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About Tour

Spend a few days traveling West of Iceland, exploring its most beautiful places and getting to know the wonders of the land of fire and ice from up close.


  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Djúpalónssandur Beach
  • Hraunfossar & Glanni waterfalls
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Reykholt
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Ytri-Tunga beach
  • Grábrók volcanic crater
  • Sturlureykir horse farm
  • Vatnshellir cave (optional)


  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Tour in a Minibus
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Visit to the highlights around Snæfellsnes area
  • One night in hotel room with a private bathroom
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free WiFi on the Bus

What to bring

  • Clothing according to the weather
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Water & windproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking shoes
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm headwear & gloves
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Sept
Duration 2 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:18 Guide to client ratio
Accommodation Included
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No


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During this 2-day tour, you’ll see the best of West Iceland. Your trip will include the exploration of the famous Snæfellsnes peninsula and Borgarfjörður fjord – the attraction with the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Immerse into the Icelandic wilderness by watching the water cascading through the waterfalls, checking out the horse farm, and feeling the spirit of adventure while going down the lava cave.

You'll start your day from your chosen pick-up location in Reykjavik at 9:00 a.m. Please note that the whole pick-up might take up to 30 minutes.

Your first stop will be Borgarnes – a village known for its fascinating Viking history. Next on your agenda, you'll be greeted by Mount Kirkjufell, located north of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Not far away from the mountain is a waterfall that makes the whole landscape look so spectacular. Because of its surreal view, this is the place where the TV show Game of Thrones was filmed.

After a morning filled with beautiful views and good emotions, you'll arrive at Grundarfjörður. In this town, you'll have some time to take a break and have a delicious lunch.

After lunch, you'll continue your trip to Arnarstapi with a short stop at Búðir. Arnarstapi is a fishing village known for its impressive eroded stone arch called Gatklettur. What follows next is a beach like no other – Djúpalónssandur. What makes it so different? It's black sand shores. Here, you'll get time to admire the beauty of the beach by going on a short hike along the coast. On your way, you'll also get to see the mysterious remains of the shipwreck that happened in 1948. Or, if your strengths allow it, try moving some of the lifting stones, as it was done by fishermen back in the day.

Vatnshellir Lava Cave is one of Snaefellsjokull National Park's gems. Going to this 8,000-year-old cave gives you a rare chance to feel like a character from Jules Verne's novel, A Journey to the Center of Earth. Please note that this attraction is optional, so if you decide not to attend the cave, you can spend your time at the Malarrif visitor center and its lighthouse. If there's some extra time left, you can also visit Lóndrangar rock cliffs.

Your first day will end at Hellissandur Adventure Hótel, where you can rest and prepare for the next day.

Day Highlights
  • Arnarstapi fishing village
  • Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Borgarnes village
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Vatnshellir cave (optional extra)
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to all highlights of the day
  • One night in a hotel

After breakfast, you'll start your trip of the day by going to Ytri-Tunga Beach. While many beaches in Iceland are known to have black sand shores, Ytri-Tunga is a golden-sand beach. But it's not the only thing that makes it unique – this is the place where you can spot seals. Your day will continue with two other astounding attractions: Glanni waterfall and Grábrók volcanic crater. For those who love water, next on your agenda is another beautiful waterfall called Hraunfossar. Here you'll have some time to explore the area and enjoy your lunch surrounded by magnificent views. 

Reykholt is famous for being the homeland of Icelandic historian, poet, and saga writer Snorri Sturluson. Next to this area, you'll visit Deildartunguhver hot springs, recognized as the highest-flowing one in Europe.

Your last stop before heading back to Reykjavik is Sturlureykir horse farm. Exclusive for being the first farm heated by the hot spring's energy, it greets its guests with lovely horses and pristine nature. 

Your day will end with a return to Reykjavik at around 6:00 p.m.

Day Highlights
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Historic site of Reykholt
  • Hraunfossar & Glanni waterfalls
  • Borgarfjörður area
  • Ytri-Tunga beach
  • Grábrók volcanic crater
  • Sturlureykir horse farm
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to all highlights of the day
  • Drop off in Reykjavik

Pick-up time

Pick-up is at 09:00 a.m. from your hotel or a 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.

Return time

After two days filled with mesmerizing sights and experiences, we return to Reykjavík in the evening around 6 p.m.

Optional activity

Vatnshellir Cave is an optional activity with an extra fee, please book it during the booking process.


If you’re traveling solo or with an odd number in your group, and you don’t choose the single supplement, you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.


We always recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30 am) you should be able to join the tour, but some risks would follow (i.e if the flight gets delayed) and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

If you are not sure that you have suitable gear for your tour, we offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking boots. You can book these items and more under the selection “Extras” in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your tour starting by using our customer portal - My Adventures, or contacting our customer care.

We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.

We do welcome participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. We have people of ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours.  Our average group usually consists of participants between the age 20-55 years. We do get a lot of solo travellers joining our tours, as well as families and friends.

If you have difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, you are more than welcome to skip it. You can explore your surroundings in the meantime or wait elsewhere. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs). If you have more or heavier luggage with you, you will need to book storage for the surplus luggage before you arrive, there is a small fee for using this facility. Luggage storage in Reykjavík can be added during the booking process of your order in the extras section.

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

Breakfast is included at all the hotels we stay in during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always try to choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.

If your tour includes accommodation, breakfast is always included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant.

Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. (Unless it’s specifically stated in the description of the tour)

On our multi-day tours, we will be making stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities. Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are almost always accepted. Having a small amount of cash doesn’t hurt though.

A single supplement is available if you want to have your own room, but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

When booking with Arctic Adventures, you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.

If you are traveling solo, you will have to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room.

All hotels have free Wi-Fi. Towels, a hairdryer and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels. Hotel breakfast is included!

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