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Packed with opportunities for adventures, our Snæfellsnes Peninsula tours promise memories that will last a lifetime. Named Europe’s best winter destination by Luxury Travel Guide, Snaefellsnes is anything but ordinary. Our experienced guides help you discover all that Snaefellsnes has to offer.


Also known as “Iceland in Miniature,” Snæfellsnes gathers the best of Iceland in one place: glaciers, volcanoes, lava tubes, waterfalls, and beaches. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is also home to rustic fishing villages, the perfect places to unplug from modern life.

What makes Snæfellsnes really stand out is the celebrated Snæfellsjökull Glacier, immortalized in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

With a range of departure locations, an incredible selection of sightseeing and activities, and a choice of durations, our Snæfellsnes Peninsula tours offer something for everyone.

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Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula with our interactive map


Ready yourself for awe-striking mountains, odd rock formations, and wild beaches on your Snæfellsnes trip. Discover the top places we visit on our Snæfellsnes Peninsula tours below.

Kirkjufell Mountain

Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Mt. Kirkjufell is easily the most photographed spot in Iceland, and for good reason. The cone-shaped mountain will amaze even the pickiest Instagrammer. Also known as “Church Mountain,” Kirkjufell is named for its striking resemblance to a church steeple.

Soak up the majesty of Kirkjufell for yourself on our bestselling Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Kirkjufell Small Group Tour.

Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach

Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach in Iceland

If you seek unspoiled beaches, head to Djúpalónssandur for the most beautiful coastal views you’ve ever seen. The black pebble beach is dotted with curious dark rock formations. Don’t miss out on four ancient lifting stones once used to test the strength of fishermen.

Get your fill of this wild beach on our Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell small group tour from Reykjavík.

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Drone View of Snaefellsjokull National Park

Established in 2001 and located on the western part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Snæfellsjökull National Park is worthy of every traveler’s attention. The national park protects Sneafellsjökull Glacier, the main highlight of the peninsula. The ice cap covers a dormant volcano and dominates most western Iceland landscapes.

Gerðuberg Basalt Columns

Gerduberg Basalt Columns in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Chances are you haven’t heard of the Gerðuberg Basalt Columns, but they actually have a big claim to fame. These dramatic basalt columns feature a seemingly perfect hexagonal form that will leave you breathless.

Arnarstapi Cliffs

Man Sitting near Arnarstapi Cliffs in Iceland

Did you really visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula if you didn’t take a coastal walk through one of its fishing villages? The charming village of Arnarstapi is the best place to do so. Arnarstapi offers peaceful trails along the coastline, rewarding visitors with jaw-dropping cliffs and lava formations. 

We visit Arnarstapi on most of our guided Snæfellsnes Peninsula tours. For example, this 2-day Snaefellsnes Peninsula & Borgarfjörður tour will introduce you to the most beautiful villages and natural attractions in northwest and west Iceland.


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Yes, we offer both day and multi-day trips to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavík. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavik.

For activity tours like glacier hiking, kayaking, and whale watching, you’ll need to meet us on location for tour departure.

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Our Snæfellsnes Peninsula whale watching tours depart either from Olafsvik or Grundarfjordur. These two towns are located close to the famous Mt. Kirkjufell.

It takes only 30 minutes to drive between Olafsvik and Grundarfjordur.

Snæfellsnes is a fantastic destination year-round. In summer, you can expect long days that give you extra time for sightseeing. However, winter is perfect for hunting the great aurora. The Northern Lights season runs from September to April.

Absolutely, Snæfellsnes is as beautiful in winter as in summer. Besides, winter is the best time for watching incredible orcas and spying the Northern Lights. Not to mention that snow-covered Kirkjufell Mountain is a must-see for every nature lover.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is located about 156 km (97 mi) from Reykjavík. It takes just two hours to reach the peninsula from the capital city.

Yes, puffins are often spotted in Snæfellsnes. One of the best places to see these adorable seabirds is the spectacular Grundarfjörður Fjord and the coastline of Olafsvik.

Give yourself an epic wildlife adventure on our whale watching tour in Olafsvik where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get close to puffins without disturbing them.

Both the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the South Coast definitely should be at the top of your travel bucket list. Snæfellsnes gathers the best of Iceland in one place. The South Coast, on the other hand, is one of the most popular sightseeing routes in Iceland.

Why not visit them both? It’s easy to do so on our carefully crafted 5-day Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Iceland, and Northern Lights tour. This trip was chosen as one of the best tours of 2019 by TourRadar.

On Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you'll find a variety of accommodations, but we particularly recommend Adventure Hotel Hellissandur for its comfortable rooms and convenient location to explore local attractions. 

Note that we book accommodation for you on our Snæfellsnes Peninsula multi-day tours. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the journey!

Yes, you can camp in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, but only at designated camping sites. The harbor town of Stykkishólmur (the capital of Snæfellsnes) has many pitches for tents and a service building with showers and toilets. There are also good camping grounds in the towns of Grundafjörður, Ólafsvík, and Hellissandur.

Keep in mind that camping in Snæfellsjökull National Park is not allowed. However, you can pitch your tent in the nearby town of Arnarstapi.

Yes, we offer a range of self-drive tours that include Snæfellsnes in their itineraries. Check our most popular 4-day Northern Lights, Snæfellsnes & the Golden Circle self-drive tour. If you have more time, opt for our expertly designed  7-day South Coast, Snæfellsnes & the Golden Circle self-drive tour.