Western Region, Iceland
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  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Trip

    1. Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Trip

    During this full-day (10-hour) excursion from Reykjavik you’ll travel along the Snæfellsnes peninsula and through the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Stop to enjoy the small village of Arnarstapi and take a walk through the rugged and dramatic landscape by the shore. Visit the the gorgeous black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur, see the rock formations and hear stories about famous shipwrecks off the coast. Enjoy the view of the world famous triangular mountain Kirkjufell, which was used to depict the Arrowhead Mountain in the series Game of Thrones.  With some additional stops along the route you’ll get a good overall sense of the magical influence of the Snæfellsjökull glacier.

    I gave 4 stars because of waiting for 30 minutes for picking up. I should be there at 7:30, the tour starts at 8 and bus arrived on time. However, the guide was excellent and he explained us everything and showed lots of things.

  • Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

    2. Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

    Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. Travel in a group of no more than 19 people for your comfort and maximum personal attention. Depart Reykjavik and get your first view of Snæfellsjökull volcano on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Marvel at the highest peak in the area, often visible from the capital on clear days. Continue to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga, where the nearby beach is home to a popular seal colony. Look at their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf. Discover the coastal areas and natural harbor of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where beautiful rock formations, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, dot the coastline. Take a stroll along the cliffs to get some refreshing sea air. Next, look at the 2 black basalt columns of Lóndrangar, so tall that they can be seen from the road. Go to the...

    The tour was great and the guide we had was the best. We went on 9/11 and we could not have been happier from the weather to the guide. We must mention him more then once. The trip covers everything and is encompassing to say the least. If you want to see Iceland do this and the Southern tour, you cannot go wrong. We got to see seals, all kinds of mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, formations, you name it we got to see it and was on time as all trips are. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

  • Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

    3. Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

    Your 8-day Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik, then sets out along the Golden Circle, passing by Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park. As you admire the hot water spouting from the earth, learn about the history of Iceland from your expert guides. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascades, and hike on an ancient glacier. The highlight of the day is a trip to the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Explore Skaftafell National Park on day 3 and marvel at the white sheets of ice as they contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, explore an Ice Cave and blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlon. Spend the evening looking out for the stunning Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. On day 4, follow your guides thro...

  • From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Day Tour and Home Cooked Meal

    4. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Day Tour and Home Cooked Meal

    Get back to nature in the amazing landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a day trip from Reykjavik. Marvel at the lunar landscapes and volcanic vistas as you head towards the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Look for the ice cap across the bay as you depart Reykjavik. Be prepared to experience unexplained energy flows from the mystical scenery, said to be the "Center of the Earth." See volcanic craters and lava fields, discover hidden coves and bizarre rock formations, and listen to local legends and folk stories. Then, enjoy a tasty home cooked meal at a local horse ranch.

    I learned and so much and our guide was amazing.He was so nice and informative great experience best I've had in Iceland,!

  • Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Tour

    5. Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Tour

    Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, described as “Iceland in Miniature,” on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Following your transfer from the city center, travel along the coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snæfellsnes Glacier, enjoying mountain scenery on one side, and the unique Breiðafjörður beach on the other. Locals call it the "Golden Beach" as it is one of the only beaches in Iceland that is not made of black sand. Pass small towns and fishing villages, including the hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, and see spectacular birds nesting in cliffs by the sea. Look out for other wildlife, including - if you are lucky - seals! End in the center of the park at the mighty Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, made famous by Jules Verne in “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” On the north side of the peninsula you will see the famous church-shaped Kirkjufell Mountain, with the ne...

    Great experience. It was really a lot of fun. Amazing stories, cool sights to see and with Trond, a very funny and experienced tour guide. Thanks!

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

    6. Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Small-Group Tour

    See colorful wildlife throughout your 12-hour tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain, rising 463 meters out of the sea. Stop at the charming village of Arnarstapi to see the breathtaking cliff formations. Visit the black-pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur in Snæfellsnes National Park. Hear interesting stories from your guide of shipwrecks and adventures. Travel past impressive landscapes on the way to the northern side of the peninsula. Enjoy views of Gerðuberg Natural Heritage Site and the dramatic lava field of Berserkjahraun. Stop by the picturesque black church, Búðakirkja

  • From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    7. From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Finish the day at Skaftafell National Park where you can admire panoramic views on a glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. From May throughout October, a boat tour among icebergs is included, while from November to March you can go ice caving. Later, visit Vestrahorn, Studlagil Canyon (...

