The Snæfellsjökull National Park is famous for its impressive landscapes. Explore black sand beaches, picturesque villages, the magnificent Kirkjufell mountain and much more on this day trip from Reykjavik!
Snaefellsnes Day Trip
At 9 am we'll pick you up from your selected meeting point in Reykjavik and set off on a journey across the Snaefellsnes peninsula, heading into the spectacular Snæfellsjökull glacier, located on an active stratovolcano. Did you know that the snow-capped summit can be seen from the bay of the Icelandic capital?
On the way, we'll admire the impressive landscapes that feature in Jules Verne's novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". Discover waterfalls, lakes and rivers leading to basalt cliffs, tiny fishing villages and black sand beaches.
If road conditions allow, we'll first visit Gerðuberg Gorge to discover its characteristic wall of basalt columns, before continuing to Ytri Tunga and Lýsuhóll. At Ytri Tunga Beach, we'll have the opportunity to see the seal colony which inhabits the area (most visible in summer). Then we'll enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch before visiting the stables at Lýsuhóll Farm where the famous Icelandic horses are kept.
In the afternoon, we'll make our way to the black church of Buðir and drive along the coastline to see the charming rural town of Arnarstapi, the fishing village of Hellnar and Djúpalónssandur, a beautiful black beach where we'll enjoy a stunning view of the Icelantic coastline. Do you know the history of the shipwreck that occurred here in 1948?
We'll continue on our tour to Saxhóll, where we'll climb to the top of the volcanic crater to discover the striking red colour of the rocks and the earth. We'll then visit one of Snæfellsjökull's most iconic features: Kirkjufell. This magnificent mountain and the waterfall at its foot is said to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland, and it was also a filming location in the "Game of Thrones" series. Nearby are the fishing villages Grunðarfjorður and Ólafsvík, which are home to a large colony of killer whales and seals.
Our last stop will be at Leynifoss, the "Sheep Waterfall", where we'll see Selvallavatn lake and the enormous lava field next to it. At the end of our unforgettable adventure across lava fields and gorges, we'll make our way back to Reykjavik, arriving by around 8 pm.
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Children under 13 years oldUS$ 86.40
The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.
Transport by bus with wifi.
English and Spanish speaking professional guide.
Additional food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).