Experience two full days of winter adventure on this tour of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. On this tour, you will visit all the highlights of the peninsula and so much more! Included in the tour price is a visit to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave, Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, and the Krauma Spa. Also included is an overnight stay at a comfortable hotel on the peninsula. Book this tour for a magical experience in Iceland, and if you’re lucky the Northern Lights might dance in the sky above you at night.
November - March
Yes, pickup and drop-off are included. You can select the most convenient location for your transfer at booking.
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
You should wear warm and comfortable clothing as your first layer and waterproof clothing as your second layer. You should also wear good hiking boots.
Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and change quickly.
Please remember to bring your swimsuit and towel for this tour, as you will be visiting a spa.
Breakfast at your hotel is included on day one, but other meals are not included. You will be able to purchase lunch and dinner at rest stops and restaurants along the way.
This tour is 2 days, 1 night.
The tour starts early morning on day one. On day two you will return to Reykjavík in the late afternoon/early evening.
Yes, children from 5 years of age are welcome on this tour.
You can only bring with you a small piece of luggage on this tour, for example, a backpack.
Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise, you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
Here is a link to their website where you can find all the details.
The tour operator can also store your luggage for free at their offices, but please note that these arrangements must be made in advance. To avoid any delays on departure day, luggage must be stored before the pickup time.
Detailed itinerary for the 2 Day Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour:
Day 1: The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
After pickup in Reykjavík, you’ll start the drive to the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. Your first stop will be the beach at Ytri Tunga. This beach is well known for its seal colony. The seals here are curious and friendly to visitors who view them at a distance.
After viewing these cute creatures, you’ll continue on to the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Both offer stunning natural landscape, and during the 30 minute stop here you can enjoy a walk along the cliffs. Afterward, you’ll head to the Djúpalónssandur pebble beach. This beach is home to some beautiful rock formations, the most famous being Lóndrangar. You will go on a light hike to the perfect viewpoint of this stunning rock pinnacle.
Next, it’s time to head to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave. A tour of this beautiful cave is included in the tour price. This cave was created by a volcanic eruption some 7,000 years ago, and you will go caving in this stunning with an experienced guide. Afterward, you’ll also visit Saxhóll, a 100-meter high volcanic crater. A light hike to the top offers an amazing view of the area, including the Snæfellsjökull Glacier.
After a day filled with fun, you’ll drive to the charming seaside town of Stykkishólmur. You will stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in the area, all rooms have a private bathroom. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the town’s restaurants (not included) and look for the Northern Lights in the sky above you.
Day 2: The Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Borgarfjörður fjord
After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to continue your adventure on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You’ll start the day by visiting the famous Mt. Kirkjufell. This picturesque mountain is a must-stop on any tour of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Majestically looming over the small town of Grundarfjörður, this mountain is sure to impress. Nearby you will also find the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
You will also visit the Bjarnarhöfn Sharm Museum. There you can learn more about Iceland’s most famous traditional treat, fermented shark! You will, of course, get the chance to taste it and wash it down with a local schnapps (included). Before leaving the Snæfellsnes peninsula you’ll stop at Gerðuberg, a large wall of columnar Basalt.
Before heading back to Reykjavík, there are still sights to be discovered! You’ll drive up to the historic Borgarfjörður area where you will visit the Hraunfossar waterfalls. These stunning series of waterfalls pour into the Hvítá river from ledges created by less porous rocks in the lava. Close by is the Barnafoss waterfall. The name translates to “Waterfall of the Children”.
After enjoying these beautiful waterfalls, you’ll head up to Deildartunguhver he highest-flow hot spring in Europe. Here you will be able to enjoy a relaxing soak at the Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths & Spa, located next to the hot spring (included). This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment.
After a relaxing time at the spa, you will return to Reykjavík.