Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

Summary

After Reykjavik hotel pickup, hop inside your climate-controlled Super Jeep, a 4x4 specially equipped to tackle Iceland’s rugged terrain. Meet your group of no more than six passengers, and then enjoy the views of the stunning west coast as you travel north to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Hear about this untouched peninsula, immortalized by Jules Verne in his novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, from your guide, and learn about its Viking heritage and folk tales, beloved by Iceland’s artists, writers, and musicians. On arrival, enjoy a comprehensive tour of the peninsula’s scenic highlights, and quaint towns and villages. View Snæfellsjökull, the towering, snow-covered volcano on the peninsula’s tip. Take photos of the rock formations here, and watch for kittiwakes as your guide explains how Verne imagined the volcano’s crater as the entrance to the earth’s center. Pause at Skarðsvík beach to admire its golden sands and cliffs, and drive through folklore-steeped Lóndrangar to see its basalt pinnacles that look like a seaside rock castle, and rugged cliffs frequented by puffins and fulmars. Stop for photos at Búðir, where a tiny church stands picturesquely against Snæfellsjökull volcano, and visit the villages of Hellnar and Arnarstapi, tucked among basalt mountains and connected by a spectacular coastal road that winds past rock formations. Keep your camera ready, too for the harbor town of Grundarfjörður, set beneath Mt. Kirkjufell, a stunning, cone-shaped mountain replete with waterfalls that’s one of Iceland’s prettiest spots. You’ll also visit Stykkishólmur, one of Snæfellsjökull’s most charming towns, and known for its environmental sustainability. Admire the pastel-hued buildings, see the well-preserved traditional houses in the center, and take in the surrounding coastline, home to colonies of seabirds. After a day’s exploring, return to Reykjavik where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Tour info

Duration
12 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Exploration by Super Jeep of the wildest region of Iceland with breathtaking landscapes, lovely small towns, rock formations, colorful sand beaches, waterfalls & lava fields. Highlights of the Tour include Stykkishólmur (A typical Icelandic fishing village), Grundarfjörður & Kirkjufell (A village & an impressive mountain), Skarðsvík (A gold sand beach), Snæfellsjökull (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Lóndrangar (The rocky castle), Hellnar & Arnarstapi (The twin villages), Búðir (The black Church)

What’s included?

  • Pick up and drop off

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional guidance

  • Wifi connection

  • Hot drinks on board

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Try Iceland Tours is a fully licensed tour operator in Iceland. We provide professionally guided adventure tours by Super Jeep in Iceland’s vast natural wonders. Our aim is to offer you an amazing and unforgettable experience by exploring amazing landscapes and mind-blowing beauty of Iceland, unreachable with a regular car.

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