Visit some of the best beauty spots in Iceland with an epic full day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsular. You will certainly feel connected to the centre of the Earth as you stand on an ancient lava field surrounded by tinder cones and photograph the twisted rocks. The Snæfellsnes Peninsular hosts some of Iceland’s oldest and dormant volcanoes including the endangered Snæfellsjökull. There are many beautiful coastlines with mad basalt forms and centuries of Icelandic fishing history and modern movie sets. The Snæfellsnes Peninsular is a fantastic photo tour and great for sightseers also.

Photo Tour

Our Snæfellsnes photo tours take you to some remote places and gives you time to explore with your camera while your photo guide judges the best routes and assists you with your photography. The main selling point of the Snæfellsnes peninsular is the incredible coastlines and lava fields. Catch the waves at the right time and you are guaranteed great looking photographs.

The Snæfellsnes photo tour works well in both Summer and Winter. The mountain road up to the glacier becomes open around Mid-Summer. From here you will have great views over Snæfellsnes with fantastic photo opportunities. During the Winter, a layer of snow on Kirkjufell and some ice on Kirkjufellsfoss cannot be topped! The South Snæfellsnes peninsular coastline with turbulent waves is stunning in Winter light.

 

Photographing Kirkjufell on Snæfellsnes

Coastlines

Some of our favourite coastlines are on the Snæfellsnes Peninsular. Knowing the best view points can really help you get the shot right first time. These cliffs are also home to a wide variety of seabirds, such as kitty-wakes and guillemots and the occasional puffin. There are some amazing local restaurants in the coastal towns, plenty of chance to try some local food or browse some local books.

 

Budir black church

 The Black Church at Buðir

 

Other features

Visit the district of Iceland’s biggest serial killer as well as some quaint churches. You will experience Icelandic hospitality in tiny fishing villages as you get a taste of Iceland.

We visit several photo locations at a flexible pace to get the best light and conditions. Emphasis will be on getting you to a top location for the sunset.

Londrangar Snæfellsness

Snæfellsnes Magic

Our 10 hour trip of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsular is a good value adventure.   As the setting for Jule’s Verne’s “Journey to the center of the earth”, the magic will also hit you from time to time as we explore the nooks and crannies of this crazy headland. Snæfellsnes is shaped by violent eruptions, the North Atlantic, the weather and generations of Icelanders. The highlight is often Kirkjufell (the most photographed mountain in Iceland), but there are amazing coastlines and lava fields to keep us busy before we get there.

Kirkjufellsfoss

The famous Church mountain is often our main stop, so the tour will try to be here for the sunset. This fascinating waterfall complex has 2 levels and a wide variety of access points. The challenge is to include the Church mountain (Kirkjufell) and one of the may levels of waterfall in your scene.

Seasons: Running all seasons.

Timings:

Summer: The tour may start early afternoon in Summer. This trip may involve shooting through the night hours (20.00-02.00) and returning to Reykjavik early morning during Mid-Summer. We will revert to daylight hours through August.

  • Winter: Regular morning starts from 07.30 – 09.30 for most of the Winter.
  • Duration: around 10 hours

Booking option 1

A day-tour with our photo guide, Pall.  He will take you around the Snæfellsnes peninsula to explore the volcanic landscape and dramatic coastlines. This guided photo tour is private and for up to 4 passengers.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels.
  • Everyone welcome.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Pro photo guide

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?

Bring clothes according to the weather and weather forecast, your camera with fully charged batteries, memory cards and a tripod.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event

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Booking option 2

These day tours are managed by our photo guide Bragi. This guided tour is private and focused on spending a day with an experienced photographer around the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This is suitable for all levels of photography skills, from a beginner to a professional photographer. Even if you are just taking photos on you smart phone we will give you advice on composition etc.

Last but no least we can also offer the service of photographing you and your group during the day.

Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels.
  • Everyone welcome.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Pro photo guide

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?
Camera, phone, tripod and good spirit

Private tours The price is for up to 4 passengers, if your group is larger than 4 please contact us.

Duration:

10-12 hours (flexible)


Sightseeing Activities

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Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 70% if booking is cancelled 5 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 8 days or less before event

Sightseeing tours

These tours range from bus tours to local tours to private tours. See this beautiful part of Iceland with a group at a budget price or travel in comfort with a private tour.

If you want to spread the cost of travelling to different parts of Iceland, these sightseeing day tours are a great option. Be introduced to some great Snæfellsnes locations by our sightseeing partners.

Bus tours

A selection of Snæfellsnes bus tours from our partners.

Snæfellsnes Coastline #Iceland

Snæfellsnes Coastline

Bus Travel Iceland

Explore the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this premium sightseeing tour.

On our tour, we will visit the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi, Grundarfjordur and Hellnar. Spectacular mountains such as Kirkjufell greet us on our trip around the peninsula. The volcanic landscape of lava fields and craters at Ljósufjöll show fascinating geology. We visit the black beach at Djúpalónssandur with great views of the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier. We may even see seals.

This is a relaxed tour with no rush.

Our professional guides will share local knowledge and great stories.

  • Group size: max. 15 guests
  • Duration: 10 hours

Sightseeing tour includes

  • Transport by bus
  • Guided English language

The duration of the tour is 10 hours.

