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Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park

  • Full-day tour of Snaefellsnes National Park from Reykjavik
  • Admire the golden sands of Breiðafjörður beach
  • Gaze at the mighty Snæfellsjökull volcano glacier, featured in Jules Verne's famous novel, 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'
Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park
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Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park
From US$ 169.00
Discover the primitive splendour of Snaefellsnes National Park on an enriching full-day excursion from Reykjavik. In a comfortable vehicle, descend to an underwater tunnel and travel along the beautiful Icelandic peninsula to Breiðafjörður beach, a rare golden sand beach. Stop at a charming selection of small towns and fishing villages; marvel at swooping sea birds at the cliffs of Dritvík; and delight in the beauty of Kirkjufell, a church shaped mountain emphasized by a neighbouring waterfall. Receive personalized attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour.
What to Expect
After the pickup from Reykjavik, the journey begins by taking the underwater tunnel - 6 km long crossing under Hvalfjörður - the Whale bay fjord. Afterwards, we travel along the peninsula where we have the seaside on our left and incredible scenery and mountains on our right. This area was made famous in the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

We stop at the unique Breiðafjörður beach, one of the few beaches in Iceland that does not consist of black sand, that is why it is called the golden beach. Along the way, we visit small towns and fishing villages, see spectacular bird cliffs by the sea at Dritvík and stop at the fishing hamlets at Arnarstapi and Hellnar. In the northern side, we also stop by picturesque church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell which is accompanied by a wonderful little waterfall on the other side of the road. At Djúpalónssandur beach (may not be accessible in winter) we will allow those who feel up to it to try strength with the Stones of Trial.
The whole journey of Snæfellsnes peninsula circles around Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano which you can admire from several stops on the tour. Please note: the tour does not go on the glacier itself.
Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 15 October 2018
Excellent Day Trip

A great tour. Spectacular scenery with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide who knew the local history of the area, and was also able to personalize with first hand experiences. We had fantastic (almost miraculous) weather. Even the clouds atop Snæfellsjökull cleared at exactly the right...More

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Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hæ hæ! Thank you for taking your time to leave such a nice review for us! We are happy to hear you had a great time (and even great weather!). Snæfellsnes National Park is definitely very rich on various nature wonders such as Djúpalónssandur beach...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
Oh Wow!

We enjoyed our day tour greatly today. Combination of folklore, shared knowledge, and unbelievable scenery! Who could ask for more? Plenty of breaks to make the long travel bearable. Guide was knowledgeable and courteous. Glad we got to see this part of Iceland

Thank Susieq1121
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Susie for your review! It is our job to make our customers happy and make the tours as rich on sightseeing, history, folklore, etc. as possible! When you come back to Iceland we would like to show you more!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile
Beautiful scenery with a very enjoyable tour guide!

We enjoyed our tour very much with our tour guide, Mr. Andres Friman. He was very informative about the Viking sagas and Icelandic culture. His way of delivery was very interesting and he was also very funny. My favorite thing about the tour was that...More

Thank Wafuru
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review for us! You are more than welcome to contact us again when you come back to Iceland and we will do our best to arrange Andres F for you again:) There is a lot...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Very enjoyable tour

Very good tour. Our guide, Eirikur, went above and beyond to keep the group entertained all the time. He kept the group together and made sure everyone was happy and got what we were looking for in this tour. Thank you!

Thank Larisa K
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Larisa, thank you for taking your time to write the review! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed Snæfellsnes National Park tour with Eiríkur!

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Fantastic Day Trip!

We had a great time on this trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot about Icelandic culture, history and geography. Lots of great stops along the way, with enough time to get out and explore a bit. The drive out to...More

Thank laostic
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hae Laostic, Thank you for your in-depth review of our Snæfellsnes National Park tour! We couldn't agree more that the ride is a bit longer but definitely worth the time! Best regards

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