Full-Day Guided Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula includes Guided coach tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Reykjavik hotel pick-up, drop-off.
- See stunning landscapes of Snaefellsjokull Peninsula
- Visit the filming location of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- See white and black sand beaches
- Witness bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters, and charming fishing villages
The Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is a miniature version of the island. In addition to its characteristic Snæfellsjokull glacier, there are black sandy beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, and volcanic craters.
On this tour, we will stop at the fishing village Arnarstapi, the ancient fishing village Hellnar, visit Djupalonssandur beach, and pass by the iconic Kirkjufell mountain.
There are only a handful of places in Iceland where golden and pink beaches can be found, as the country is best known for its black lava beaches. In addition to stunning scenery, the peninsula is home to a number of small towns and villages that are a joy to visit.
Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
Snæfellsjökull which is Snæfellsness’s main attraction is a 1446m (4744ft) dormant strato-volcano with a 200m (656ft) crater. The astonishing glacier towers over the Snæfellsnes National park at the tip of the peninsula. The glacier is known to be one of the world’s seven energy centers (chakras) and some believe it to be a meeting place for extraterrestrials.
Because of the strong energy field coming from the glacier, you can’t escape feeling re-energized after your stay there. The amazing Snæfellsjökull volcano has not erupted in the last 1800 years. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s communities were the first among European communities to receive the EarthCheck certification which is an international system used as a benchmark for sustainability in travel and tourism.
The seal colony at Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach where the seals like to hang out at. The favorable time to spot them is over the summer months of June, July, and August. You’ll have the chance to get pretty close to them by climbing the rocks.
The Black little church is also a popular spot to visit and photo. This historic church is located in Budir and has a small beautiful cemetery next to it. The hidden gem is great to take photos with since it is located in the lava field.
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
At the Bjarnarhofn shark museum, you’ll have a chance to learn all about sharks as well as take part in the popular tradition of tasting a rotten shark which is definitely an experience you want to have as a story to tell later.
Top attractions in Reykjavik
Here are some top attractions in Reykjavik you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
The church of Hallgrímskirkja is the main landmark of Reykjavík and its tower, standing at 74.5 meters high, can be seen from almost anywhere in the town.
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Reykjavik and Iceland travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Reykjavik and Iceland so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
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Top hotels in Reykjavik
Reykjavik has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavik and offers a fitness center...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
Built on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Adalstraeti, Hotel Reykjavík Centrum hotel is situated 199 m from the Reykjavik Art Museum. It features a special exhibition center in...
Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a stylish hotel located 2 km from Reykjavik town center and Laugardalslaug, its biggest outdoor pool. It provides three times a day a free shuttle bus...
Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Reykjavik. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience....
Cheap flights calendar for Reykjavik
The peak season for flights to Reykjavik is May, July and August. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, October and November.
Reykjavik is served by these airports: Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport. Direct flights to Reykjavik are offered by 22 airlines. Most flights are with Icelandair. Direct flights from Reykjavik, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Jacksonville.
Reykjavik and Iceland attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik and in Iceland.
Last Updated on March 13, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com