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


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.


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.


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

Photo Tours

These day tours are managed by a team of photo guides. 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.

ArcticShots offer the service of photographing you and your group during the day.


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

  • Food & drinks

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

Snaefellsnes tour

Snaefellsnes National Park Tours

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Private Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Minibus