Arnarstapi fishing village

Arnarstapi fishing village

Gateway to Iceland

Our Snaefellsnes Tour takes you on an incredible journey. The national park at Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier where Jules Verne based his novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Our journey begins with the underwater tunnel under Hvalfjörður. Then we travel around the peninsula where we have the sea to our left and mountains to the right. Many of the locations are featured in the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013). We stop at the golden beach – one of the few beaches in Iceland with golden sand. We also visit small towns and fishing villages and the bird cliffs by the sea at Dritvík. We explore the fishing hamlets at Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Towards the end of the tour, we cross to the North side and stop at the famous church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell and the waterfall.

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • The main Sights of our sightseeing tour include the Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, basalt columns, Bird cliffs and Kirkjufell (church mountain) with Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

    Included

    – Pick-up & drop-off in central Reykjavik

    What do I need to bring?

    Outdoor clothes, wind and waterproof, sturdy walking shoes. Bring your own refreshments or buy them on lunch and coffee stops along the way.

    Please note

    Our tours require a minimum number of 4 passenger in order to operate. We reserve the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
    Kirkjufell Mountain Snæfellsnes

    Kirkjufell Mountain

    Bus Travel Iceland

    Experience the range of Icelandic natural beauty in just one area—the wonderfully diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

    Our sightseeing tour will explore the sweet fishing villages of Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. The tour visits spectacular mountains such as Kirkjufell and volcanic craters at Ljósufjöll. Our travels include the shipwreck beach at Djúpalónssandur and the picturesque Snæfellsjökull glacier. We also visit the seals at Ytri Tunga.

    We are in no hurry, this is a relaxed tour.

  • Duration: 10 hours.

  • What does the tour include?

    • Experienced Driver/guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Reykjavik area hotels

    What to bring

    Warm clothes, waterproofs and good shoes

    Wonders of Snæfellsnes national park

    Wonders of Snæfellsnes

    Reykjavik Excursions

    The Snæfellsnes peninsula is like a miniature version of Iceland. Amazing locations such as Snæfellsjökull glacier, black sandy beaches, bird cliffs and volcanic craters. Our sightseeing tour stops at the beautiful fishing village of Arnarstapi and the old old fishing village at Hellnar. We also visit Djúpalónssandur beach and the famous Kirkjufell mountain. The incredible scenes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula has inspired people all over the world including Jules Verne’s science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.

  • Guided in English and German (see extra info)
  • Tour duration: 08:00 – 20:30

  • Tour includes

    Guided bus tour Pick up could be 30 minutes before departure

    Languages

    English speaking guide: Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (1 Jun – 31 Aug), Sun (15 – 31 May & 1 – 15 Sep) & Wed & Sat (all year) German speaking guide: Sat (all year)

    Private Tours of Snæfellsnes

    Explore the peninsula in style and comfort. Listed here are private and semi-private tours of Snæfellsnes.

    Private Superjeep Snæfellsnes sightseeing tour

    Super jeep tour

    SuperJeep

    Choose to travel in Luxury SUV or Superjeep.

    This Snæfellsnes Private tour will take you to visit Iceland‘s oldest trading town, Ólafsvík which dates to 1687, and the port at Stykkishólmur, which overlooks the Breiðarfjörður Bay. On this tour we visit Kirkjufell (463m) – a beautifully shaped mountain. Its name means ‘Church Mountain’ but it looks more like witches hat. The tour continues to Snæfellsjökull glacier for breathtaking views over the peninsula.

    The Snæfellsnes area is also known for being populated by elves and trolls. But of course this nonsense isn’t true – there is no way you will see an elf or anything.

    It said the glacier has powers of the force and Darth Vader said it was a stargate to another world. The scenery is inspiring. Exploring Snæfellsnes in a Luxury SUV makes the whole experience very memorable.

    Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour highlights:

     

    • Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
    • Snæfellsjökull glacier
    • Lóndrangar Bird cliffs
    • Old old Fishing villages
    • Kiss an elf in the nature
    • Eat fresh blue mussels

     

    Extras:

    Lava Cave Vatnshellir – 8000 year old lava tube is more than 200 meters long. A truly amazing experience.

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    Tours on Snæfellsnes

    Tours that start and finish in Snæfellsnes locations.

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    Snæfellsness Locations:

    • Borgarnes – beautiful views across Borgarfjörður – Walter Mitty scene
    • Buðir – the black church
    • Arnarstapi – seastacks and arches – quirky lunch cafe
    • Djuparlon – a cove with a ship wreck and heavy lifting stones for strong men (and ladies)
    • Londrangar – colourful bird cliffs and view of Snæfellsjökull
    • Snæfellsjökull – jeep tours can drive over the volcano route in late Summer
    • Olafsvík – fishing village
    • Grundarfjörður – Kirkjufell – the famous Church Mountain
    • Berserkurhraun – a crazy lava field for Jeep tours

    Intended as possible locations and may depend on weather conditions.

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    Why book with us?

    1. Established 2010 – at the same time as the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic eruption
    2. All our guides are experienced photographers and tour operators.  They are fully licensed and registered with the Icelandic Tourist board.
    3. We are connected to many other Iceland tour companies, so we can really tailor your tour to suit your needs.
    4. Our bespoke service will cater to your hotel needs.
    5. All our Winter photo tours provide micro-spike style crampons for slippery surfaces.

    Volcano - crater eruption 2010