Private Snaefellsnes Tour

All year
10-12 hours
No limit

Discover Iceland in miniature on this privately-guided tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Explore the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier, visit beautiful black sand beaches and a charming fishing village and see the famous mountain of Kirkjufell.


  • Mount Kirkjufell
  • Arnarstapi
  • Hellnar
  • Djúpalónssandur
  • Saxhóll crater
  • Snaefellsjökull glacier

What's included

  • Private guided sightseeing tour
  • Private SUV or Super Jeep transfer
  • Free 4G WiFi
  • English-speaking local expert guide

What's not included

  • Meals


Escape into the heart of Iceland’s untouched beauty with our exclusive tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Often overlooked in favour of more frequented destinations, this westernmost tip of Iceland is a hidden gem offering some of the country’s most pristine and diverse landscapes. As we journey from the comfort of your hotel, the road will unfold into a panorama of awe-inspiring views, where every turn brings a new vista.

Our path will take us through landscapes that blend the best of Iceland’s dramatic natural elements. You’ll witness a tapestry of scenery unravel from the window of our comfortable vehicle—the expansive sky above, the rugged mountains in the distance, and the serene stretches of coastline beside. We’ll traverse a land where volcanoes slumber beneath ice-capped peaks and sprawling lava fields whisper tales of ancient eruptions.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often dubbed ‘Iceland in Miniature,’ captures the essence of the island’s unparalleled beauty. It’s a place where the earth’s magnificence is on full display, from the jagged cliffs that rise like sentinels above the Atlantic to the whispering waterfalls that weave through the landscape, each carving its own path to the sea.

As an offbeat destination, Snæfellsnes offers a sense of solitude and tranquillity that is becoming increasingly rare. It is a place where one can commune with nature without the crowds, where the majesty of the environment can be appreciated in its most raw and unadulterated form.

Starting with a convenient pickup from your hotel, your journey begins as you head towards the enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often referred to as “Iceland in Miniature”, for encapsulating all the natural wonders the country offers.

At Arnarstapi and Hellnar, marvel at the ancient fishing villages where time seems to stand still. A coastal walk along the shore between these villages offers a glimpse of stunning basalt columns and arches carved by the relentless sea. Bird enthusiasts will delight in the myriad seabirds that make these cliffs their home.

Our next stop is Djúpalónssandur, with dramatic black pebbles polished by the ocean’s tide, telling a tale of Iceland’s seafaring heritage. The lifting stones—Fullsterkur, Hálfsterkur, Hálfdrættingur, and Amlóði—offer a historical connection to the fishermen of yesteryears, challenging visitors to test their strength as the mariners once did.

Ascending Saxhóll crater, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views that stretch across the lunar-like landscape. The crater, easily accessible by a staircase, provides an opportunity to witness the raw power of Iceland’s volcanic heart.

In Ólafsvík, we’ll stroll along the charming old pier, where the town’s fishing history comes alive against the backdrop of modern-day life. The small fishing town also serves as a perfect spot to appreciate the Snæfellsnes Peninsula’s diverse birdlife and marine beauty.

Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland, stands as a sentinel beside Grundarfjörður fjord. Its distinct shape has captured the imagination of photographers and nature lovers alike. Here, the waterfalls of Kirkjufellsfoss serve as a breathtaking foreground to the mountain, creating a perfect natural harmony for photographers and sightseers. The falls, with their cascading waters over three distinct levels, offer various vantage points to view the mountain, particularly enchanting when the northern lights dance above in the winter sky.

The crown jewel of the peninsula is undoubtedly the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a towering symbol of mystery and adventure that inspired Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” This glacier, with its snow-capped peak, offers a surreal and enchanting view, promising a sense of wonder and exploration.

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is at the mercy of the whims of weather and road conditions. In winter, the short days may necessitate visiting some sites in twilight or darkness, or occasionally skipping them, although every effort will be made to follow the planned route. Your understanding is appreciated should any itinerary changes be necessary.

Join us on this journey to discover the magic of Snæfellsnes, a land of silent fjords, enchanting villages, mystical glaciers, and landscapes so striking they seem to belong to another world. Our tour promises not just sights and stops, but a voyage into the very soul of Iceland’s wild and wondrous nature.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to our private tours. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

This tour is operated by Activity Iceland.

Our day tours are very popular, and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email, and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times, your safety is our top priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to changing the sights without notice, or the tour might be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is cancelled, you can receive a full refund or reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes and warm layers with waterproof and windproof outer layers. Jeans are unsuitable; a waterproof jacket, shoes, and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snacks or a packed lunch. Bring your daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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