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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
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Safety measures
icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the fire-and-ice landscape of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a full-day, small-group tour from Reykjavik. Walk along the coast in the village of Arnarstapi, find perfect views of Snæfellsjökull, and visit black pearl beaches at the edge of the peninsula. Pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Reykjavik hotels.
  • Full-day Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour from Reykjavik
  • See volcanoes, lava beaches, and cliffs
  • Visit scenic highlights with an experienced guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
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Professional guide
Sightseeing tour
Pick up at additional fee
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet a driver at your hotel in Reykjavik, then begin the 93-mile (150-km) trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a tranquil retreat from the bustling city. The first stop of the day is the black sand beach of Djupalónssandur, where the rock worn smooth by countless waves, to learn about its rich history.

Then drive to Kirkjufell, a stunningly-formed mountain peak whose name means "Church Mountain," and looms behind the scenic waterfalls at the base.

As you drive, Snæfellsjökull will dominate the horizon as you travel, and you’ll find stunning views of the ancient stratovolcano, which is capped with a shining glacier. Stop at the Londrangar viewpoint to admire the rock formations.

The final stop is the village of Arnarstapi, for a scenic walk along a row of jagged cliffs. Then begin the return trip to Reykjavik, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Berserkjahraun
The rough and wild lava field of Berserkjahraun makes for a viewing of a quintessential Icelandic landscape. The lavafield was formed over 4000 years ago and features in many of the world-renown marvels of medieval literature, the Icelandic sagas,
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kirkjufell Mountain
This is the most famous mountain in Iceland, together with the close by waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss it is a perfect picture location. Well maintained pathways mean that you can easily wander around the sight and marvel at the natural beauty.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lóndrangar View Point
Wonderful rock formation, the rocks are 75 and 61 meters tall. Rising out of the artic ocean these two rock pinnacles of volcanic plugs of basalt are a truly stunning work of nature.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arnarstapi Center and Snjófell Restaurant
Arnarstapi is a quirky and cute Icelandic fishing village with a rich history dating back to the vikings. Enjoy a breathtaking walk along the coastline with outstanding sea cliffs populated with an unusual variety of seabirds. The area makes the perfect place to take photos and take in the raw beauty of Iceland.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
See the black sand beach Djúpalónssandur with it's rich history. Once a popular area for fishing, the sea is now empty as boats have moved elsewhere. All that remains is the wreckage of a British trawler on the black sands, and several 'lifting stones'. These lifting stones would have been used to test the strength of potential fishermen and now you can try and see if you would have made the cut too!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bustravel Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik.

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Spectacular natural scenery along a remote peninsula
DaveAH6HY
, Jun 2021
"Iceman" was an excellent guide with great personalized service. Added a couple extra stops at some places most tourists don't get to see since we were a relatively small group (now is the time to visit Iceland before the crowds return!). Especially appreciated his attempts to call a couple vendors on our behalf to sort out some personal requests. Definitely recommend with an enthusiastic thumbs up!
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Outstanding guide and experience
Jack_L
, Jun 2021
A great trip! Our guide/driver Simon was outstanding and he made some unscheduled stops as well. The lunch stop choice also excellent.
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Most enjoyable Daytrip
Nina
, Jun 2021
This is my 3rd trip with Mr Howser from Bustravel Iceland. Again it was a most delightful experience. I felt like daydreaming, being driven through an amazing landscape while enjoying Mr Howsers narrations from Icelandic sagas and history. We were a small group, almost like on a private trip, and had extra stops to bring the sagas alive. This trip, like all the others I did with Bustravel Iceland, are great value for money and I highly recommend them.
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Magical
Flora_C
, May 2021
The nature is breathtaking! Our driver / tour guide Hausare - forgive my wrong spelling - made this trip EXTRA special! Love Viator!
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Perfect Day Trip
KRISHNANGA
, Aug 2020
Had a great day out and our tour guide Siggi was pretty awesome as he added many extra surprise stops with this itinerary.
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Do it!
Susanne_F
, Jul 2020
This is another must-do when You go to Iceland. You have an experienced guide who knows where to see the seals on the beach, the seagulls nesting with the little ones, You´ll have some AMAZING landscapes to see - a day You just spend going from "WOW!" to "WOW!"
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Canceled by Storm
Gordon_C
, Mar 2020
The storm canceled this tour but they switched us to the Golden Circle tour and I left a good review for that tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are sorry you were unable to go on this tour due to the storm. The safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority. As we don't want to disappoint our guests we offered the option to switch to another tour. So we are very saddened to see this one star review of our services.
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Adventurous tour to Snaefellsnes Peninsula!
Carrie_B
, Mar 2020
Great driver. The weather was a bit unsettling: ice and snow. However, safety is their prime importance. Took us to some amazing vistas and even more sights not on itinerary. A full day of adventure and comfort. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is absolutely beautiful. Don't hesitate to go on this tour!
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Stunning, amazing , fantastic
Jemma_S
, Mar 2020
Early pick up for this trip, so careful planning if you are out late for the northern lights tours the night before! Long coach trip but lots of stop offs to take a walk and take photos. Places to go to the toilet and get food as well. Lovely tour but it would probably have been better if not all covered in snow/ waterfalls frozen etc. Icy roads a bit scary but excellent driving skills from the coach driver! Very friendly driver, good commentary and information. Another amazing day, well recommend it.
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Don’t miss it.
Lloyd
, Mar 2020
Beautiful scenery the whole way. Great driver, tour guide. Fantastic trip during winter. Clean bus with excellent WiFi and USB. Highly recommended—-a must!!!!!!!!
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