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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
From $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.
Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Cool tour

Only downside was the weather but besides that it was an awesome tour. You get to see the country side. They make some stops so you can buy food drinks etc. Our tour guide was cool as well.

Thank Quest20173375437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour

They are really professional. Photos are incredible. We've seen a lot of rainbows. Strongly recommend. A little bit too long.

Thank Ligia M
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour

This was by far the best tour we did in Iceland. Our guide Thor was brilliant, really funny and gave us lots of information about the local area. I loved being in a smaller group. We wish we had booked other tours with Nice Travel....More

Thank lauradev1981
Reviewed October 4, 2018 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 October 2, 2018
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
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McJx4
October 1, 2018|
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Response from ashleyzips | Reviewed this property |
Our tour did not get back until closer to 7:00 but it depends on your specific group. We made an extra stop (our whole group agreed) and we stayed longer than usual at some of the stops.
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Chuck518
July 4, 2018|
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Response from 347ennae | 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
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