Snaefellsnes Peninsula – Iceland Outfitters

SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a region in Western Iceland, located between Reykjavík and the Westfjords. The area is easily accessible and it takes about a two-hour drive to get there from the capital area.

The peninsula is known for incredibly beautiful and dramatic landscapes and is known amongst Icelanders as the only part of Iceland where you can see all of the unique natural elements in one place. The landscape includes majestic mountains, lava fields, volcanoes, a mystical glacier, black and white beaches, high cliffs with rock arches, basalt columns, and wildlife such as seals and ocean birds. It makes it a photographer‘s paradise. Snaefellsnes National Park was established in 2001 to protect this area’s unique landscape.

The tour takes you on a scenic route through Borgar Fjord and the village of Borgarnes, all the way to Ytri-Tunga Farm which is known as an excellent place top spot seals.

The magnificent Snaefellsjökull volcano, covered with a glacier towers over the peninsula. It is known from the book of Jules Verne “Journey to the center of the Earth”.  According to the novel, the crater is an ancient entrance to the subterranean world. 

Snæfellsjökull, according to legends and folk beliefs, has been considered to be one of the world’s ancient power sites, a source of mysticism and energy.

You can see the volcano from Arnarstapi village where you can also take a walk along magnificent cliffs with rock arches, where puffins and other ocean birds nest in the summertime. 

Djúpalónssandur is a black-pebbled beach with majestic waves and a shipwreck, where you can also test your strength using old fishermans lifting stones. 

Saxhóll is a crater which has an easy walking trail to the top with the reward of a panoramic view of the National Park.

Grundarfjordur fishing village is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell.

Duration: 12 hours 
 
Highlights:
  • Seal spotting at Ytri Tunga farm
  • Snæfellsjökull volcano and glacier
  • Arnarstapi cliffs
  • Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Saxhóll crater
  • Grundarfjörður and Kirkjufell mountain

Price per person:
If 2 guests       590 EUR
If 3 guests       402 EUR
If 4 guests       308 EUR
If 5 guests       251 EUR

Information

 
What is included?
  • private driver-guide 
  • pick up / drop off at your hotel
  • light picnic lunch
When is this tour operated?

All our sightseeing tours are operated year-round.  Tours are private and adjustable to your schedule 

For whom are the tours suitable?

The whole family, young and old.  Groups, friends, and co-workers. 

What vehicles do you use?
We adjust the vehicle to the size of the group. Our vehicles range from 4 passenger jeeps up to 7 passenger minivans.

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