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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 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
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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik
US$169.00
Overview
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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day out with just incredible weather

I took the Nice Tours trip out to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula today and it was magical. The weather was beautiful, the sights were even more beautiful. It was a truly blessed day, with a great guide and a great driver. Full marks all round.

Thank Whitters80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Disappointing.

The sites were beautiful but the tour guide didn’t add much to any of our sites. Giuseppe was more like a driver who added a few general things here or there. For example, he would drop us at a volcano and just said it was...More

Thank Eliezer B
NiceTravel-Iceland, General Manager at Nicetravel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Eliezer, thank you for posting your review. I am very sorry to hear our guide on your Snaefellsnes tour did not perform like he should. To be honest, I am also surprised because this guide usually gets very good reviews on his tours but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

My experience with Nice Travel is an unforgettable one. I went with my friend and we both had an incredible time. The tour was perfectly planned out. Each stop was better than the last. The day I was on the tour was raining pretty hard...More

Thank traveler605
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park

I took the Snaefellsnes National Park day tour and it was wonderful. Our guide Lou and our bus driver David were some of the best tour guides that I have ever had. It was a rather rainy day and they both went out of their...More

Thank ashleyzips
Reviewed 14 July 2018
Great tour

My wife and I did the Snæfellsnes tour today and it was great! It was a full day, starting about 8:30 in the morning and lasting about twelve hours, and involving about 400 km driving around the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The weather was atypically horrible --...More

Thank Chuck518
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Response from mei700 | Reviewed this property |
Getting to each of the stop off areas is by coach. Walks from coach were relatively short but access to the specific waterfalls, beaches, etc. often involved steep climbs up/down. We went in March and so it was slippery and... More
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