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Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Natural Park Guided Day Tour

1. Snaefellsnes Peninsula: Natural Park Guided Day Tour

Visit Mini Iceland, or the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day tour. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip from lava fields, waterfalls, and folklore, to seals, volcanic craters, and mountains. Learn the local legends and see a local seal colony up close and personal. 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. Picture next, 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. Climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl, 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 the strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength like 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. Discover a deeper understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century, all thanks to a woman named Steinunn. Find yourself at last at the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga. Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun. Find the exact place they love to relax, and try not to disturb their nap.

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.

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What people are saying about Saxhóll Crater

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 189 reviews

Had an amazing time! Cora - our guide with Troll Expeditions was very patient and outgoing with the group. She gave a lot of great insight and information to the areas that we were visiting. You can tell that she is very passionate about Iceland. I also particularly enjoyed eating the Traditional Lamb Soup to keep me warm on the tour. It’s is a 3 day tour slammed together into 1 … so you see a lot in one day, which was great for someone who is time-poor, such as myself. Highly recommend as there are some awe-striking sights that you don’t want to miss!

Of all the excursions carried out, and we have done 4, without a doubt the best, although if you could better not miss anything, but it is as they say, it has everything in the country in miniature and relatively close to the capital, unforgettable landscapes and places visited, and our guide, Mateo, a 10, we did the tour without rushing and with very detailed explanations, totally recommended.

Small group, beautifull scinery, one of the 2 best excursions we had in Iceland. Our guide Matej was well informed, gave us lot of interesting informations about the sites we visited, as well as on the life in Iceland in general. If you have time, you should definitely take this tour.

Incredible experience despite the bad weather we had. Julien has traded an activity for a visit to a spectacular cave. I recommend it, it is a small summary of what you can find in this great country. Thank you

Everything absolutely worth seeing. The tour guide Siggi was very pleasant and authentic.