Snæfellsnes National Park day tour
History & heritage tours

Snæfellsnes National Park day tour

Language: English
Availability: See Calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Do this because
  • Experience the stunning natural beauty of Iceland
  • Spot local wildlife and enjoy extraordinary landscapes
  • Visit one of the most iconic and photographed locations
What to expect

Journey across striking landscapes on Snæfellsnes peninsula and experience the stunning natural beauty and breathtaking imagery. Marvel at the magnificence of Snæfellsjökull volcano, spot seals and a myriad of sea birds along the coast, and discover the rich heritage and fascinating history of this mesmerizing area.

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjörður and the village of Borgarnes where a short stop will be made for refreshments. Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you'll get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds. Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you‘ll take a walk to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline and where a break will be made for lunch.

After lunch, the tour continues to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.

Out of Grundarfjörður, the route lies across Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends was where two Swedish "Berserks" forged Iceland‘s first road and over to the south side of the peninsula through Vatnaleið pass.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips or gratuities (optional)
Reduced price

Children (5-11): Free

Youth (12-17): Reduced

Where

Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:

The tour departs from The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4. The best option to get there is simply to take advantage of the complimentary hotel pick up service by contacting Gray Line Iceland to let them know exactly where you are staying. Alternatively, you can make your own way to the meeting point. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time and introduce yourself at the sales desk for check-in.

IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.

When
  • The tour departs at 8.00am
  • Pick-up starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time
  • Those not taking advantage of the pick-up should arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour starting time
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Provider
Gray Line Iceland
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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