Snæfellsnes Peninsula | Private Tour

Snæfellsnes Peninsula beckons travelers with its rugged beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fishing village Arnarstapi
  • Hellnar short hike
  • Beach Djúpalónssandur
  • Rock Pillars Lóndrangar
  • Kirkjufell Mountain & Waterfall
  • Fjords
  • Secret stops

QUICK FACTS

  • Tour type: Private Tour for up to 4 people (contact us for bigger group)
  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Pick up: 8:30 – 9:00

EXCLUDED

  • Food: (we’ll make a stop for lunch)

OPTIONAL:
Easy lava cave exploration, 45 min.

Discovering Snæfellsnes: The Ultimate Private Tour Experience

Nestled on the western coast of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula beckons travelers with its rugged beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. From towering cliffs and dramatic fjords to quaint fishing villages and ancient lava fields, this enchanting region offers a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered. While there are many ways to explore Snæfellsnes, embarking on a private tour with a knowledgeable guide offers unparalleled access and insights into the hidden gems that make this peninsula so special.

Embarking on a private tour of Snæfellsnes unlocks a world of possibilities, allowing travelers to tailor their experience to their interests, preferences, and pace. With a private guide at your side, you’ll have the flexibility to explore the peninsula’s most iconic sights while also venturing off the beaten path to discover hidden treasures known only to locals.

One of the greatest advantages of a private tour is the personalized attention and expertise provided by your guide. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast seeking the perfect shot, a nature lover eager to learn about the local flora and fauna, or a history buff interested in the region’s cultural heritage, your guide can customize the itinerary to ensure that every moment is tailored to your interests.

Furthermore, a private tour allows for a more intimate and immersive experience, free from the constraints of large tour groups. You’ll have the freedom to linger at each stop, soaking in the sights, sounds, and sensations of Snæfellsnes at your own pace. This flexibility also extends to transportation, with the convenience of a private vehicle ensuring comfort, privacy, and convenience throughout your journey.

While Snæfellsnes boasts an abundance of natural and cultural attractions which we will visit depending on the time we have include:

 

  • Snæfellsjökull National Park: At the heart of the peninsula lies Snæfellsjökull, a glacier-capped stratovolcano immortalized in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Explore the national park’s diverse landscapes, from volcanic craters and lava fields to windswept coastlines and pristine beaches.
  • Kirkjufell Mountain: Often referred to as the “most photographed mountain in Iceland,” Kirkjufell’s distinctive cone-shaped peak rises majestically from the surrounding landscape. Marvel at the mountain’s beauty from multiple vantage points, including the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
  • Arnarstapi and Hellnar: These picturesque coastal villages offer a glimpse into Iceland’s maritime history, with charming fishing harbors, sea cliffs teeming with birdlife, and scenic walking trails that meander along the rugged coastline.
  • Village Búðir: This tiny site is located on the south part of Snæfellsnes peninsula. In ancient times it was a landing place for merchant ships. A few years ago revealed that the estuaries in the sand outside Búðir is a big wreck that thought to be from the 17th or 18th century.
  • Ytri Tunga Beach: Known for its resident seal colony, Ytri Tunga Beach offers a unique opportunity to observe these playful marine mammals in their natural habitat. Keep your camera ready as you watch the seals bask on the rocks and frolic in the surf.
  • Lóndrangar: The Lóndrangar is a pair of rock pillars in found by the beach on the south west part of the snæfellsnes peninsula. They are volcanic plugs of basalt, that have been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion.
  • Djúpalónssandur Beach: This black sand beach is known for its haunting beauty and historic relics, including the remnants of a shipwreck and a series of ancient lifting stones used by fishermen to test their strength. Visitors can stroll along the shore, taking in panoramic views of the rugged coastline and the surrounding cliffs.
  • Saxhóll Crater: For a unique perspective of Snæfellsnes’ volcanic landscape, visitors can climb to the rim of Saxhóll Crater, a dormant volcanic cone that offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. A staircase leads to the top of the crater, where visitors can peer into its depths and contemplate the forces that shaped the region.

 

Optional activities include a visit to Vatnshellir Cave: Descend into the depths of Snæfellsnes’ volcanic past with a guided tour of Vatnshellir Cave, an otherworldly subterranean labyrinth formed by ancient lava flows. Explore the eerie beauty of the cave’s lava formations and learn about its geological significance from your knowledgeable guide.  This activity is delivered on request and can affect length of other stops.

A private tour of Snæfellsnes promises an unforgettable journey through one of Iceland’s most captivating regions. With the expertise of a private guide, the flexibility of a personalized itinerary, and the comfort of private transportation, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, rich history, and unique culture of this enchanting peninsula. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Snæfellsnes awaits, ready to captivate and inspire adventurers from near and far.

There will be a number of secret stops as well, but we can’t tell you about it. “Only Guide knows” …

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locationSnæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland
duration9-11 Hours, Day Tour
seasonAll Year Round
Flexible Travel Experience