull National Park
- Snæfellsjökull Glacier
- Gerðuberg basalt columns
- Kirkjufell Mountain
- Djúpalónssandur beach
- Berserkjahraun Lava Field
DEPARTURE: Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 AM
DURATION: 10 hours. We are usually back in Reykjavík by 6 – 6:30 PM
INCLUDED: Pick up and drop off at your hotel, transportation, free WiFi during the tour and an English speaking guide.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR: Comfortable walking shoes, outerwear according to weather and a good camera is recommended.
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION: At least 6 adults
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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Western Iceland has often been called magical, and no wonder! It is said that being in the presence of Snæfellsjökull Glacier fills you with energy and that people feel great when they’re in the surrounding area. But that’s not all. Snæfellsnes peninsula is also home to Kirkjufell Mountain, and Berserkjahraun Lava Field, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a must-do during your time in Iceland. Departing Reykjavik, this 10-hour tour covers some of western Iceland’s natural and cultural wonders, including the shipwrecks at Skipalónssandur beach, the Gerðuberg basalt columns, and the Eldborg crater.
Following hotel pickup in Reykjavik, you’ll embark on a 2-hour drive towards the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, an area famed for its unique natural landscapes.During the drive, you’ll pass through the Hvalfjörður tunnel and admire the town of
During the drive, you’ll pass through the Hvalfjörður tunnel and admire the town of Borgarnes and the dramatic Eldborg crater. Sink your toes into the black sands of a volcanic beach before stopping at the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier, the setting of Jules Verne’s classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
From Arnarstapi, you’ll walk in the vicinity of the glacier and admire scenery typified by rock formations and curvaceous coastline. Travellers can opt to take a bus to Hellnar, the end point of the walk, in order to conserve energy.
After an Icelandic lunch of fish soup, you’ll continue to Skipalónssandur beach, which is littered with historical shipwrecks, and the quaint town of Grundarfjörður, home to the mighty Mt. Kirkjufell. Disembark to absorb spectacular views of the Berserkjahraun lava fields and finally, capture photographs of the otherworldly basalt columns at Gerðuberg.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Reykjavik accommodation in the early evening.
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OUR REVIEWS FOR THE TOUR
Just returned from nearly 2 weeks in Iceland with my 17-year-old grandson. I used Hopferdir for so many things, from airport transfers to private tours around Iceland. This company is always open and is always ready to see that you see their Iceland in the best way possible. I would recommend them for any travel need in Iceland. Nothing like having a local show off their wonderful country! And a plus is having WiFi in all of their vehicles.
We took about 3 tours with Hopferdir. Guðjón, our driver came guide for all tour was just fantastic. The 2 private tours were the Snaefellsness Peninsula and Blue Lagoon/Reykjanes Peninsula.
Guðjón was very knowledgeable about the area and we learnt a lot about the places, Icelandic culture, people, politics, history etc. from him. He was very considerate and made sure that my parents were comfortable on the long drives. He also took us to a grocery store on the first day which I felt was extremely kind of him. And he even made many unscheduled stops on the minibus tour which felt like private.
Lilja, at the Hopferdir office, helped me with all the tour info and was very prompt and helpful. I highly recommend this company for all your tours in Iceland. Its totally worth the money spent.Ektej