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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

  • Full-day scenic Snæfellsnes peninsula tour from Reykjavik
  • View the Snaefellsjökull volcano and see seals at Ytri-Tunga beach
  • Admire the coastal scenery on a clifftop walk near Arnarstapi and Hellnar
Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik
Experience the scenery and nature of western Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the glaciated Snaefellsjökull volcano, admire the seals at Ytri-Tunga beach, and check out the famous ‘lifting stones’ of black  Djupalonssandur beach. See craggy rock formations on a clifftop stroll around Arnarstapi and Hellnar villages, and admire Kirkjufell mountain, Snaefellsnes’ much-photographed cone-shaped peak. Air-conditioned transport plus Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
Depart your Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, and with your small group of no more than 15 travelers, venture northwest toward the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

On route, hear about this scenic peninsula, dubbed ‘Iceland in miniature’ for its geological variety. Steeped in folklore, it consists of sheer cliffs, sandy beaches, volcanic mountains, fjords, and quaint villages, and is crowned by the Snaefellsjökull volcano.

On arrival, admire the vast, snow-capped Snaefellsjökull, the region’s highest peak, and learn how it was chosen by Jules Verne as the entrance to the earth’s core in his novel, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Next, visit Ytri-Tunga, where a farmstead overlooks a sand-and-shingle beach that’s home to seal colonies. View the seals, and then continue to Hellnar and Arnarstapi, two coastal villages framed by lush fields, basalt cliffs, and pyramid-shaped Mt. Stapafell.

Here, stroll the clifftops to enjoy the scenery and sea air, viewing the rock formations and Arnarstapi’s natural harbor. Plus, see the two coastal basalt pillars of Lóndrangar and head to Djupalonssandur black beach where the sounds of seabirds and roaring waves fill the air.

Here, check out Djupalonssandur’s famous ‘lifting stones:’ four boulders of different sizes. Named after their weights — fullsterkur (full-strength) at 340 pounds (154kg); hallfsterkur (half-strength) at 220 pounds (100kgs); hallfdraettingur (weakling) at 119 pounds (54kgs); and amlooi (useless), at 50 pounds (23kgs) — the stones were once used to gauge the strength of fishermen. To earn a place on local boats, they were expected to lift the hallfdraettingur — anything less, and they weren’t strong enough.

If you wish, try your strength on the stones, and then stop at Kirkjufell, a cone-shaped 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain that’s one of Iceland’s most photographed spots. Hop out for pictures of this fairy tale-like mountain, whose base is skirted by trickling rivers, lush pastures, and sandy beaches.

Finally, return to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original starting point.
Reviews (68)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nothing Stellar- Cookie cutter tour guide

I had high hope for this tour company given the high rating on TripAdvisor. We were a bit disappointed with our trip to Snæfellsnes peninsula. Yes, it’s a small bus tour but the guide (Chrish)was not enthusiastic at all and hard to understand with the...More

1  Thank TravelBug4702
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour with Fernando!

We had a terrific experience with NiceTravel on our day tour of Snaefellsnes. Fernando, our guide, was excellent. He kept us laughing and entertained the whole day, took us to great local spots, and was always willing to take pictures! We booked tours through several...More

1  Thank LMKOLE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Lots to See

Snaefellsnes peninsula is a must go place in Iceland. One day was a bit tight as there is so much to see here. We had really rainy and windy weather on that day. So didn't want to step outside for too long. But if the...More

Thank Shan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent sites

This is an excellent trip, with just 18 people. Our guide brought us to Lots of beautiful and gorgeous places. If you ever go to Iceland, you should book this tour. this tour is much better than the golden circle tour. more beautiful places to...More

Thank 849luisad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect ending to trip

I read if you do one day trip, make it this one (Snæfellsnes National park)--it was absolutely gorgeous. Our guide was 5* (Thor). He made it fun, great playlist of music, interesting personal stories, beautiful coastal scenery, delicious lunch stop--note not included in cost. It...More

Thank Naxcel
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2 October 2018|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
It was definitely sometime after 6 pm when we returned. A wonderful day and well worth it.
5 July 2018|
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Response from Enna E | Reviewed this property |
There is a part of the tour where you get off the vehicle at one point, walk and meet the driver at another place, this involves some walking but the guide gave us the option of riding in the van with him since my... More