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From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour takes place a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

2. Stykkishólmur: 2-Hour Sea Kayak Tour

This 2-hour sea kayak tour is the perfect opportunity to discover Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best. Escape the crowds on this excursion and travel along the coastline to some of the most remote islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. Enjoy scenic landscapes from sea level and see the surrounding glaciers and volcanoes of the peninsula. The tour will start at the kayak base located in the center of the charming village of Stykkishólmur. After a short paddle, the tour arrives at the first landmark, Landey, the world famous eiderdown harvesting location. Later, the tour visits shipwrecks, including the eerie wreckage of the Thorgeir. Occasionally kayakers spot the king of Iceland’s birdlife, the white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on the islands. The white tail eagle is a rare and unforgettable sight. Then, after a short paddle break, the tour threads between local islands before returning to shore.

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.

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What people are saying about Grundarfjörður

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 927 reviews

Probably one of the most beautiful days I have had anywhere. Well worth the money. Seamlessly beautiful part of the world. Guide/driver (Oskar) was superb. The length of the trip being 11/12 hours seems a lot but it passes effortlessly with there being so much to see. The trip is varied, you get to see both natural beauty, from mountains to waterfalls to glaciers to beaches and you get to see what some towns are like too. The van I travelled in was comfy, spacious and a good temperature throughout.

Although the trip was postponed for 1 hours, it is a smooth trip with little group of people. The guide, Oscar, is very supportive and helpful. He managed to give knowledge about Iceland while driving. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring west coast.

Very good trip along the island. Lots of stops along the way. Beautiful views of vulcanos, springs, small villages, ocean, etc. Nature is just awesome! Interesting stories told by the guide. No rushing, plenty of time to enjoy the views and take photos.

Excellent trip with an amazing tour guide(Oskar) who went out of his way to show and inform us about the many beautiful sights. We even had some time to fit in a couple of extra stops, which included seal watching. Would highly recommend

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