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Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

1. Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip including Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn the local legends and see a seal colony. Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. Next, head to Kirkjufell, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (visited only from February - November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas. Finally, discover a more in-depth understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (only visited from February - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

From Reykjavík: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Bus Trip

2. From Reykjavík: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Bus Trip

Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula on this bus day trip from Reykjavik. Travel through the Snæfellsjökull National Park and visit the charming village of Arnarstapi. Stoll on a black pebble beach, capture pictures of mount Kirkjufell, and admire Snæfellsjökull glacier. Choose a tour with the option of being picked up at your hotel or a stop located near your hotel, or select a tour with a centrally located meeting point in Reykjavík. Board the comfortable bus which has Wi-Fi access, so you can upload your photos on the go. Stop to enjoy the small village of Arnarstapi and take a walk through the rugged beauty of the rock formations on the shore. Visit the gorgeous black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur and see its fantastical rock formations. Listen as your guide tells you stories of the shipwrecks off the coast. Enjoy views of the mountain Kirkjufell, which was used to depict the Arrowhead Mountain in the series Game of Thrones.  With some additional stops along the route you’ll get a good overall sense of the magical influence of the 700,000-year-old Snæfellsjökull glacier. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour.

Reykjavik: Day Trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Photos

3. Reykjavik: Day Trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Photos

Experience Iceland in miniature form as they call this the peninsula with everything- glaciers, volcanos, fishing villages, sea stacks, waterfalls and the famous Kirkjufell Mountain. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík and teach you the history of the land of ice and fire as you make your way northwest towards Snaefellsnes peninsula. Our first stop is the Black Church- Búðakirkja, a beautiful church standing in the middle of an ancient lava field with a history dating back centuries. From there, we head to the famous Arnarstapi fishing village, famous for its photogenic coastline, sea stacks, and town. Just down the road from Arnarstapi, we will come to a massive photogenic castle like formation called Lóndranger where you will truly feel small in such a powerful landscape. Entering into Snæfellsjokull National Park, you will experience what it’s like to be surrounded by an extinct volcano system and will have the opportunity to stand on one at Saxhóll Crater. After a lunch break in one of the small villages, we will head to the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall for sunset to enjoy one of the most magical places in all of Iceland. The day ends as we drive back towards Reykjavík after sunset, hopefully encountering some northern lights along the way. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel to end your magical day in miniature Iceland. Destinations: Snæfellsjokull National Park, Kirkjufell, Arnarstapi Village, Saxhóll Crater, and Lóndrangar Sea Stacks Throughout this tour, your guide will also be your photographer. Meaning that they will take photos of you during all of these experiences. After the tour is over, we will edit and send them to you for you to keep as a memory of your epic adventure!

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What people are saying about Saxhóll Crater

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 451 reviews

The best tour I ever have. Andjey (or AJ as he allowed him to name), our guide and driver in one person was amazing, he knows millions stories about Icelandic history and culture, about the Vikings, you can get an answer on every question you have. Even though the weather wasn't the best, slippery, snowy, he drove very carefully and we always were in time. We made a lot of stops, each stop had enough time to make photos, locations are stunning, the best views I have ever seen in my life. Also AJ added some extra stops which was really nice. Overall, prepare food and drinks, use toilet when you have a chance and enjoy the trip. If you want to hear nice stories ask AJ for this tour.

Absolutely spectacular scenery, stunning sunrises and sunsets. Some of the most incredible photos I have ever taken were done on this tour. There was so much natural beauty all around, it is breathtaking. This tour was well organised, our guide had the timing done perfectly so that the light was just right for each new location. There were beaches, with snow and volcanic rock, a seal colony.

Breathtaking landscapes and many photo stops thanks to our guide who knew everything about nature, lava fields, the country & people and the Vikings. I found the small group very pleasant, especially there you have the opportunity to make individual stops and pester the driver with questions. Thank you for this great day!

An outstanding day with AJ, our guide on this tour. He gave us plenty of time at each stop, we also had a few unplanned stops too which was much appreciated. AJ was welcoming, informative and passionate about what he spoke about. The locations were absolutely stunning and I loved visiting every one of them!

It’s long journey, so prepare yourself well with food & drink