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Snæfellsnes National Park Tour

  • When does it run?
    01 Oct - 31 May : Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
    01 Jun - 3 Sept : Daily
  • Start time
    8:00am
  • Duration
    11 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Visit to Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Transportation by bus
  • English speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • See the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which some people believe emits a rare and rejuvenating energy
  • Take a nature walk along the staggering coastline of Arnastapi
  • See the abundant natural wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

Overview

Only a two-hour drive from Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a world unto itself.

Spend a day exploring this unspoiled wonderland, where nature’s inventions are permitted to flourish without human interruption.

The landscape is a gallery of strange and beautiful lava formations, the skies are filled with birds, and the sea is alive with marine life.

Take a nature walk along the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi, immerse yourself in the deliberate rhythm of small fishing villages, and stare up at the Snæfellsjökull glacier, where the protagonists in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” find a passage leading to the center of the earth.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Oct - 31 May : Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
    01 Jun - 3 Sept : Daily

  • Duration

    11 hours

  • Start time

    8:00am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.


    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.


    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at your hotel/guesthouse in the Reykjavik area

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel and set out on a scenic two-hour drive to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will be accompanied by an English or German speaking guide that knows all the secrets of the Peninsula. 

    Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you‘´ll get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds.

    Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you‘ll take a walk to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline before continuing to the small village of Hellnar where a break will be made for lunch (at own expense).

    After lunch the tour continues to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history.

    Leaving Djúpalónssandur you‘ll travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjordur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsula‘s most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.

    Along the way, stop at the mythical Snæfellsjökull glacier, which soars to a snowy summit more than 1400 meters above the sea and has long been a mainstay in Icelandic folklore as a haunt of elves, fairies and trolls. A dormant volcano, hundreds of people assemble here every summer to soak up what they believe to be supernatural energy radiation.

    Spend up to an hour hiking and bird watching along the precipitous shoreline, where lava formations look like the work of some abstract sculptor and Arctic Terns nest in the rugged cliffs.

    Continue your journey to the National Park, where you can walk along windswept beaches and look for majestic razorbills circling in the skies.

    A stop will be made during your tour at a local restaurant, where you can purchase food and refreshments (payable direct).

    You will be returned to your Reykjavik hotel at tour’s end.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Visit to Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Transportation by bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals and refreshments

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Pick-up from hotels, guesthouses and bus stops starts 30 minutes before the departure time of the tour.

The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the details.

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses.

Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

German language tour only operates on Monday. 

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveFor your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi. Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses. Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.

Customer Reviews

  • Stunning Snæfellsnes
    Robert Griffiths, United Kingdom 12/18/2017
  • Long day tour but visited some very scenic places!
    Lakshinee Kodituwakku, Australia 10/31/2017
  • best tour experience...
    Adife soyler, United Kingdom 01/30/2017

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