Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Small Group tour
- Season - Duration - Min pax - Pick up - Location
- All year
- 12 Hours
- Min 2
- From Reykjavik €149
- from €149
The peninsula is often known as “Iceland in miniature” and this is due to the fact that a majority of the highlights that people come to Iceland for in general can all be found here in this peninsula. It has a glacier, a number of mountains, lava caves, fishing villages, a national park and black sand beaches all of which rival the beauty of similar area in other parts of Iceland.
In order to meet the critical weather and road conditions which occur on Snæfellsnes during winter time is the tour operated by our trusted partner during this time of year.
Join us for a awe inspiring trip to the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
The day will begin with pick up from whichever pre-approved location you have selected. Once everyone is on board we will head out on tour.
We will journey over to Kirkjufell, this is perhaps one of the most popular mountains in Iceland and has been photographed by a large variety of people. This incredible landform was Made legendary in Game of Thrones, this free-standing mountain is a photo opportunity like no other.
This entire peninsula is a hot spot for fossils of birds and fish which are made easier to look for by the stunning beaches. We will take you to Djúpalónssandur beach to show you exactly what we mean. Once home to around sixty fishing boats these black sand beaches are some of the most beautiful in Iceland. The area is now uninhabited however giving it a luxury private beach kind of feel.
One of the more interesting features of this area is the four “Lifting stones” that are on the beach and were once used by fishermen to test their strength. The minimum a man would have to lift was a 54 KG stone to hip height.
Arnarstapi is up next, also known simply as Stapi, is a fishing village on the southern edge of the peninsula, place names for these two aforementioned villages originate from one of the old Icelandic sagas that told the tales of a half man, half ogre called Bárður. This whole area is a living museum for the literary history of Iceland as well as its deep rooted connections to the fishing industry. Arnarstapi in particular had an ideal location to allow it to grow into a large shipping port and it in fact serviced much of the needs of the entire west of the island.The harbors here are still very well maintained and have become a popular tourist destination.
This town is also the last stop the protagonists of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the center of the earth” make before they summit Snæfellsjökull and journey into the planet’s core.
Finally, The day would not be complete without an Icelandic home-cooked early evening meal along with some local interaction – so, naturally, this is also included. As are some light snacks and bottled Icelandic water.
The duration of the tour is 12 hours.
• English speaking guide
• Home Cooked dinner
• Light snacks and water
• Warm and waterproof clothing
• Good shoes
Pick up services
Missing the pick up does not entitle you to a refund for the paid services. You are responsible for being ready at the designated pick up location at the scheduled time. Pick up locations vary from tour to tour but we always try our best to pick you up as close to your accommodations as possible. New regulations from the city of Reykjavík has hindered our ability to drive our larger vehicles within the city center so you might be required to go to the nearest bus stop.
You can see a map and further info here: busstop.is
Changes made by Arctic Face
In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind.
100% charge if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Face does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.