Day trip

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Snæfellsnes: Small-Group Hidden Treasures of The West Tour

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 130.82 per person

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Explore Snæfellsnes peninsula for a full day. Witness curious rock formations, pebbled beaches, impressive waterfalls, Kirkjufell mountain and the village of Arnarstapi.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Arnarstapi fishing village
  • Admire Kirkjufell mountain and the waterfall
  • See Lóndrangar's famous rock formations
Full description
In a small group, explore Snæfellsnes peninsula. Walk along the seashore near Arnarstapi and view this tiny fishing village from afar.  Next, you'll visit rock formations formed by the sea at Lóndrangar. You'll notice that Djúpalónssandur's pebbled beach is also the site of a 1948 shipwreck. For centuries, fishermen rowed out to the Atlantic Ocean from here. Try one of the "lifting stones" to see if your strength measures up! Then, check out Saxhóll Volcano, formed in an eruption nearly 4,000 years ago. For spectacular views of the lava formations and the national park, you can climb to the top via stairway. At the end, you’ll visit one of Iceland’s most famous mountains - Kirkjufell. You’ll recognize the hat shape when you see it. For the best view, walk around its circular path and see Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.  Fun Fact: Kirkjufell appeared in Game of Thrones (Season 6 and 7) as ”Arrowhead mountain.”
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi & Icelandic music
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 36 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
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    Great tour + lovely guide. The weather wasn’t the best on the day of our tour (heavy snow!) but we still managed to visit most of the stops including an additional one to meet some Icelandic ponies. Our guide was very informative and told us lots of local stories throughout the bus journey. The scenery is amazing and is definitely worth visiting. Definitely recommend this tour, great value for money.

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    May 16, 2022

    ...the peninsula is actually one of the must-see's... it's a somewhat longer tour out of reykjavik, but once you've reached kirkjufell, it's one after the other - great landscape, volcanic craters (also jules vernes "entrance"), colonies of birds, colonies of seals, bizarre black beaches, fields of lava, picturesque coastal towns ... of all the tours we've done, definitely the longest route and you just rush past a lot of great scenery, but overall it's getting on stopped at the most interesting places, there is then enough time to discover and walk around...

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    July 11, 2021

    I had the full day hidden gems of the west tour today. I cant say nothing but good things about the tour, the company and the guide. It was perfect a I enjoyed every minute. A brilliant day and a brilliant guide in Ronan. Fully 100% recommended booking with these if visiting and wanting to see Iceland. Thankyou Troll Expedition and thankyou Ronan

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    October 25, 2020

    Product ID: 147486