Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and The Church Mountain
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and The Church Mountain
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
Djupalonssandur black sand beach
Djupalonssandur black sand beach
Arnarstapi fishing village
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Snaefellsnes Day Tour

Enjoy “Iceland in miniature” in one day

1 day
Starts: From the pick-up point in Reykjavík at 8:00 or 9:00 a.m., depending on the selected pick-up time.
Ends: Same departure point 11 hours later
Free cancellation!


Explore the wonders of Iceland’s diverse nature with this adventurous Snaefellsnes day tour. Make yourself ready to travel along the impressive west coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, passing the waterfall and mountain of Kirkjufell, visiting the Arnarstapi fishing Village, and the sand reefs of Djúpalónssandur, and seeing the Basalt Cliffs. In other words: you are going to experience Iceland in miniature.

Do you want to know more? Keep on reading:

Tour details


  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by mini-bus with WIFI

Not included

  • Snacks and drinks

Important information

Pick up is free of charge at bus stop 12 in Reykjavík. For an extra fee, you can choose to be picked up at other bus stops or at one of the hotels that offer pick up.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Snaefellsnes day tour

Difficulty: Low

Duration: about 11 hours

Berskerkjahraun Lava Fields

After pick up in Reykjavík we will head to our first stop, the lava fields of Berskerkjahraun. We will start our adventure by getting to know this 4000-year-old volcanic lava landscape. The Snaefellsnes Day Tour adventure has officially started!


Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and The Church Mountain

In just 15 minutes, we will arrive at our first stop: the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall and the Kirjufell mountain. This impressive location, showing both the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and the Kirjufell mountain at a glance, will blow your mind. The Kirjufell mountain is also known as “The Church Mountain'', thanks to its iconic narrow shape formed by erosive powers of the Islandic glaciers during the last ice age. Fun fact: Kirjufell mountain became famous after it got filmed for one of the scenes in Game of Thrones. Walk around Church Mountain and be amazed by the powers of the waterfall while capturing the perfect shot with your camera.


Snaefellsjökull National Park

The name of the peninsula is given by a volcano over 1500 meters high in the middle of a glacier. We will visit this volcano that inspired Jules Verne to write his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. But don't worry, our goal is to enjoy the landscape of the ice-covered volcano, not to descend to the center of the planet.

Snaefellsjokull national park

Djupalonssandur beach

We arrive at our next stop: the volcanic black sand beach of Djupalonssandur. The beach hides many historical stories, including the remaining pieces of a ship stranded in 1948, scattered across the beach. For centuries, Icelandic fishermen came here to fish on the fertile fishing grounds of the Atlantic Ocean. Fun fact: Fishermans used to lift stones on the Djupalonssandur beach to test their strengths and to prove that they had enough physical power for a fisherman on the Atlantic sea. Today, these so-called “lifting stones'' can still be found on the beach of Djupalonssandur. Go ahead and try to lift them yourself!


Londrangar Basalt Cliffs

Are you ready for your next adventure? After a few minutes by mini-bus towards the east of the peninsula, we will arrive at our next stop: the Longdrangar Basalt Cliffs. The Londrangar Basalt Cliffs are a set of impressive 75 meters (246 feet) high remnant basalt rocks of a larger crater that has mostly been eroded. The cliffs are home to a variety of seabirds, puffins, northern fulmars, and others. Walk around and be amazed by the views, the sounds of the birds, and powerful Atlantic waves that crash against the Basalt cliffs.


Arnarstapi Fishing Village

After an 8 minutes drive from the Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, we will arrive at our 5th destination: Arnarstapi Fishing Village. With its picturesque coastal cliffs that drift from glowing magma pounding the wild waves of the Atlantic, Arnarstapi fisher village is known in Iceland as the most beautiful port in the country. You will be blown away by the stone arches formed by erosion and a spectacular marine geyser while enjoying a snack or drink. Your guide will tell you everything about this fisher village and its area.


Back to Reykjavík

The Snaefellsnes excursion has come to an end. You have discovered Iceland in miniature, seeing all the wonders that Iceland's diverse nature and culture has to offer. We will arrive in Reykjavík, where our minibus will drop you off at the meeting point near your accommodation. Thank you for being part of this adventure!


What to bring to Snaefellsnes Day Tour

  • Warm clothes (first layer)
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
  • Gloves and a hat
  • Hiking boots

Where does the tour Snaefellsnes Day Tour start

The minibus will pick you up at bus stop 12 free of charge or at your hotel so you don't have to worry about anything.

Questions & Answers

  • How does the pick-up work in Reykjavik?

    Pick up is available from bus stop number 12 free of charge, and also from the vast majority of Reykjavík hotels for a small extra fee. Pick up from some hotels in the city center is not possible, as traffic is restricted, so you will be picked up at the nearest bus stop. If you have questions about pick up, please ask us at:
  • Is there a special price for children?

    Children between 8 and 15 years old have a reduced price. If you want to know more about it, contact us.
  • What should I wear for the Snaefellses day tour?

    During winter (August till April) we recommend you to wear: warm clothing as the first layer, a waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with ankle protection, and a hat and gloves. During summer (April till August) we recommend you to wear: waterproof outdoor jacket and pants and hiking boots with ankle protection.
  • Should I bring my own food?

    Since we are on a day trip, we will stop along the way to eat typical delicious Icelandic dishes. Your guide will tell you everything about the traditions and customs from the Icelandic kitchen. However, we do recommend you to bring some snacks and drinks that you can eat and drink during or between the activities.
  • Can my tour be canceled due to weather conditions?

    Wind, rain, and snow are characteristic of Icelandic weather, so the tour will not be canceled due to this. In case of extreme weather conditions that prevent the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.

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