The Wonders of Snæfellsnes


The Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland is almost like a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to its emblematic Snæfellsjökull glacier, you will find white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, incredibly rich trout lakes and salmon rivers, lush valleys, and unique harbours in charming fishing villages.


The stunning landscapes of the peninsula have captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in which the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier is where the journey begins. Snæfellsnes continues to inspire great works of art to this day, most recently when Ben Stiller filmed parts of his critically acclaimed blockbuster “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” here, notably in the charming village of Stykkishólmur, through which the tour will take you.


Stops include: Ytri-tunga (well-known seal colony), Hellnar (lunch stop), Arnarstapi, Djúpalónssandur, Saxhóll Crater, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður, and Borgarnes.  


Quick Facts

Departure: From accommodation in Reykjavík. Pick up at 07:30.

Operation period: 
16 Sep – 14 May: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays 
15 May – 31 May & 1 Sep – 15 Sep: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 Jun – 31 Aug: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays


Price 2016: Adults 21.000 ISK / Children 0-11 years: Free / Children 12-15 years: 50% off


Includes: Bus fare and guidance in English. Lunch and refreshments not included.

Guidance in:

• English: Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (all year) and Tue & Fri (1 Jun - 30 Sept).
• German: Sat (all year).
• French: Mon (1 Jun - 30 Sept).
• Spanish: Thu (1 Jun - 30 Sept).

Duration: 12 hours


How to book: This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to





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