    What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

  • Reykjavik: 2-Day Snæfellsnes Tour

    8. Reykjavik: 2-Day Snæfellsnes Tour

    After being picked up in Reykjavik, your tour begins by driving on the scenic route 1 to the friendly town of Borgarnes. From there, the course is set to the Snæfellsnes, where you will enjoy watching seals play on the beach and take in some amazing sights at the many beautiful creations of nature in the area. The Snæfellsnesjökull glacier looms mysterious and magical as your tour continues around the peninsula, and you will also have a chance to admire the beautiful and photogenic mountain of Kirkjufell. After this visual feast, your day will end at your accommodation in Western Iceland. The Northern Lights are also famous for playing their incredible symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable. On the second day, your journey continues to the Borgarfjodur area, where you will visit the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls. One of the many highlights of the tour ...

    The tour itself is named "2 days Snæfellsnestour" . What did I expect was to be picked up and stay with those people who were with me in the bus all the time . It wasn't like that. It turned out I was the only one who booked a 2 days tour... all the others (we where about 8 people I think) only booked a one day tour. So at the end of the trip they went back to Reykjavik while I was dropped off at a Hotel in Borgarnes. I mean I got my own room (It said there will be double rooms) But since I was the only one staying there from this tour it was awkward to sit alone in the lobby and eat dinner and also breakfast on the next day alone ... The next day I got picked up by another guide and I met another group of people. The people were nice and awsome at boths tours and I made friends on boths days. However I wasn't happy to be the only one who stayed (without knowing anyone) at the hotel and it was impossible to get in touch cuz there were only families and friends staying there together

  • Reykjavik: 4-Day South Coast, Golden Circle, and Snæfellsnes

    9. Reykjavik: 4-Day South Coast, Golden Circle, and Snæfellsnes

    Throughout this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous geysir and the geothermal area, the powerful waterfall of Gullfoss, and Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken with your local guide to see the impressive Kerið crater, and visit a traditional diary farm where you’ll try local ice-cream, free of charge. On the second and third day, you’ll be taken to the famous south coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, and the stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in the Vatnajökull National Park. Whilst in that national park, you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier. On the fourth day you’ll be taken to beautiful Western Iceland. There, you’ll explore the hidden gem of the west, the peninsula of Snæfellsnes, also known as “Iceland in a nutshell”. It is characterized by several magnificent and p...

  • Snæfellsnes: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

    10. Snæfellsnes: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

    Put on your hiking boots and join the tour group on a wonderful hike to one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland. Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-covered volcano located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland and stretching 1446 m above sea level. Admire the stunning views over the peninsula, made famous by Jules Verne's book, Journey to the Center of the Earth. The entire hike from the base of the glacier usually takes about 5-6 hours.  Starting from Snæfellsnes road, hike along a rocky path for 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. Stop to put on glacier gear, crampons, harness, ice axes, and ropes. The guides will show you how to use this equipment and there will be time to stop for a snack and water.  Hike for about 3 hours to the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On clear days the view is beautiful over the peninsula. Depending on your inclination, stop at around 1400 m or adve...

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What people are saying about Western Region, Iceland

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 103 reviews

The tour was great and the guide we had was the best. We went on 9/11 and we could not have been happier from the weather to the guide. We must mention him more then once. The trip covers everything and is encompassing to say the least. If you want to see Iceland do this and the Southern tour, you cannot go wrong. We got to see seals, all kinds of mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, formations, you name it we got to see it and was on time as all trips are. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

This was a fantastic trip , even though the weather was horrendous , a huge downpour . The peninsula is one of marvelous beauty . I’m so glad I saw it . Mikhal was a great guide and driver .

Very good tour!!! Unfortunately the weather was not the best, but the tour guide/driver has tried to avoid the rain by looking to the weather forecast.

I learned and so much and our guide was amazing.He was so nice and informative great experience best I've had in Iceland,!