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About tour

Discover the West of Iceland. The spectacular Snæfellsnes peninsula is coated with lava. Treat yourself to a landscape out of this world!

Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland was rated the most scenic destination in Europe by Luxury Travel Guide. For a good reason, stunning Snæfellsnes is fast becoming one of the most visited places in Iceland! This place is magical and spellbinding with moss-cloaked lava fields, picturesque mountains, gorgeous black sand beaches, roaring ocean waves, charming little villages, and sea cliffs.

This day trip from Reykjavík will show you the very best of Iceland in a single day.

West Iceland in the Winter destination of 2019


  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Village of Arnarstapi
  • View of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Borgarnes
  • Ytri-Tunga
  • Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach
  • Ólafsvík
  • Búðakirkja Church
  • Miðgjá stone bridge


  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Tour in Mini Bus
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration ~ 11 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes


  • West Iceland - Winter Destination of the Year 2019
  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Free Wifi
  • No Booking Fees
  • Operated by our trusted partner


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The epic day begins when we pick you up in Reykjavik. Together we will be heading on a journey of dramatic landscape and endless visual adventures. We'll make a quick stop giving you a chance to snack up for the trip ahead.

On the Snaefellsnes peninsula, we will make our way through the dramatic lava field of Berserkjahraun. According to Viking legends from pagan times in Iceland, this is the place where two Swedish "berserkers" forged Iceland's first road. Over to the south side of the peninsula through a rural highland pass.

Our first highlight will be one of the best ones, every photographer's dream - the epic "arrowhead" mountain Kirkjufell, on the northern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Rising 463 meters out of the sea, this idyllic landmark stands tall above the fishing village. 

After soaking in the view of this unique natural treasure and its beautiful waterfalls, we'll continue along the coast of Snæfellsness.

Our next stop will be the dramatic black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur, which offers astonishing sea views. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories of shipwrecks that lie on the beach.

Next, we will visit another, even smaller fishing village, Arnarstapi. There are few places as charming as this location, and here we will take a walk on the scenic coastline. While in town, you'll have the opportunity to visit Miðgjá stone bridge, a natural rock arch off the coast.

Just east of Arnastapi, we'll stop to admire Búðakirkja, the 19th-century church, and then head to see some cute seals at Ytri-Tunga.

Before arriving back in the capital, we'll make another shortstop to the town called Borgarnes, where you can get an excellent Icelandic hot dog. Finally, we will drop you off at Reyjavík, allowing the day's magic to sink in.

Pick-up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a selected nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes. Your patience is much appreciated.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’ pick-up list.


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Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell Small Group Tour


This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

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